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Buddy meaning and name origin
Buddy \b(ud)-dy\ as a boy's name has the meaning "brother" and is a variant of Bud (English): nickname used since medieval times, and modern slang and short form for "buddy" or "brother".
Buddy has 2 variant forms: Buddey, Buddie.
Buddy is also pronounced similarly to Bodey. Other suggested similar baby names are Budd and Cuddy.
Popularity of Buddy
Buddy is a very popular first name for males (#586 out of 1220) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#74546 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Buddy name for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Buddy with its variant forms and related boy baby names.