[ 2 syll. brax-ton, br-axt-on ] The baby boy name Braxton is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is BRAHKSTahN †. Braxton is used predominantly in the English and Irish languages, and its origin is Old English. The name is of the meaning Bracca's town, Brock's town. It is from the element 'tun' which means town, settlement, homestead. The first name is derived from the surname, which is itself from a place name meaning 'Bracca's town' or 'Brock's town'. The origin of the place name is uncertain.
Braxton is popular as a baby name for boys, and it is also viewed as fairly trendy. The name's popularity has been rising since the 1980s; before that, it was of sporadic use only. At the modest peak of its usage in 2017, 0.169% of baby boys were given the name Braxton. Its ranking then was #118. In 2018, its usage was 0.155% and its ranking #130, and it was the most popular out of all boy names in its group. In 2018, Braxton was used 6 times more than the subsequent ranked name, Brock. Braxton has in the past century been predominantly given to baby boys.
A baby name that sounds like Braxton is the name Braxtyn.
† Pronunciation for Braxton: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"