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What does Breed mean?

Breed Pronunciation of Breed [breed] as a boys' name. Uncertain origin. Possibly an occupational name to do with animal breeding. Also possibly refers to Saint Brigid, also known as Bride, the Irish abbess.

Associated with: occupational, saint, irish (gaelic).


Breed has 1 variant: Breedlove.

Creative forms:
(male) Braed, Braeed, ..

(female) Brede, Breti, ..

Middle name pairings:
Breed Jayson (B.J.), ..

How popular is Breed?

Breed is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#11948 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Breed has not made it into the list so far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Breed name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Breed is alike in pronunciation to Brad, Bradd and Brod. Other suggested similar names are Barend, Berend, Brae, Braedy, Brand, Breck, Bren, Brendt, Brenn, Brent, Bret, Brett, Brewer, Brien, Brye, Bryen, Creed, Fareed, Fred, Freed, Fried, Meed, Reed, Saeed, Speed and Steed. These names tend to be more commonly used than Breed.