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Brantley has become a popular first name, especially for boys, in recent years. This could be due to the popularity of country music singer, Brantley Gilbert. Ultimately, however, the name comes from a historical English surname that finds it foundations from the old German word, brant.

Meaning of the name Brantley:

English: fire brand, field, sword

Origin of the name Brantley:

The baby name Brantley began as a surname in historical England. It came from the Germanic last name Brandle. This surname was formed from the German word, “brant,” which means fire. Ultimately, the names Brant and Lee were combined to create this surname, which would eventually become a first name.

Symbolism of the name Brantley:

Brantley began as an English surname that meant fire or sword. This is because the German root of the name is “brant” which means fire in the original, Germanic language.

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Gender of the name Brantley:

The baby name Brantley is used by boys and girls, but it is mostly seen in boys.

Pronunciation of the name Brantley:


Number of syllables in the name Brantley:


Emotion evoked from the name Brantley:

The baby name Brantley feels rugged and simple. It is a bit informal but has strength and youthfulness behind it.

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Popularity of the name Brantley:

The baby name Brantley has been on the Social Security Popularity Index for just over 30 years. It entered the list in 1988, ranking at number 986. The name was put on the top 200 list from 2012 to 2018, reaching its highest ranking in 2013 at number 119. In 2020, the popularity of the baby name Brantley declined as it ranks at number 233.

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Famous people with the name Brantley:

  • Brantley Gilbert (country music singer)
  • Brantley York (founder of Duke University)

Brantleys in popular culture:

  • Brantley Foster (main character in “The Secret of My Success”)
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