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Meaning and Name Origin

Bud \bud\ as a boys' name is pronounced bud. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Bud is "brother". Nickname used since medieval times, and modern slang and short form for "buddy" or "brother". It can also refer to a sprouting plant or a young boy. Also possibly from Scotish Gaelic "a bhodaich", meaning "old man". Actor Buddy Ebsen; comedians Bud Abbott, and Buddy Hackett.


Variations

Bud has 4 variants: Budd, Buddey, Buddie and Buddy.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Buxton.


Popularity

Bud is a somewhat popular first name for men (#951 out of 1220, Top 78%) and also a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#74547 out of 88799, Top 84%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Bud for boys. Bud reached its highest position of #270 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Bud and affiliated names. Budd, Buddie and Buddy are the prominent related forms of Bud. Usage of these boy names reached its peak during the years 1930-1939 and has become much lower since, with the versions Bud and Buddy becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bud, Budd, Buddie, Buddy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bud and related baby names outside U.S.


Similar Names

Bud is pronounced similarly to Bede, Bid, Boid and Boyd. Other suggested similar baby names are Bat, Beda and Jud. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bud.

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