Descendant Of Brádach, Large-Chested

Brady Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \b-ra-dy\
Number in U.S 👶 92,000
Rate in 2021 588
Numerology 🔢 5
Name origin 🌍 Irish

Brady : Meaning, Origin and Popularity

Meaning of name Brady:

There are several etymological origins of the name Brady, so in the background. Firstly, the name probably originated as an Anglo-Irish surname, from the Gaelic “MacBrádaigh” meaning 'son/descendant of Bradach' and said to mean 'spirit'. The word "Bradach" is of uncertain origin, but could also be a contracted form of the Gaelic "brághadach" which translates to 'large or broad-chested.' It could also come from the Irish “Bradan” meaning 'salmon' or the English “broad + ey” meaning 'island.' The Brady surname dates back to medieval times and is still wildly common in Northern Ireland. Brady as a first name became popular primarily in the United States and Australia.


Brady has been on the US charts since 1883; although the use of the name was not very common. It's not until the 1990s that Brady begins to show any real promise for the first time. The name eventually makes it to the Top 100 Most Favorite Boys' Names list in 2007 and 2008, but quickly falls off the list. In the last couple of years, the name has reversed course and seems to be showing some decline. Brady's heyday may have come and gone by now, but that just means fewer kids out there have to share this unique underused name. Brady has a "sports-cool" factor going for him thanks to Tom Brady which has likely influenced further use of the name in the 21st century.

Famous people named Brady

Brady Anderson (baseball player)

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12/2/2022 9:37:20 AM

i LOVE this name! it's just great.

11/30/2022 4:11:02 PM

This is the name of my son. People like to spell is with a "K"! We have a woman in'the neighborhood named Kate and sometimes when I call Cade she thinks I am calling her.

11/7/2022 5:43:48 PM

My 8 month old sons name is Brady and I love the name. i've known for many years that that was the name I would use if ever had a little boy.

9/28/2022 7:53:48 AM

W00t! This is my name! It rocks! I have never met anyone with the name "hallie." But I do have this weird curse where there will always be a Holly or a Hayley in one of my classes XD People always get us confused

9/1/2022 5:18:00 PM

Brady is a guy I know at school. I like him he's so cute I'm in love with him. My name is Victoria Short and no I am n't short. If Brady Heldt is reading this right now it is true. See you at school cutie!

7/9/2022 2:06:18 AM

I read a comment saying Brady should only be used as a boys name and I disagree completely. I am a girl and my name is spelled Bradie. I absolutely love my name and get complimented on it all the time. I get called Brandy a lot and I just laugh and correct them. Bradie is a great girls name. Thanks mom!

3/24/2022 9:56:06 AM

i named my son Brady in 2017. i thought it was creative and different...came home from the hospital only to find out there were a few of them on popular TV shows. ugh! so everyone asks if had been a big fan of All My Children, etc...It's annoying because for me it was just creativity. either way, we get tons of comments on what a cute name it is!! I'm so happy i chose the name. to me It's still unique...although we've met a few other Brady's in'the meantime.

12/3/2021 3:57:54 AM

my six year old middle son is called Brady my mum seen it on'the fI'm Arlin'ton road when I was pregnant and we loved it right away it goes perfect with his brothe's names Joshua and brandon.

10/12/2021 1:09:36 AM

My name is Brady and I am a female. I love having a name that no one else has!


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Brady?
The origin of the name Brady is Irish.
*️⃣ How many people are named Brady?
Almost 92000 people are named Brady.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Brady?
The names of Braxton, Brixton, Braxten, Braxtin, Braxden