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Origin: English

Meaning: a variant spelling of Brighton, an English surname and place name. The first element of the name might come from Old English brycg meaning "bridge" and tun meaning "settlement, enclosure", likely referring to a town near a bridge.

It could also come from Old English beorht meaning "bright" plus tun (enclosure, settlement) meaning "bright town" or "fair town".

The name could also come from personal name Beorhthelm, a combination of beorht (bright) and helm (helmet, protection) combined with Old English tun meaning "Beorthhelm's settlement" or "Brighthelm's settlement".

  • Brighton