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pinWhat does Brad mean?

Brad /brad/ [1 syll.] 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.


Brad has 1 variant: Bradd.

Brad has 9 more relations via Bradford, Bradley: Braddford, Bradfurd, Bradlea, Bradlee, Bradleigh, Bradlie, Bradly, Bradney and Lee.

Kreatif forms: Bradde, Braddo. [more]

pinHow 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. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Brad for boys. Brad was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex rank of #127 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Brad name in U.S.

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

Prominent variation forms of Brad are Bradford, Bradley (#184 the previous year), Bradly and Lee (#701). Variants like Bradlea are seldom used. Usage of these boy names reached its peak during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.7286%) and has become much less since (usage 0.223%, 69.4% less), with the versions Brad, Bradford, Bradly and Lee becoming less fashionable. Bradley (#184) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name here, with this name going through a rekindling in popularity. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Brad and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Brad, Bradford, Bradley, Bradly, Lee in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bradley, Lee outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Brad is pronounced similarly to Breed and Brod. Other recommended similar baby names are Bard, Bird, Bradey, Bradie, Brady, Brae, Braedy, Braidy, Bram, Bran, Brand, Bray, Bret, Brit, Brody and Byrd. These names tend to be less commonly used than Brad.