What does Brad mean?
Brad [brad] as a boys' name is pronounced brad. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Brad is "broad, wide". Also used as a short form of Bradford and Bradley. Actors Brad Pitt, Brad Renfro.
Associated with: old english.
Brad▼ has 1 variant: Bradd.Creative forms:
(male) Barad, Burad, ..
(female) Brany, .. Middle name pairings:
Brad Gracen (B.G.), ..
How popular is Brad?
Brad is a very popular first name for men (#219 out of 1220, Top 18%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#56120 out of 150436, Top 37%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Brad reached its apex rank of #123 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is at #1743 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Brad (#1743 the previous year) are Bradd, Bradford, Bradlee (#1944 the previous year), Bradley (#173) and Bradly. Other variants, like Bradlea, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Brad was well-received among parents 5 decades ago (median #847) and has become much less since (#1643, 75.1% less usage), with versions like Bradford becoming less fashionable.
Brad▼ is pronounced similarly to Breed and Brod. Other recommended names are Amad, Arpad, Arvad, Asad, Bald, Ban, Bar, Barak, Baram, Bard, Bat, Bax, Bay, Baz, Beal, Bear, Beau▲, Bid, Bird, Blade, Boas, Boaz, Boid, Bond, Boyd▼, Bradey, Bradie, Bradin, Bradon, Brady, Brae, Braedy, Braidy, Brain, Bram, Bramm, Bran, Brand, Brando, Brandt, Brann, Brant, Bravo, Bray, Bren, Bret▼, Brian▼, Brik, Brit, Brody, Brok, Bron, Bryan▼, Brye, Bryn, Bud▼, Byram, Byran, Byrd, Chad▼, Fuad, Gad, Imad, Jerad▼, Lad, Mead, Ohad, Rad, Read, Saad, Tad, Thad▼ and Vlad. These names tend to be less commonly used than Brad.See names in meaning and etymology.