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Meaning and name origin

Buddy \b(ud)-dy\ as a boy's name is of English origin, and the meaning of Buddy is "brother". Buddy is a variant of Bud (English): nickname used since medieval times, and modern slang and short form for "buddy" or "brother".


Variations

Buddy has 2 variant forms: Buddey, Buddie.


Popularity

Buddy is a very popular first name for males (#586 out of 1220, Top 48%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#74546 out of 88799, Top 84%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Buddy for boys. Buddy reached its highest rank of #252 in the U.S. in 1930-1939. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Buddy and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Buddy, Buddie and Bud. (2014 statistics).

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

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


Similar Names

Buddy is also pronounced similarly to Bodey. Other suggested similar baby names are Budd and Cuddy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Buddy.

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