Brady - Meaning of Brady
[ 2 syll. bra-dy, br-ady ] The baby boy name Brady is sometimes used as a girl name. It is pronounced as BREY-Diy- †. Brady is used chiefly in the English and Irish languages, and it is derived from Celtic and Old English origins. From Celtic roots, its meaning is descendant of Brádach, large-chested. The first name is from the Gaelic surname 'O Brádaigh' meaning 'descendant of Brádach'. Brádach is an Old Irish nickname probably derived as a short form of Brághadach meaning 'large-chested', and ultimately from the element 'brágha' (meaning chest, throat). The popularity of the first name has been boosted by the successful US television comedy series The Brady Bunch (1969-1974) based around a large blended family bearing the surname Brady.
In addition, Brady is a diminutive form of the name Braden (English and Irish) in the English language.
Brady is also a variant of the name Bradley (English).
The name Brady is widely used; it has 26 variants. Variants include Brad, Brade, Bradea, Bradee, Bradey, Bradi, Bradie, Bradye, Braedea, Braedee, Braedey, Braedi, Braedie, Braedy, Braidea, Braidee, Braidey, Braidi, Braidie, Braidy, Braydea, Braydee, Braydey, Braydi, Braydie, and Braydy.
Brady is a popular baby name for boys. The name's popularity rose from the 1930s up to the 2000s. Its usage peaked modestly in 2007 with 0.225% of baby boys being given the name Brady. It ranked at #93 then. The baby name has since fallen in popularity. In 2018, its usage was 0.071% and its ranking #260, but it was nonetheless the 2nd most popular after Bradley, among all boy names in its group. In 2018, it was used 7.843% more than Brady. In the past century Brady has mostly been a baby boy name.
Baby names that sound like Brady include Bradey, Bradie, Bradye, Braidee, Braidey, Braidi, Braidie, Braidy, Braydee, Braydey, Braydi, Braydie, Braydy, Baerde, Barat, Bardhi, Bardo, Bardoe, Bardot, and Bardou.
† Pronunciation for Brady: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"