Braven is a striking contemporary baby name for boys. Bold in presentation, this name pays tribute to a prominent surname while seamlessly integrating into modern times. Braven is the eponymous protagonist of the 2018 action film starring Jason Momoa, and Braven Young is the protagonist of The American Dream of Braven Young by Brooke Raybould. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Braven:

Latin, Greek: Fierce, fearless, brave

Origin of the name Braven:

Braven originated as an English surname. It was an adaption of a Spanish and Portuguese surname Bravo. This surname ultimately derived from the Roman Latin or Greek word βάρβαρος (meaning “fierce,” “fearless,” or “brave”).

Symbolism of the name Braven:

Braven is a modern given name derived from the Middle English surname. This surname became well-known in London during the 16th century when the British government introduced varying levels of personal taxation (known as the “poll tax”). The family symbol of the Braven surname was the lion.

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Gender of the name Braven:

Braven is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Braven:


Number of syllables in the name Braven:


Emotion evoked from the name Braven:

The name Braven evokes feelings of commitment and courage.

Alternative spellings for the name Braven:

  • Bravenn
  • Bravyn
  • Bravin

Nicknames for the name Braven:

Popularity of the name Braven:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Braven was the 1,899th most popular baby name for boys in 2020.

Related names for the name Braven:

Great middle names for Braven and their meanings:

  • Abner (father of light)
  • Bode (messenger, representative, commander)
  • Clarence (clear, bright, famous)
  • Elmer (noble, famous)
  • Grant (great, tall, large)
  • Jordan (flow down, descend)
  • Maddox (fortunate, lucky, son of Madoc)
  • Myles (soldier)
  • Stanley (stone clearing)
  • Tucker (tailor, fuller, heart)
  • Webster (weaver)

Famous people with the name Braven:

Braven in popular culture:

  • Braven (nonprofit organization based in San Jose, California)
  • Braven Young (protagonist of The American Dream of Braven Young by Brooke Raybould)