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Updated February 19, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • English: sword, fiery torch

What does Brantley mean and stand for?

The name Brantley is of English origin and means "sword" or "fiery torch." It is the Americanized form of the German surname Brändle, which derives from the German word brant, meaning "fire."

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How Popular Is The Name Brantley

Family name origins & meanings

  • Americanized spelling of Swiss German Brändle and Brändli (also Brändly), topographic names for someone who lived near a place where there had been a forest fire or in an area of town that had been burned down.

What Does the Name Brantley Mean?

The name Brantley means "sword" or "fiery torch." It has a very country feel to it as it has gained popularity.

How Popular is the Name Brantley?

Brantley is the number 268 most popular boys name in the US, according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. It has dramatically jumped in popularity, only appearing on the charts in 2010. Brantley has jumped at least 50 ranks each year.

Popularity of the Name Brantley in the United States

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Brantley was at its peak popularity in October 2019.

Brantley was searched for most often in the following states:

  1. Georgia
  2. Alabama
  3. Mississippi
  4. West Virgina
  5. Tennessee

Famous People Named Brantley and Brantley in Pop Culture

Brantley most often invokes the image of country singer Brantley Gilbert; however, decades previously, it invoked the image of (Richard) Brantley York, the founder of Duke University.

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