What does Bradley mean?
Transferred use of the surname and place name. Used since the mid 19th century, more in America than in other English-speaking countries. The most famous American with this surname was General Omar N. Bradley (20th century). Senator Bill Bradley; actor Bradley Whitford.
(male) Abradley, Bealley, ..
(female) Bradne, Bradre, ..
How popular is Bradley?
Bradley is a very popular first name for men (#128 out of 1220, Top 10%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#200 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Bradley for boys. Bradley reached its peak rank of #54 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is currently at #184. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Prominent varying forms of Bradley (#184 the previous year) are Brad (#1911 the previous year), Bradd, Bradlee (#1814), Bradly and Lee (#701). Usage of these relations of Bradley was at its most widespread 44 years ago (adoption of 0.63%) and is now much lower (adoption 0.15%, ▼76.7%), with versions such as Brad becoming less in vogue.
Suggested similar names are Ardley, Bailey▼, Baley, Bartley, Baxley, Bayley, Beasley, Bradden, Braden▼, Bradey, Bradie, Brady, Branlea (see Branley), Branlee, Branley, Branly, Brantley▲, Brauly, Brawlea (see Brawley), Brawley, Brawly, Braylen▲, Brenley (see Brinley), Briley, Brindley, Brinley, Brodey, Bromley, Bryley (see Briley), Cranley, Gradey, Gridley, Hadley, Headley, Radley and Wadley. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bradley.