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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.


Variations

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

Brody has 1 feminine form: Brodie.


Popularity

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Brody name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Brodie, Brody in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Brody is alike in pronunciation to Bradey, Brady, Braedy, Braidy and Broddy. Other recommended similar baby names are Brad, Bradd and Brod. These names tend to be more commonly used than Brody.

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