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Updated May 24, 2023

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Badger

What does Braxton mean and stand for?

The name Braxton is of Old English origin and means "badger." It is derived from the surname that was used for people from Bracca's town.

Syllables: 2

How Popular Is The Name Braxton

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name of uncertain origin, perhaps from Branxton in Northumberland, which is named with the Celtic personal name Branoc + Old English tūn ‘settlement’.

Famous people with this last name


According to Social Security Administration data, Braxton has increased in popularity in recent years, only decreasing by a few positions every now and again. It enjoyed a position in the top 120 2014 and 2017, where it hit its peak at 118. Despite the slight downfall in recent years, Braxton remains in the top 150.

However, it is the 5th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Braxton was at its peak popularity in July 2020.

Braxton entered the scene in 1985, and is thought to have gained popularity thanks to the reality show Braxton Family Values featuring prominent singer Toni Braxton and her family. Other notable namesakes include Confederate General Braxton Bragg, NFL player Braxton Marcellus Miller, and singer Braxton Olita.

Where is it Popular?

Braxton was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Braxton

  • Brack
  • Brax
  • Braxster
  • Braxx

Pairs well with these middle names

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