Brandon Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Brandon:
Variant form of Branton, a surname that originated from English place-names composed of the Old English elements brom (broom, brushwood) and dun (hill): hence, "dweller near the brushwood hill." Alternatively, Brandon is a variant form of Brendan, an Anglicized form of the Irish Breandán (prince).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Bran, Brando, Bran-Bran, B, Bee, Brand
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Brandon in the Irish language means....
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Brandon Lee, Chinese-American actor. Son of Bruce Lee.
Brandon Cruz, child actor and punk rocker, who starred in the 1970s series "The Courtship of Eddie's Father".
Brandon "Bam" Margera, pro skater and TV personality.
Brandon Boyd, lead singer of band Incubus.
Brandon Flowers, lead singer of band The Killers.
Brandon Calvillo, famous from the popular app, Vine.
Brandon Pettigrew, American football tight end for the Detroit Lions.
Brandon Teena, transgender 21-year-old whose murder was the basis for the movie "Boys Don't Cry" and led to increased lobbying for hate crime laws in the United States.
Brandon "The Beast" Marshall, American football wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins.
Brandon Stanton, photographer of Humans of New York
Brandon Montour, professional hockey player (Anaheim Ducks)
Brandon Arreaga, member of boy band PrettyMuch
Brandon Awadis, Iraqi-American YouTuber and brother of FaZe Rug
- Brandon in song, story & screen
Captain Brandon Birmingham, hero of Kathleen Woodiwiss' seminal romance novel "The Flame and the Flower" (1972). The book was a best-seller and a strong influence on the rise in popularity of the name Brandon in the 1970s and 1980s.
Brandon Walsh, lead character played by Jason Priestley on the TV series "Beverly Hills 90210".
Colonel Brandon from Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility".
Brandon "the Wonder Dog," Punky Brewster's dog on the eponymous '80s children's sitcom.
Brandon Teena/Teena Brandon, transgender character played by Hilary Swank on Boys Don't Cry.
Brandon (Bran) Stark - A character who is smart, has visions and is a Warg on Game of Thrones.
Brandon named male doll, Groovy Girls