What does Brandy mean?
Brandy [brandy] 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.
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.Creative forms:
(female) Branett, Brany, ..
(male) Branne, Branse, .. Middle name pairings:
Brandy Carly (B.C.), ..
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)
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. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Brande, Brandee, Brandi (#1877 from recent data), 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) and have become significantly less common since.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.