This name derives from an Irish surname “Ó Bradáin”, meaning "descendent of Bradán". Bradán is derived from an old Irish word “bratán”, meaning (salmon, a young fish, “figurative” pulse, life, spirit). The “bradán feasa” is the Salmon of Wisdom in an Irish legend about Fionn MacCool. The name also has a Saxon origin and is most commonly found in the English county of Sussex. Additionally, there is a Braden (Braydon) Forest in Wiltshire, mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as the site of a battle in 904 AD.