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Bradley meaning and name origin

Bradley \b-rad-ley, br(a)-dley\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Bradley), is pronounced BRAD-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Bradley is "broad meadow". 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.

Bradley has 9 variant forms: Brad, Bradd, Bradlea, Bradlee, Bradleigh, Bradlie, Bradly, Bradney and Lee.

Suggested similar baby names are Bradey, Branley and Brawley.

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Popularity of Bradley

Bradley is a very popular first name for males (#128 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#181 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Bradley name for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Bradley with its variant forms and related boy baby names.


Top 1000 ranking of Bradley name in U.S.
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