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What does Brady mean?

Brady /bra-dy/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' name Brady) is pronounced BRAY-dee. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Brady is "descendant of Brádach". Brádach is an old Irish byname possibly meaning "large-chested".


Brady has 6 variants: Bradey, Bradie, Braedy, Braidie, Braidy and Braydie.

Kreatif forms: Bramy, Burdy. [more]

How popular is Brady?

Brady is a very popular first name for men (#571 out of 1220, Top 47%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#411 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Brady for boys. Brady reached its highest position of #93 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is at #195 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names

Brady is alike in pronunciation to Broddy, Brodey and Brody. Other suggested similar baby names are Brad, Bradd, Bradly, Bray, Brod and Grady. These names tend to be less commonly used than Brady.