What does Buddy mean?
Buddy /bud-dy/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys is of English derivation, and the meaning of the name Buddy is "brother". Buddy is a version of Bud (English) with the suffix -y.
Buddy▼ has 1 more different relation via Bud: Budd.Kreatif forms: Budry, Burdy. [more]
How popular is Buddy?
Buddy is a very prominent first name for males (#586 out of 1220, Top 48%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#86992 out of 150436, Top 58%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Buddy for boys. Buddy entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its peak position of #252 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Buddy and corresponding names. Buddie, Budd and Bud are the prominent varying forms of Buddy. Usage of these boy names was at its apex during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.3215%) and has become much less since, with the versions Bud and Buddy becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)