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What does Broderick mean?

Broderick Pronunciation of Broderick as a boys' name is pronounced BRAH-der-ik. Transferred use of the surname, which is derived from the Welsh personal name Rhydderch. Also possibly (Old German) "famous power". Actor Broderick Crawford. Also form of Roderick.


ASSOCIATED WITH surname, old, famous, power


VARIANTS Brod, Broddy, Broder, Broderic, Brodric, Brodrick, Ric, Rick, Rickey, Rickie, Ricky



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How popular is Broderick?

Broderick is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1218 out of 1220, Top 100%) but a very prominent last name for all people (#3231 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Broderick was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #789 in the U.S. in 1995, and is currently at #1425. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Ricky (#681 A YEAR AGO), Roderick (#1357), Rick (#1872), Brodrick, Ric, Rickey and Rickie are the popular related forms of Broderick (#1425). Adoption of these relations of Broderick reached its highest in the 1950s (USAGE OF 0.8%) and has become much reduced since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Broderick, Brodrick, Ric, Rick, Rickey in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rickie, Ricky, Roderick in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Balderic, Balderik (see Baldric), Baldrick, Bardric, Bardrich, Bardrick, Brodryck, Diederick, Ederick, Frederic, Frederich, Frederick, Frederico, Frederik, Fredrick, Fridrick (see Frederick), Goderick, Godrick, Goodrick, Lodewick, Melderick (see Meldrick), Rhoderick, Rodderick, Roddrick, Roderic, Roderich, Roderick, Roderik (see Roderick), Roderyck and Rodrick. These names tend to be less frequently used than Broderick.