Brandy Name Meaning & Origin

Brandy

Pronunciation: BRAN-dee (key)

Origin of the name Brandy:

Derived from the vocabulary word brandy which denotes an alcoholic liquor distilled from wine or from fermented fruit juice. Var: Brandee, Brandey, Brandi, Brandie

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Brandy: | Edit

YES me too! I am exactly the same way; fun-loving, never having been to any wild partys, nor do I drink, and I too take things very seriously alot of times even too seriously (my husban says "I'm serious" is my favorite phrase) . I too believe it is a misconception. In high school my friends would call me mom b/c they could always count on me to keep then out of trouble. And I might as well have a BS in counseling My husban consantly jokes he is going to get a 1-900 phone number saying he is going to start charging for my counseling servises.

Personal experiences with the name Brandy: | Edit

I love my name, Brandy!!! It means fun-loving & that describes me perfectly. I think there is a misconception that this is a "partygirl" name. However, I've never been to any "wild parties" & I do not drink. I do tend to not take things too seriously, but I do have a BS in Counseling. Guys always comment on my name; they love it!!! I have a younger sister, Amanda. We have always been known as Mandy & Brandy:)

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I was always called Brandy until I was a teenager when my little sister started calling me Bran then my mom picked up on it. I hated it then; but after I met the man who is now my husban who began calling me Bran it seemed to have a different ring to it. Now days I get Bran from my husban, mom, sister and in-laws but the name I'm called the most is mom.

Meanings and history of the name Brandy: | Edit

Dutch origin meaning fun loving
Also means fire and raven from Bran

Famous real-life people named Brandy: | Edit

■BRANDY A KENT, Photographer
■BRANDY DAVIS, baseball player
■BRANDY LEDFORD, actress
■BRANDY NACE, Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader
■BRANDY NORWOOD, musician
■BRANDY RHODES, 2000 Miss ARKANSAS
■BRANDY RODGERS, Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader
■BRANDY SETZER, Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader

Brandy in song, story & screen: | Edit

I am named after that song. After my parents didn't like each others choices Shanondoah (my Mom's Blech choice) and Crystal (my Dad's) they both decided they really liked the song and settled on Brandy. It's fun when people hear my name and start singing the song :)

There is a 1972 song recorded by the band Looking Glass on their debut album entitled "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)".

I am named after that song "Brandy you're a fine girl"

TV and Movies-
■Brandy (O)
■Brandy (Noah's Arc)
■Brandy (Joe Dirt)
■Brandy "Rollergirl" (Boogie Nights)
■Brandy Beechwood (Anachrophobia)
Also name of the sister of Mary Shannon, main character on USA's, "In Plain Sight".

Books-

■Brandy Alexander (Invisible Monsters, Chuck Palahniuk)

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