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Etymology 1

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From Middle English Brandon, Brampdon, Bramdun, Bremedon, Bromdun, from Old English brōmdūn, from brōm (broom shrub) + dūn (hill, dune). Doublet of English Branton.

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Brandon

  1. An English habitational surname from Old English from any of several places of that name.
    • c. 1593, William Shakespeare, Richard III, act V, scene III:
      Sir William Brandon, you shall bear my standard.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname, of 1980s and 1990s American and Canadian usage.
  3. Any of some towns and villages in England:
    1. A village in Brandon and Byshottles parish, County Durham (OS grid ref NZ2339).
    2. A market town and civil parish with a town council in West Suffolk district, Suffolk, England (OS grid ref TL7886). The town's railway station is across the county boundary in Norfolk.
    3. A small village in Brandon and Bretford parish, Rugby borough, Warwickshire (OS grid ref SP4076).
  4. A number of places in the United States:
    1. A census-designated place in Colorado
    2. A census-designated place in Florida
    3. A city in Iowa.
    4. A city in Minnesota.
    5. A city, the county seat of Rankin County, Mississippi.
    6. A city in New York.
    7. A city in South Dakota.
    8. A town in Vermont.
    9. A village in Wisconsin.
  5. A city in Manitoba, Canada.
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Etymology 2

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From Irish Mac Breandáin (son of Breandán).

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Brandon

  1. A surname from Irish [in turn originating as a patronymic] from the Gaelic Mac Breandáin.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname, of 1980s and 1990s American usage, variant of Brendan.
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  • 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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Etymology 3

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From let's go, Brandon, ultimately from Brandon L. Brown. This was from a news reporter hiding NASCAR fans who were cursing at Joe Biden, resulting in its usage by critics of Joe Biden and Republicans.

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Brandon

  1. (derogatory, US politics) Joe Biden.
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From English Brandon, from Middle English Brandon, Brampdon, Bramdun, Bremedon, Bromdun, from Old English brōmdūn, from brōm (broom shrub) + dūn (hill, dune). Also via Irish Breandáin.

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Brandon

  1. a male given name from English