What does Brody mean?
Brody \b-ro-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.
Brody has 1 feminine form: Brodie.
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 popularity of Brody for boys. Brody entered the list in 1990 and reached its apex position of #70 in the U.S. in the year 2008, and is at #92 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Brodie (#681 last year) is the only other popular variation form of Brody (#92 last year). Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread in the year 2008 (usage of 0.7545%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.6135%, down 18.7%). Brodie (#681) and Brody (#92) are two of the more chic boy names among these. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Brody and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)