Brad Name Meaning & Origin

Brad

Pronunciation: BRAD (key)

Origin of the name Brad:

A short form of any of the names containing brad as an element, Brad is also bestowed as an independent given name.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Bradley

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As a child, I never liked the name Brad. I wanted to have a name like other boys had. But as an adult, I've kinda grown to like the fact that there weren't a lot of Brads that I knew. Brad Pitt was a major boost. :-)

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Brad Walst, bassist for the band Three Days Grace.
Brad Paisley, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Brad Childress, professional American football coach.
Brad Garrett, American actor and stand-up comedian.
Brad Pitt, American actor and film producer.

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