Popularity:4536
Origin:Welsh
Other Origin(s):Irish
Meaning:Dream; Brother; Son of Rhydderch; Reddish-brown
For the dreamy-eyed wonder who has already changed your world, the masculine name Broderick lends a studly title. Broderick is the anglicized form of the Welsh Prydderch, meaning “son of Rhydderch.” Rhydderch means “reddish-brown,” likely referring to fiery-auburn hair, and is known in English as Roderick. Broderick is also a popular Irish surname, from Ó Bruadair, a name borne by one of the historical Irish princes of Heremon. Bruadair means “dream,” but this name may stem from the Norse Brodir, meaning “brother.” A name honeycombed with Gaelic origins, baby is sure to bear Broderick with pride.
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