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What does Brody mean?

Brody /bro-dy/ 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.

Associated with: irish, scotland

Variations

Brody has 5 variants: Brodee, Broden, Brodey, Brodie and Brosedy.

Brody has 1 feminine form: Brodie.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Brodo, Burdy, ..

(female) Brory, Browyn, ..

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)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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 #92 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Broden, Brodey and Brodie (#681 from recent data) are the popular variation forms of Brody (#92 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%, 31%). Brody is the most chic boy name among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brody, Broden, Brodey, Brodie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brody, Brodie outside U.S.

Similar Names

NAMES LIKE BRODY

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.


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