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What does Brody mean?

Brody Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: irish, scotland.


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

1 feminine form: Brodie.

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

(female) Brory, Browyn, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brody Pranav (B.P.), ..

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)

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)

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

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

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%).

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

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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