Brody Name Meaning & Origin

Brody

Pronunciation: BROH-dee (key)

Origin of the name Brody:

Transferred use of the surname meaning “from Brodie.” Brodie is a place-name believed to be derived from the Gaelic broth (a ditch). Var: Brody.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Brodie

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Comments and insights on the name Brody: | Edit

My son's full name is Broderick but his nickname is Brody.

My son's name is Brodrick and we call him Brody. Great name!

Brody is a common Jewish surname. The spelling Brodie is more characteristically Scotties.

This is such a cute name for little boys! It bothered me, though, that they have a girl's name Brody on here. I mean really? Don't they usually wait for the name to reach its masculine peak before people give them to their daughter?

I agree fully, but to be fair, there's a lot of names in the girls' section that should be strictly boys' names and vice versa. I'm still adamant about the name Avery being a boys' only name because it's my son's name.

All I can think when I hear Brody is "Grody" or "Bro", both of which are unpleasant associations in my book. Not a fan--maybe Brady or Cody?

Personal experiences with the name Brody: | Edit

it's my youngest son's name, named this because he had a twin in the womb for a short time with him, and i found a definition of the name to mean "brother" in welsh...

This is my 1-year-old nephew's name [:

My name is Brody. I am a beautiful man. I like raw fish and the whiz. Stay classy San Diego.

Sugar Sugar.... Ohhhhhh Honey Honey
Brody is my husband's name and I love it. It is very fitting for him. He was a stellar athlete in school and still is. He is a definant looker too. (I am not bias at all, SERIOUSLY) Women always stare at my husband!

Nicknames for Brody: | Edit

Brodster, Brod, Bodie (Bow-dee), Bo Bo (our nieces call my husband this=), Bro

Meanings and history of the name Brody: | Edit

The name Brody is a little boy's name. Brody comes from Scottish origin. MEANING: Second son; Ditch. In 2011 the name "Brody" ranked #83 after being in the top 100 baby names for 3 consecutive years.

Famous real-life people named Brody: | Edit

Brody Jenner, American television personality, appears on Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Brody Dalle, American singer
Brody Eldridge, American football player
Brody Ward, Red Neck Sensation

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