Braxton

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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Braxton

"Braxton" is a name of English origin, and it means "Brock's Town". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A habitational surname​, possibly from Branxton in Northumberland.
  2. A male given name, modern transferred use of the surname.

Notable Persons Named Braxton

Braxton Miller is a football player. Braxton was born on November 30th, 1992 in Springfield, Ohio.

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Braxton Bragg is a military person. His military service ended in 1856.

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Braxton Olita is a pop music, rock music, and reggae singing and songwriter. He has been prominent since 2004. Braxton was born Braxton Olita on September 17th, 1985 in Honolulu.

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Braxton Craven was an office holder. Braxton was born on August 22nd, 1822 in Randolph County, North Carolina. He breathed his last breath on November 10th, 1882.

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Braxton Beacham was a --05-18. Braxton was born on September 12th, 1864 in Georgia (U.S. state). He left this life on September 24th, 1924.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Braxton

Toni Braxton is a singer, songwriter, actress, record producer, and television personality. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to present. Toni was given the name Toni Michele Braxton on October 7th, 1967 in Severn, Maryland, U.S.

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Tamar Braxton is a television personality, actress, singing, and singer. She has been prominent since 1989. Tamar was given the name Tamar Estine Braxton on March 17th, 1977 in Severn, Maryland, U.S.

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Traci Braxton is a contemporary r&b, soul music, and pop music musician. She was most active from 1989 to present. Traci was given the name Traci Renee Braxton on April 2nd, 1971 in Severn, Maryland, U.S. Traci is also known as Traci Braxton.

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Trina Braxton is a contemporary r&b, soul music, and pop music musician. She was most active from 1989 to present. Trina was given the name Trina Evelyn Braxton on December 3rd, 1974 in Severn, Maryland, U.S. Trina is also known as Trina Braxton.

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Anthony Braxton is a jazz, avant-garde jazz, and free jazz musician. He plays saxophone, clarinets, flute, piano, and Clarinet. He has been prominent since 1968. Anthony was born Anthony Braxton on June 4th, 1945.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1885 6 0 6
1899 5 0 5
1900 5 0 5
1908 5 0 5
1909 5 0 5
1910 7 0 7
1911 6 0 6
1912 13 0 13
1913 8 0 8
1914 20 0 20
1915 18 0 18
1916 22 0 22
1917 17 0 17
1918 25 0 25
1919 21 0 21
1920 24 0 24
1921 30 0 30
1922 17 0 17
1923 23 0 23
1924 19 0 19
1925 25 0 25
1926 24 0 24
1927 19 0 19
1928 30 0 30
1929 19 0 19
1930 23 0 23
1931 18 0 18
1932 20 0 20
1933 27 0 27
1934 25 0 25
1935 17 0 17
1936 23 0 23
1937 29 0 29
1938 20 0 20
1939 25 0 25
1940 19 0 19
1941 27 0 27
1942 17 0 17
1943 28 0 28
1944 16 0 16
1945 11 0 11
1946 11 0 11
1947 19 0 19
1948 22 0 22
1949 21 0 21
1950 15 0 15
1951 18 0 18
1952 17 0 17
1953 12 0 12
1954 18 0 18
1955 12 0 12
1956 13 0 13
1957 26 0 26
1958 13 0 13
1959 23 0 23
1960 15 0 15
1961 30 0 30
1962 14 0 14
1963 17 0 17
1964 17 0 17
1965 13 0 13
1966 17 0 17
1967 14 0 14
1968 13 0 13
1969 14 0 14
1970 21 0 21
1971 23 0 23
1972 19 0 19
1973 21 0 21
1974 29 0 29
1975 30 0 30
1976 30 0 30
1977 25 0 25
1978 32 0 32
1979 35 0 35
1980 34 0 34
1981 38 0 38
1982 50 0 50
1983 72 0 72
1984 63 0 63
1985 100 0 100
1986 114 0 114
1987 109 0 109
1988 136 0 136
1989 155 0 155
1990 201 0 201
1991 230 0 230
1992 254 0 254
1993 327 0 327
1994 524 17 507
1995 554 27 527
1996 618 25 593
1997 819 36 783
1998 875 38 837
1999 855 35 820
2000 842 28 814
2001 829 35 794
2002 868 32 836
2003 1,034 30 1,004
2004 1,634 53 1,581
2005 1,344 28 1,316
2006 1,633 31 1,602
2007 1,800 28 1,772
2008 1,954 16 1,938
2009 2,261 26 2,235
2010 2,316 27 2,289
2011 2,541 28 2,513
2012 3,030 27 3,003
2013 3,132 37 3,095
2014 3,373 29 3,344
2015 3,318 28 3,290
2016 3,310 31 3,279

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Popularity of Braxton as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Braxton U.S.
  White 19.89% 64.26%
  African American 72.43% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.27% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.42% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.18% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.81% 16.26%

Of Last Name Braxton

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

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Fun Facts about the name Braxton

  • How Popular is the name Braxton? Braxton is the 1,095th most popular name of all time. As a last name Braxton was the 2,921st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Braxton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 42,774 babies born with the first name Braxton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Braxton to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Braxton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Braxton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Braxton is Thursday, April 23rd, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Braxton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Braxton was in 2014 with a total of 3,344 babies. That's a lot of babies named Braxton!
  • Random Braxton Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Braxton ranks 61st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Indiana. Imagine that, 153 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Braxton: Your name in reverse order is Notxarb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Xntoarb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Braxton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 12,268 people with the last name Braxton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Braxton? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Braxton as their last name.

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