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since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Badgley

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Alt. Meaning

B is for bounce, your ability to renew.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

D is for dependable, on you I can rely.

G is for glow, the warmth of your smile.

L is for look, the way you look at life.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

Y is for yes, always open to new possibilities

Notable Persons With the Last Name Badgley

Penn Badgley is an actor and musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to present. Penn was given the name Penn Dayton Badgley on November 1st, 1986 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.


Helen Badgley was an actress. Her career lasted from 1911 to 1917. Helen was born on December 1st, 1908 in Saratoga Springs, New York. Helen is also known as Helen Badgely, The Thanhouser Kidlet, Badgely, and Helen. She passed away on October 25th, 1977.


Sidney was born on May 28th, 1850 in Ernestown Township, Ontario. He breathed his last breath on April 29th, 1917.



Francis was born on June 14th, 1807. He left this life on December 24th, 1863.


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Popularity of Badgley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Badgley U.S.
  White 95.99% 64.26%
  African American 0.36% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.36% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.78% 16.26%

Of Last Name Badgley

People with the last name Badgley are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Badgley

  • How Popular is the name Badgley? As a last name Badgley was the 13,771st most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Badgley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Badgley is Saturday, September 11th, 1915.
  • How unique is the name Badgley? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Badgley. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Badgley: Your name in reverse order is Yelgdab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aybgedl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Badgley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,197 people with the last name Badgley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Badgley? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Badgley as their last name since less than 1 person in 135k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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