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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Brighton

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  1. A city in East Sussex in southern England that is a popular resort; site of the University of Sussex
(place): From Old English Beorthelmstone (“Beorthelm's farm”).
(surname): From Breighton in Yorkshire.
  1. A town in East Sussex, England
  2. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Brighton

Brighton Sharbino is an actress. Brighton was born on August 19th, 2002 in Flower Mound, Texas, U.S.


Brighton Mhlongo is a soccer player for the Orlando Pirates, Garankuwa United F.C., and F.C. AK. Brighton was born on January 12th, 1991 in Soweto, South Africa.


Brighton Watambwa is a cricketer. Brighton was born on June 9th, 1977 in Harare.


Brighton was born on December 26th, 1906. Brighton is also known as Diggins and John Bryton. He breathed his last breath on July 14th, 1971.


Brighton Sinyangwe is a soccer player for the Zambia national football team. Brighton was born in Zambia.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Brighton

The Lord Bassam of Brighton is an Opposition Chief Whip of the House of Lords, Government Chief Whip of the House of Lords, Opposition Chief Whipof theHouse of Lords, Government Chief Whipof theHouse of Lords, and Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms. The was born on June 11th, 1953 in Great Bentley.


Terry was born on April 28th, 1949.


Tom Brighton is a soccer player for the Irvine Meadow XI F.C., Rangers F.C., Scunthorpe United F.C., Clyde F.C., Millwall F.C., St Mirren F.C., Dundee F.C., Stirling Albion F.C., Queen of the South F.C., and Scotland national under-21 football team. Tom was born on March 28th, 1984 in Irvine, Scotland.


Philip Jeaysthumb|Philip Jeays performing on stage in Brighton is a musician. He plays Guitar and Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 1990. Philip was given the name Philip Harris on June 24th, 1962.


James Brighton is an athlete for the Kettering Town F.C.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1983 6 0 6
1984 5 0 5
1986 9 9 0
1988 17 7 10
1989 11 5 6
1990 13 8 5
1991 18 6 12
1992 13 5 8
1993 16 5 11
1994 37 17 20
1995 52 23 29
1996 35 11 24
1997 49 16 33
1998 69 23 46
1999 68 17 51
2000 62 29 33
2001 66 28 38
2002 71 32 39
2003 94 29 65
2004 118 31 87
2005 158 45 113
2006 158 38 120
2007 175 57 118
2008 174 47 127
2009 196 72 124
2010 182 62 120
2011 211 74 137
2012 233 76 157
2013 242 95 147
2014 250 97 153
2015 252 103 149
2016 224 100 124
2017 230 140 90

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Popularity of Brighton as a first name

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Popularity of Brighton as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Brighton U.S.
  White 90.45% 64.26%
  African American 5.75% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.80% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Brighton

People with the last name Brighton are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Brighton

  • How Popular is the name Brighton? Brighton is the 4,735th most popular name of all time. As a last name Brighton was the 19,416th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Brighton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,514 babies born with the first name Brighton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Brighton to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brighton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1983 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Brighton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brighton is Monday, May 5th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Brighton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brighton was in 2012 with a total of 157 babies.
  • Random Brighton Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brighton is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 10 babies in California have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Brighton: Your name in reverse order is Nothgirb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tbhoirgn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Brighton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,392 people with the last name Brighton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brighton? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Brighton as their last name since less than 1 person in 213k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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