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What does Brady mean?

Brady Pronunciation of Brady [brady] 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".

Associated with: irish, old.


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

Creative forms:
(male) Bardy, Bramy, ..

(female) Brade, Brata, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brady Rogan (B.R.), ..

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. Demographics)

Brady reached its highest position of #93 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is at #198 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 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, Brodee, Brodey, Brodie and Brody. Other suggested similar names are Ardy, Arkady, Bay, Beaty, Blade, Brad, Bradan, Bradd, Braden, Bradin, Bradley, Bradly, Bradney, Bradon, Brae, Brahm, Brain, Bram, Bramm, Bran, Brand, Brando, Brandt, Brandyn, Branly, Brann, Brant, Brauly, Bravo, Brawly, Bray, Brily (see Briley), Brod, Bryly (see Briley), Buddy, Grady, Graidy and Thady. These names tend to be less commonly used than Brady.

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