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Brant was popular in the mid and late twentieth centuries. It even lasted a top 1,000 baby name until 2001. Brant is on the decline now, but it still offers a manly and direct name option for your son. Now, however, extended names like Brantley are much more popular.

Meaning of the name Brant:

English: firebrand, sword
German: sword, firebrand

Origin of the name Brant:

The baby name Brant originates from the Old Norse Brandr. This baby name was a byname in the Viking culture. It spread to England and Germany through the invasions of the Norse people.

Symbolism of the name Brant:

The baby name Brandr that Brant comes from is an Old Norse name. It translates to “sword” or “firebrand” in English.

Style of the name Brant:

Traditional

Gender of the name Brant:

Brant is a simple and strong baby name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Brant:

BRANT

Number of syllables in the name Brant:

One

Emotion evoked from the name Brant:

Brant is a strong and manly baby name. It is simple in its one syllable, giving a no-nonsense feeling.

Alternative spellings for the name Brant:

  • Brannt
  • Brantt

Nicknames for the name Brant:

  • Bran
  • Branti
  • Brantie
  • Branty
  • Brantey
  • Brah

Popularity of the name Brant:

The baby name Brant was a top 1,000 name in America from the years 1950 to 2001. It did its best in 1970 at rank 519, never going above the top 500 list. As of 2020, the baby name is rank 5,322.

Related names for the name Brant:

Great middle names for Brant and their meanings:

  • Griffin (lord, prince)
  • Julian (youthful, downy-haired, sky father)
  • Garrett (rules by the spear)
  • Camden (winding valley, enclosed valley)
  • Landon (long hill, ridge)
  • Grady (noble, man of rank)
  • Asher (happy, blessed)
  • Jaden (thankful one)

Famous people with the name Brant:

  • Brant David Daugherty (actor, “The Baker's Son”)
  • Brant Hansen (radio personality from religious station Air1)
  • Brant Steele (founder of simulator website brantsteele.com)

Brants in popular culture:

  • Brantsteele.com (title of website made and founded by Brant Steele)