Brady: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Brady

Brady

Pronunciation: BRAY-dee (key)

Origin of the name Brady:

Transferred use of the surname originating from separate derivations. It is derived from the Old English elements brad (broad) and ēage (eye): hence, “one with broad eyes.” It is also from the Old English elements brad (broad) and ēg (island) or gehæg (enclosure): hence, “dweller on the broad island, dweller near the broad enclosure.” Var: Bradey.

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Comments and insights on the name Brady: | Edit

I named my son Brady after the Brady Bunch. I just heard that name on the show and just absolutely loved the name. Although it is a last name, it fits nicely as a first. I receive a lot of compliments for naming my son Brady. It suits him since he is so unique and full of love and life. I recommend it to anyone who wants a name that stands out of the crowd, but in a good way!

I wouldnt name a child that for exactly that reason ^

Personal experiences with the name Brady: | Edit

My sons called this except we spelt it Brayde, his name is Brayde Oscar. People often comment on the different spelling but we just say 'spell it how you say it'

Nicknames for Brady: | Edit

Brader-Dee
Brader Tot
Beardy
Birdy
Brady taty
Brady bug
Brados
Brad

Personally, I call my friend Brady, "Blue-Red-And-Dark-Yellow"

Meanings and history of the name Brady: | Edit
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Famous real-life people named Brady: | Edit

Brady Anderson, former All-Star Baseball player.
Wayne Brady, American comedian and game show host.
Tom Brady, American football quarterback for the New England Patriots
Brayden "Brady" Quinn, NFL quarterback for the Denver Broncos.
Brady Keys, former NFL cornerback, businessman and philanthropist.
James Brady, former White House Press Secretary under Ronald Reagan. He was shot and almost killed during the assassination attempt on Reagan.
Mathew Brady, celebrated 19th century American photographers, known for his documentation of the American Civil War.

Brady in song, story & screen: | Edit

The Brady Bunch, TV show
Brady was the name of Miranda's Hobbes' baby on Sex & The City. He was given the last name of his father, Steve Brady, as a first name.
Brady Fuller - The Twilight Saga

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