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Bud 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 name Buxton.
Baby names that sound like Bud are Bid, Bat, Bede, Beda, Boyd and Boid.
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Popularity of Bud
Bud is a somewhat popular first name for men (#951 out of 1220) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#74547 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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