Brad - Meaning of Brad
Brad is a form of the English Bradburn.
Brad is also a shortening of the English Bradford.
Brad is also a shortening of the English Bradley.
Brad is also a form of the English Bradshaw.
Brad is also an English form of the English and Irish Brady.
Variant forms inherit both the origin and meaning of the name Brad.
Brad is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1975, 0.161% of baby boys were named Brad. Its ranking then was #98. The baby name has since substantially dropped in popularity, and is of only sporadic use now. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly related to Brad, Bradley was the most regularly used.
† Pronunciation for Brad: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)"
Details of famous persons named Brad:
Actor Brad Pitt, born William Bradley Pitt, 18 December 1963, Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Country Singer Brad Paisley, born 28 October 1972, Glen Dale, West Virginia.