Bradley is a gender-neutral name of British origin. From the Olde English words brad and leah, this name literally means “broad meadow”. Dating back to 1086, this title was once used as a surname before becoming a popular first name in the US in the mid-late 1900s. With this nature-inspired name, baby Bradley may have a soft spot for the great outdoors where they can let their freedom and independence reign. Namesakes include the Dickens character in Our Mutual Friend to some of today’s most well-known Hollywood icons like Bradley Cooper and Brad Pitt. With so many artists and creatives to look to, your little one will have no shortage of positive influences in their life, from your home to the silver screen.
Famous People Named Bradley
Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
- Bill BradleyBasketball Player
- Bradley BealBasketball Player
- Bradley CooperActor
- Bradley WhitfordActor
Bradley Name Popularity Data
The Bump Ranking
Overall:Bradley is currently #977 on The Bump
Boy:Bradley is currently #722 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Bradley is currently #533 on The Bump Girl Names
Overall:Bradley is currently #657 in U.S. births
Boy:Bradley is currently #691 in U.S. births
Girl:Bradley is currently #5052 in U.S. births
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Online Etymology Dictionary, Bradley, October 2017
SurnameDB, Last name: Bradley
Ancestry, Bradley Family History
Britannica, Our Mutual Friend, novel by Dickens, March 2020
IMDb, Bradley Cooper(I)
IMDb, Brad Pitt
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