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Quick Facts on Brady

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Celtic, English, Gaelic, Irish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 174
Simple meaning:
Spirited, Broad-chested, Salmon, Island

Characteristics of Brady

  • Freedom-loving
  • Adventurous
  • Adaptable
  • Intellectual
  • Easygoing
  • Progressive
  • Sensual

Etymology & Historical Origin - Brady

There are several etymological origins of the name Brady, so take a seat. First of all, the name likely originated as an Anglo-Irish surname, from the Gaelic “MacBrádaigh” which means ‘son/descendant of Brádach’ and is said to mean ‘spirited.’ The word “brádach” is of unclear origin, but it might also be a contracted form of the Gaelic “brághadach” which translates into ‘big or broad-chested.’ It also might come from the Irish “bradán” which means ‘salmon’ or the English “broad + ey” meaning ‘island.’ The surname Brady dates back to medieval times and is still tremendously common in Northern Ireland. Brady as a given first name became popularized mainly in the United States and Australia.

Popularity of the Name Brady

Brady has been on the United States popularity charts since 1883; although the name’s usage was never very common. It’s not until the 1990s that Brady starts to show some real promise for the first time. The name finally hits the Top 100 list of most favored boys’ names in 2007 and 2008, but quickly falls off the list. In the past couple of years, the name has reversed its course and seems to be showing some decline. Brady’s heyday may have come and gone at this point, but that just means fewer boys out there have to share this uniquely underused name. Brady has a “sporty-cool” factor going for it thanks to Tom Brady who has probably influenced the name’s increased usage in the 21st century. Brady is also another example of the “Last-Name-First” trend in the United States.
Popularity of the Boy Name Brady
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Brady

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Brady

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Brady

    Brady We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Brady.

  • Popular Songs on Brady

    Popular Songs on Brady

    Duncan and Brady - a song by The Johnson Mountain Boys

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Brady

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Brady

    Brady (Jean Fritz) - Brady has never been trusted with secrets, until now. When he discovers an Underground Railroad station near his family's farm, he is forced to make his own decision about the slavery controversy. Whatever his decision may be, he knows that this is one secret that must be kept. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Brady Brady Children’s Book Series (Mary Shaw) - Brady, Brady is an illustrated sport book series for early readers. The title character, Brady, is crrrazy about sports! So much so, that his parents have to call him twice to get his attention! As a result, he is affectionately nicknamed, Brady Brady. The Brady Brady stories entertain and engage young readers, and teach important lessons about life and sport. Signature illustrations bring Brady Brady’s world alive, with a unique brand of vibrant and dynamic imagery. Through a variety of sports, including hockey, baseball, and football, the loveable cast of characters provide entertaining stories, while delivery strong, moral messages. The books encourage both young male and female readers to embrace reading, and are recognized by parents, coaches and educators as an excellent resource to support language literacy and character development. Professional athletes, educators, parents and kids, all embrace Brady Brady’s world, and have become his loyal fans. There are 15 books in the series. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Brady

    Famous People Named Brady

    Famous People Named Brady - Brady Anderson (baseball player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Brady

    Children of Famous People Named Brady

    Famous People who Named their Son Brady - We cannot find any famous people who named their son Brady.

  • Historic Figures

    Brady - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Brady - We cannot find any historically significant people with the name Brady.

Personality of the Boy Name Brady

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Variations of the Baby Name - Brady

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