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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Brad

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Brad in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Brad:

  • Records indicate that 81,447 boys in the United States have been named Brad since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1960, when 2,650 people in the U.S. were given the name Brad. Those people are now 61 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Brad

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      8 Positive Comments

  • "My name is difficult for people that learned spanish as their primary language. They say Brid or Bread. Finally someone at work said NO, "like Brad Pitt." No problem since then. I do get called Brandon or Brian a lot." Sep. 13, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My full name is Bradley, but I have always been called just Brad & I love the name! I was born December of 1959. WITHOUT BEING RAD, I?D JUST BE B." Aug. 10, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is brad and i love it. plus it comes with cool nicknames like B-Rad!!!" May. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in 1975 and my name is Brad. My wife and I liked it enough to name our son Brad Jr. in 2001! He goes by "Bradley" and is definitely the only one in school with the name. There were a few of us Brads in school when I was growing up. No complaints here!" Apr. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i'm called Brad and i'm awesome! i also know another guy called Brad and hes cool too." Sep. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Brad is my 8-year-old son's name (Bradley) and my husband's name (Bradford). I call them B1 (husband) and B2(son). I met B1 when B2 was 6, so it's purely coincidental! I just love the name and they are the only two Brads I know!" Nov. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Many people assume it's short for Bradly or Bradford, but it's just Brad." Oct. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Everyone thinks it's BradFORD, or BradLEY and I hate it. My name is BRAD...Just BRAD! But other than that, I love my name. I'm the only kid in my school with this name! I love being unique!" Aug. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "my brother in law's name is brad - i thought it was dumb that it wasn't bradley or bradford - i mean really just plain brad? i think the b in brad stands for boring." Jan. 13, 2011: Report as inappropriate

      5 Neutral Comments

  • "Hello, my name is Brad. I was born in 1953. While growing up in the early 50?s there were not that many guys named Brad in my town. In fact I only knew of one in my hometown and one in college. I?ve always liked the name. My parents came up with my name while eating dinner at a restaurant in our hometown named Bradfords. They were sitting at the window with the name on it, while discussing different possible names and my dad looked at the window and said what about Brad. My mother agreed and that was that." Mar. 2, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am not sure of the name Brad and that is why I have selected the "not sure" option above. My name is Brad and it is pronounced "Brad". People almost never pronounce it wrong but sometimes people think I am saying "Brett" but that's more my own issue with mumbling. I have a friend who used to give me a hard time about that. His name is John (pronounced "John"). I am the only Brad I know and I almost never meet another Brad. It's an extremely lonely and alienating feeling. That's why I am not sure about the name "Brad"." Feb. 13, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "my brother in law's name is Brad - not Bradley, not Bradford - just plain ol' Brad - I think that is sooooo lame. I'll bet the B is for BORING - I'll bet the #1 reason babies named Brad cry at night and wake up their parents is to get back at them for the lame-o name-o -" Jan. 14, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Not nearly as cool as Bard. There are fewer than 200 of us ." Nov. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know this guy called Brad, hes pretty Cool. From, You know who ;)" Apr. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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