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Origin: Anglo Saxon
Meaning: from the Broad Meadow

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Bradley

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

A few facts about the boy's name Bradley:

  • Records indicate that 293,007 boys in the United States have been named Bradley since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1980, when 7,205 people in the U.S. were given the name Bradley. Those people are now 40 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.


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      12 Positive Comments

  • "Name is Bradley, but go by Brad as an adult - have friends that call me B-Rad, B, Brad... sometimes Bradley for emphasis. I like the versatility. I don't love the Rocky Horror Pictures Show references, though Reservoir Dogs is pretty cool, "check out the big brain on Brad!"" Dec. 15, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "As a child, I wrote this name in a list of names I liked before I had even met a Bradley. Now I love this name and it's also my husband's name!" Jan. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "One of my guy friends is named Bradley. I call him Brad, unless im mad at him! But its a name for a fast thinking, energetic guy who has a large imagination and is in no hurry to grow up" Dec. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first baby was named Bradley (1981), named after his father's friend in high school. It's perfect for him. His friends call him Brad, but he'll always be Bradley to me." Nov. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name, and it's a pretty good name. I was named after my dad's friend. I know, that is very rare..." Jul. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name, and it's a pretty good name. I was named after my dad's friend. I know, that is very rare..." Jul. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it my son is called bradley we call him braders it sooo cute" Jul. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've always loved this name. So I named my son this and his intials ended up Bradley Michael W" Jun. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriend is named Bradley and I love calling him Brad Bradley Bradey B-rad Drab anything that is funny :) I LUV HIM and the name of course" Sep. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is an outstanding name...I can't think of a better one!" May. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name bradley. its my husbands name. and hes proud of where it comes from also." Dec. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "great name! its cool yet classic. you can call a kid bradley when he's young and brad as he's older. it can grow with him" Sep. 12, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      4 Neutral Comments

  • "My first grandson is named Bradley. I like the name a lot. I agree with one of the other writers that it's a name to grow with a boy, more than likely being shortened to Brad when he's older." Jun. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Bradley is my brothers name. He is four years old right now and a very smart kid. He is the tallest one in his whole class. He is a great kid. Expect great things from a kid named Bradley." May. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am Bradley, but you can call me Brad. The name works pretty well except when people call me Bread." Jan. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Great name. People named Bradley always seem like such high achievers. Good choice for parents." Apr. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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