What does Broderick mean?
Broderick [brod-er-ick] as a boys' name is pronounced BRAH-der-ik. Transferred use of the surname, which is derived from the Welsh personal name Rhydderch. Also possibly (Old German) "famous power". Actor Broderick Crawford.
Affiliated boy name: Roderick.Creative forms:
(female) Middle name pairings:
Broderick Ezekiel (B.E.), ..
How popular is Broderick?
Broderick is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1218 out of 1220, Top 100%) but a very prominent last name for all people (#3231 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Broderick was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #789 in the U.S. in 1995, and is currently at #1166. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Ricky (#584 a year ago), Roderick (#1066), Rickey (#1755), Rick (#1838), Brodrick, Ric and Rickie are the popular related forms of Broderick (#1166 a year ago). Adoption of these relations of Broderick reached its highest in the 1950s (usage of 0.8%) and has become much reduced since (usage 0.1%, 93% less).
Similar NamesRecommended names are Balderic, Balderik (see Baldric), Baldrick, Bardric, Bardrich, Bardrick, Brodryck, Diederick, Ederick, Frederic▼, Frederich, Frederick▼, Frederico, Frederik, Fredrick▼, Fridrick (see Frederick), Goderick, Godrick, Goodrick, Lodewick, Melderick (see Meldrick), Rhoderick, Rodderick, Roddrick, Roderic, Roderich, Roderik (see Roderick), Roderyck and Rodrick▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Broderick.