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".
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).