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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.
Baby names that sound like Bradley are Bartley, Bartlet, Bartle, Bartel, Birtle and Bertle.
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Popularity of Bradley
Bradley is a very popular first name for men (#128 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#181 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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