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What does Brandy mean?

Brandy /bran-dy/ as a girls' name is pronounced BRAN-dee. It is of English origin. The name of the distilled wine, which comes from the Dutch term "brandewijn", used as a given name. Also probably invented as a feminine version of Brandon. Brandi is also an Italian surname form of Brand, meaning "sword". Pop singer Brandy.

Associated with: surname, sword (warrior)


Brandy has 35 variants: Brand, Branda, Brandace, Brandais, Brandala, Brande, Brandea, Brandee, Brandei, Brandeli, Brandell, Brandelle, Brandelyn, Brandi, Brandice, Brandie, Brandii, Brandily, Brandin, Brandis, Brandise, Brandyce, Brandye, Brandyn, Branell, Brani, Brann, Branndais, Brannde, Branndea, Branndi, Branndie, Brantley, Branyell and Debranda.

Affiliated girl names: Brandilyn and Sherry.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Branett, Brany, ..

(male) Branne, Branse, ..

How popular is Brandy?

Brandy is a very prominent first name for women (#276 out of 4276, Top 6%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#18883 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Brandy for girls. Brandy was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top rank of #63 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brandy name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brandy outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Brandy and affiliated names. Brande, Brandee, Brandi, Brandie, Brandon and Sherry are the prominent related forms of Brandy listed in the Top 2000. These relations of Brandy reached the top of their popularity in the 1980s (median #641).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brandy, Brande, Brandee, Brandi, Brandie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brandon, Sherry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brandy and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Brandy is alike in pronunciation to Breanda, Brenda, Brendah, Brendie, Brennda, Breonda, Brianda, Brinda and Brynda. Other suggested similar names are Amandy, Barinda, Bianey, Bindy, Blanda, Blondy, Bradi, Bradly, Brady, Bradyn, Brana, Branca, Brandalyn, Brandolyn, Brandylyn (see Brandilyn), Branka, Brendyl, Briand, Bridy, Briney, Briny, Bronny, Bronte, Burgandy, Candy, Chandy, Franky, Franny, Jandy, Kandy, Mandy, Randy, Sandy, Shandy, Tandy, Thandy, Wandy and Zandy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Brandy.