Meaning and Origin of: Brighton

Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : From the bright town

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Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from Breighton in East Yorkshire, on the river Derwent. This place is named with Old English beorht‘bright’ or an unattested personal name Beohta + tūn‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The surname is unlikely to derive from Brighton in Sussex, which was known as Brighthelmestone until the end of the 18th century.