Think Baby Names - logo
List A - Z | Top 1000 | Random | Origins

Bud meaning, boyBud

Rate Bud: Do you like this name?

Get creative with Bud | Add to list (0)

Meaning and name origin

Bud \bud\ as a boy's 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.

Bud has 4 variant forms: Budd, Buddey, Buddie and Buddy.

For more information, see also the related boy name Buxton.

Bud is also pronounced similarly to Bede, Bid, Boid and Boyd. Other suggested similar baby names are Bat, Beda and Jud.


Bud is a somewhat popular first name for males (#951 out of 1220) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#74547 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Bud name for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Bud with its variant forms and related boy baby names.

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

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


© 2014 Think Baby Names
Home - About - Terms - Privacy - Contact