Brandon

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English brōmdūn, from brōm ‎(broom shrub) + dūn ‎(hill, dune).

Proper noun[edit]

Brandon

  1. An English habitational surname from any of several places of that name.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surnames. Popular in the U.S. in the 1980s and the 1990s.
  3. A census-designated place in Colorado
  4. Any of some towns and villages in England
  5. A census-designated place in Florida
  6. A city in Iowa
  7. A city in Manitoba
  8. A city in Minnesota
  9. A city in Mississippi
  10. A town in New York
  11. A city in South Dakota
  12. A town in Vermont
  13. A village in Wisconsin
Quotations[edit]
  • ~1593 William Shakespeare: Richard III: Act V, Scene III:
    Sir William Brandon, you shall bear my standard.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Irish Breandáin, from Mac Breandáin.

Proper noun[edit]

Brandon

  1. An Irish patronymic surname from the Gaelic Mac Breandáin.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surnames; also a variant of Brendan. Popular in the U.S. in the 1980s and the 1990s.
Quotations[edit]
  • 1520 The Lyfe of Saynt Brandan. Translated from Dutch.Published by Wynkyn de Worde,1483:
    Here begynneth the lyfe of Saynt Brandon. Saynt Brandon, the holy man, was a monke, and borne in Yrlonde

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