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Bradford - Meaning of Bradford

What does Bradford mean?

[ 2 syll. brad-for(d), br-adfo-rd ] The baby boy name Bradford is pronounced as BRAEDFaoRD †. Bradford is used predominantly in the English language and it is derived from Old English origins. The meaning of the name is broad ford. It is derived from the word 'brad' meaning broad. Bradford was originally a local name from various places in England so called, which subsequently gave rise to the surname and first name. The first name has sometimes been bestowed in honor of William Bradford (1590-1657), one of the most influential Puritan leaders of the Pilgrim Fathers.

Bradferd, Bradferde, Bradforde, Bradfurd, Bradfurde, and Ford are variations of Bradford.

Brad (short form in English) is another variant of Bradford.

See also the related categories, influential (powerful) and honor.

Bradford is uncommon as a baby boy name. At the modest height of its usage in 1953, 0.039% of baby boys were given the name Bradford. It was #240 in rank then. The baby name has substantially fallen in popularity since then, and is currently of sporadic use. In 2018, within the family of boy names directly linked to Bradford, Ford was the most regularly used.

Baby names that sound like Bradford include Bradferd, Bradforde, Bradfurd, Bradfurde, and Bradferde.

† Pronunciation for Bradford: 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)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)"


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