What does Brody mean?
Brody [brody] as a boys' name is pronounced BROH-dee. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Brody is "ditch". Place name. Also possibly related to "brathair" meaning "brother" in Irish. There is a Castle Brodie in Scotland.
Brody has 1 feminine form: Brodie.Creative forms:
(male) Brodo, Burdy, ..
(female) Brory, Browyn, .. Middle name pairings:
Brody Orrin (B.O.), ..
How popular is Brody?
Brody is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#4966 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name history of Brody for boys. Brody entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its apex position of #70 in the U.S. in the year 2008, and is at #105 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Broden, Brodey and Brodie (#742 from recent data) are the popular variation forms of Brody (#105 from recent data). Usage of these forms of Brody was more pronounced in the year 2008 (usage of 0.4%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.2%, ▼40%).
Brody is alike in pronunciation to Bradey, Bradie, Brady, Braedy, Braidy and Broddy. Other recommended names are Ardy, Bodey, Bogy, Brad▼, Bradd, Bradly▼, Bray, Brily (see Briley), Broc, Brock, Brod, Broder, Brok, Bron, Brook, Brose, Brown, Bryly (see Briley), Buddy▼, Cody▼, Grady▲, Jody▼, Kody▼ and Woody. These names tend to be more commonly used than Brody.See names in meaning and etymology.