Brandy - Meaning of Brandy
[ 2 syll. bran-dy, br-a-ndy ] The baby girl name Brandy is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced BRAENDiy- †. Brandy's origin and use are both in the English language. It is from brandy ; branden which means 'to burn' ; brandewijn 'burnt wine, distilled wine'. The name could have been derived from the name of the alcoholic beverage, which is itself from the Dutch word brandewijn (meaning 'burnt wine, distilled wine'). It has in recent times been made known through the pop song "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" (1972) by the band Looking Glass. It is also known as the nickname of Jodie Foster's mother, as well as the first name of the singer Brandy Norwood (1979-).
Brandy is a widely used name; it has 44 forms. Forms of the name include Bradys, Branda, Brandace, Brandala, Brandalyn, Brandalynn, Brande, Brandea, Brandeah, Brandeli, Brandell, Brandelle, Brandelyn, Brandelynn, Brandey, Brandice, Brandily, Brandilyn, Brandilynne, Brandin, Brandis, Brandise, Brandlin, Brandolyn, Brandyce, Brandylyn, Brandyn, Branell, Brani, and Brantley. Other English forms include the contracted form Brand, the familiar form Brann, and the spelling variants Brandee, Brandei, Brandi, Brandie, Brandii, Brandye, and Branndie.
Brandy is rare as a baby girl name. At the modest peak of its usage in 1978, 0.407% of baby girls were named Brandy. It was #37 in rank then. The baby name has markedly slipped in popularity since then, and is of only irregular use today. Out of all girl names in its family, Brandy was nevertheless the most popular in 2018. Brandy has in the last century been primarily given to baby girls. In 1979, 84 times more baby girls than boys were given the name Brandy.
Baby names that sound like Brandy include Brandea, Brandee, Brandi, Brandie, Brandii, Branndie, Bernette, Brandei, Brandey, Brandye, Brenda, Brendee, Brendette, Brendi, Brendie, Brendy, Bronte, Brontë, Brunette, and Burnet.
† Pronunciation for Brandy: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
A famous person named Brandy is Singer Brandy Norwood, born 11 February 1979, McComb, Mississippi.