Brantley

First Name
20k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
21k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Brantley

"Brantley" is a name of English origin, and it means "Proud". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Brantley

Brantley Gilbert is a country rock and rock music musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2005. Brantley was given the name Brantley Keith Gilbert on January 20th, 1985 in Jefferson, Georgia.

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Brantley was born on January 3rd, 1805 in Randolph County, North Carolina. He breathed his last breath on October 7th, 1891.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Brantley

Her most notable accomplishments were from 1981 to 2008. Betsy was born on September 20th, 1955 in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, U.S.

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Michael Brantley is an athlete for the Cleveland Indians. Michael was born on May 15th, 1987 in Bellevue, Washington.

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John Brantley is a football player. John was born on March 3rd, 1989 in Ocala, Florida. John is also known as Brantley, John, and IV.

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Ben Brantley is a theater critic and journalist. He has had major accomplishments since 1975. Ben was given the name Benjamin D. Brantley on October 26th, 1954 in Durham, North Carolina, U.S.

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Jeff Brantley is a baseball player. Jeff was born on September 5th, 1963 in Florence, Alabama.

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Scot Brantley is an athlete. He was most active from 1980 to 1987. Scot was born on February 24th, 1958 in Chester, South Carolina. Scot is also known as Brantley, Scot Eugene; Brantley, and Scot E..

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How popular is the baby name Brantley in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1893 5 0 5
1894 5 0 5
1910 6 0 6
1912 9 0 9
1914 7 0 7
1915 11 0 11
1916 8 0 8
1917 5 0 5
1918 12 0 12
1919 8 0 8
1920 10 0 10
1921 9 0 9
1922 7 0 7
1923 13 0 13
1924 7 0 7
1925 13 0 13
1926 16 0 16
1927 10 0 10
1928 5 0 5
1929 9 0 9
1930 11 0 11
1931 10 0 10
1932 6 0 6
1933 14 0 14
1934 8 0 8
1935 14 0 14
1936 15 0 15
1937 10 0 10
1938 10 0 10
1939 11 0 11
1940 13 0 13
1941 12 0 12
1942 9 0 9
1943 12 0 12
1944 10 0 10
1945 10 0 10
1946 9 0 9
1947 14 0 14
1948 18 0 18
1949 12 0 12
1950 15 0 15
1951 12 0 12
1952 17 0 17
1953 10 0 10
1954 10 0 10
1955 9 0 9
1956 9 0 9
1957 19 0 19
1958 24 0 24
1959 17 0 17
1960 19 0 19
1961 16 0 16
1962 16 0 16
1963 18 0 18
1964 15 0 15
1965 21 0 21
1966 13 0 13
1967 8 0 8
1968 28 0 28
1969 23 0 23
1970 24 0 24
1971 28 5 23
1972 24 0 24
1973 24 0 24
1974 31 0 31
1975 36 6 30
1976 21 6 15
1977 33 5 28
1978 44 8 36
1979 34 0 34
1980 46 9 37
1981 35 6 29
1982 48 10 38
1983 32 6 26
1984 44 9 35
1985 44 8 36
1986 48 8 40
1987 44 0 44
1988 96 0 96
1989 87 0 87
1990 75 12 63
1991 62 0 62
1992 64 8 56
1993 73 6 67
1994 89 16 73
1995 74 10 64
1996 75 9 66
1997 105 20 85
1998 90 15 75
1999 89 17 72
2000 110 24 86
2001 99 13 86
2002 84 17 67
2003 109 15 94
2004 90 14 76
2005 119 25 94
2006 116 22 94
2007 112 13 99
2008 117 18 99
2009 152 15 137
2010 339 28 311
2011 1,015 27 988
2012 2,627 48 2,579
2013 3,229 40 3,189
2014 3,388 46 3,342
2015 3,345 55 3,290
2016 2,623 31 2,592

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Popularity of Brantley as a first name

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Popularity of Brantley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Brantley U.S.
  White 59.23% 64.26%
  African American 35.48% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.32% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.63% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.36% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Brantley

People with the last name Brantley are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Brantley

  • How Popular is the name Brantley? Brantley is the 1,667th most popular name of all time. As a last name Brantley was the 1,684th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Brantley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20,015 babies born with the first name Brantley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Brantley to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brantley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1893 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Brantley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brantley is Saturday, July 2nd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Brantley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brantley was in 2014 with a total of 3,342 babies. That's a lot of babies named Brantley!
  • Random Brantley Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brantley ranks 80th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Iowa. Imagine that, 52 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Brantley: Your name in reverse order is Yeltnarb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rebltany. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Brantley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 21,395 people with the last name Brantley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brantley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Brantley as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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