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Buddy meaning and name origin
Buddy \b(ud)-dy\ as a boy's name is a variant of Bud (English), and the meaning of Buddy is "brother". The baby name Buddy sounds like Buddey and Budd. Other similar baby names are Cuddy, Addy, Audey, Burty, Brady, Broddy, Brody, Bucky, Buddie, Buzzy, Eddy, Neddy, Teddy, Judd, Laddy, Maddy, Paddy, Roddy, Rudd, Rudy and Rudey.
Popularity of Buddy
Buddy is a very popular first name for men (#586 out of 1220) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#74546 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Buddy for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Buddy with its source form and related boy baby names.