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What does Brad mean?

Brad Pronunciation of Brad as a boys' name is pronounced brad. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Brad is "broad, wide". Also used as a short form of Bradford and Bradley. Actors Brad Pitt, Brad Renfro.





RELATIONS VIA BRADFORD, BRADLEY Bradlea, Bradlee, Bradlie, Bradly, Bradney



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How popular is Brad?

Brad is a very popular first name for men (#219 out of 1220, Top 18%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#56120 out of 150436, Top 37%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Brad reached its apex rank of #123 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not in the list currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brad name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Brad are Bradd, Bradford, Bradlee, Bradley (#247 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) and Bradly. Other variants, like Bradlea, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Brad was well-received among parents 5 decades ago (MEDIAN #847) and has become much less since (#1707, 84.7% LESS USAGE), with versions like Bradford becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brad, Bradd, Bradford, Bradlee, Bradley, Bradly in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Brad is pronounced similarly to Breed and Brod. Other recommended sound-alike names are Amad, Arpad, Arvad, Asad, Bald, Ban, Bar, Barak, Baram, Bard, Bat, Bax, Bay, Baz, Beal, Bear, Beau, Bid, Bird, Blade, Boas, Boaz, Boid, Bond, Boyd, Bradey, Bradie, Bradin, Bradon, Brady, Brae, Braedy, Braidy, Brain, Bram, Bramm, Bran, Brand, Brando, Brandt, Brann, Brant, Bravo, Bray, Bren, Bret, Brian, Brik, Brit, Brody, Brok, Bron, Bryan, Brye, Bryn, Bud, Byram, Byran, Byrd, Chad, Fuad, Gad, Imad, Jerad, Lad, Mead, Ohad, Rad, Read, Saad, Tad, Thad and Vlad. These names tend to be less commonly used than Brad.

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