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Transferred use of the surname, in origin a local name from any of various places so called, most of which get their name from Old English brōm ‘broom, gorse’ + dūn ‘hill’. In some cases it may be an altered form of Brendan. There has perhaps also been some influence from the surname of the Italian American actor Marlon Brando (1924–2004). In Britain the name has enjoyed a steady rise in popularity since the mid-1990s.
136th in the U.S.

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Hundreds of thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
513,312
to be exact
714,575
if you include dead people (since the government started keeping track)
Utah
has the most people named Brandon per capita
1985
marked the height of its popularity
0.29%
99.71%
0.06%
55+
17%
30-54
44%
13-29
39%
0-12

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