Buddy Name Meaning & Origin

Buddy

Pronunciation: BUH-dee (key)

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Meanings and history of the name Buddy

From the English word meaning "friend". A nickname that probably originated as a baby-talk variant of brother.

Famous real-life people named Buddy

Buddy Holly, American musician.
Bartolo "Buddy" Valastro, Cake Boss, owner of Carlos' Bakery, in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Buddy Ebsen, American actor.
Bernard "Buddy" Rich, American jazz drummer and bandleader.
George "Buddy" Guy, American blues guitarist and singer.
Buddy Hackett, American comedian and actor.
Charles Elson "Buddy" Roemer III, Louisiana governor (1988-92) and GOP Presidential candidate (2011-12).
Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver (b. 2010), son of British celebrity chef and restaurateur Jamie Oliver.

Buddy in song, story & screen

"Buddy Holly", song by Weezer
William "Buddy" Hobbs, fictional character portrayed by Will Ferrell in the movie "Elf."

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