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Origin: Kenya
Region Origin: Eastern Africa

Braxton is a given name of English origin, meaning "badger" as well as "Brock's town". The name is believed to have originated from an old English surname, 'Bractune,' which means 'Bract's town'. Additionally, it is derived from the Old English for "Brock's Town" or "Brock's Settlement" and also comes from the Middle Ages word for "badger". This nocturnal animal is known for sleeping through the night, which is a characteristic that new parents might wish for their little Braxton. The name Braxton has a long and distinguished history, with famous people sharing this name including actor Braxton Beckham, War General Braxton Bragg, and football player Braxton Miller. The popularity of the name increased in recent years, reaching its peak at 118 in 2014 and 2017. However, it has experienced a slight decline in recent years, remaining in the top 150.

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