Meaning and Name Origin
Buddy▼ has 1 more different form via Bud: Budd.
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 (#74546 out of 88799, Top 84%). (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 1930-1939 and has become much less since, with the versions Buddy and Bud becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)