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Bradford

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How popular is the baby name Bradford in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 0 5
1885 5 0 5
1888 5 0 5
1889 5 0 5
1891 9 0 9
1893 7 0 7
1894 5 0 5
1895 11 0 11
1896 13 0 13
1897 5 0 5
1898 9 0 9
1900 13 0 13
1901 5 0 5
1902 9 0 9
1904 8 0 8
1905 11 0 11
1906 5 0 5
1907 9 0 9
1908 11 0 11
1909 15 0 15
1910 8 0 8
1911 22 0 22
1912 43 0 43
1913 38 0 38
1914 50 0 50
1915 69 0 69
1916 72 0 72
1917 72 0 72
1918 70 0 70
1919 69 0 69
1920 74 0 74
1921 86 0 86
1922 70 0 70
1923 73 0 73
1924 76 0 76
1925 76 0 76
1926 98 0 98
1927 96 0 96
1928 85 0 85
1929 84 0 84
1930 88 0 88
1931 87 0 87
1932 86 0 86
1933 82 0 82
1934 96 0 96
1935 92 0 92
1936 102 0 102
1937 130 0 130
1938 106 0 106
1939 128 0 128
1940 126 0 126
1941 136 0 136
1942 159 0 159
1943 173 0 173
1944 190 0 190
1945 184 0 184
1946 251 0 251
1947 327 0 327
1948 377 0 377
1949 496 0 496
1950 576 0 576
1951 574 0 574
1952 657 0 657
1953 777 0 777
1954 771 0 771
1955 703 5 698
1956 722 0 722
1957 674 0 674
1958 620 0 620
1959 615 0 615
1960 668 0 668
1961 582 0 582
1962 533 0 533
1963 613 0 613
1964 602 0 602
1965 582 0 582
1966 527 0 527
1967 563 5 558
1968 541 6 535
1969 601 0 601
1970 613 0 613
1971 570 0 570
1972 469 0 469
1973 493 0 493
1974 603 0 603
1975 564 8 556
1976 599 5 594
1977 610 5 605
1978 601 0 601
1979 615 0 615
1980 630 0 630
1981 600 0 600
1982 561 0 561
1983 480 0 480
1984 474 0 474
1985 453 0 453
1986 387 0 387
1987 446 5 441
1988 368 0 368
1989 353 0 353
1990 304 0 304
1991 277 0 277
1992 270 0 270
1993 267 0 267
1994 243 0 243
1995 216 0 216
1996 211 0 211
1997 177 0 177
1998 176 0 176
1999 151 0 151
2000 123 0 123
2001 103 0 103
2002 125 0 125
2003 102 0 102
2004 99 0 99
2005 97 0 97
2006 95 0 95
2007 99 0 99
2008 57 0 57
2009 76 0 76
2010 78 0 78
2011 72 0 72
2012 81 0 81
2013 64 0 64
2014 77 0 77
2015 63 0 63

Want to know about the popularity of the Bradford baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 31,605 babies born with the name Bradford in the United States. That's more than enough Bradfords to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Bradford" was in 1953 with a total of 777 babies.

According to the 1980 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Bradford" ranks #76 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 13 babies in Rhode Island have the same name as you in 1980. Across the entire United States a total of 630 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Bradford popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Bradford" mean? The list below shows the origins of Bradford as well as things modernly associated with the name Bradford such as celebrities named Bradford.

Origin and Meaning of Bradford

The name "Bradford" is of English origin, and it means "From the broad ford". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States printer (born in England) whose press produced the first American prayer book and the New York City's first newspaper (1663-1752)

Brad Dourif

Brad Dourif is an actor and voice actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1975 to present. Brad was born in 1950 as Bradford Claude Dourif in Huntington, West Virginia, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Bradford

Bradford Assay
Bradford Dillman
Bradford Exchange
Bradford Exchange Checks
Bradford Pear
Bradford & Sons Pest Services
Bradford Bishop
Bradford Cox
Bradford White
Bradford Pa

Alternative Meanings

B is for buoy, you encourage those you see.

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

D is for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

F is for fair, always honest and true.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

D is for desire, your thoughts do aspire.

Your name in reverse order is "Drofdarb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Orabddfr". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Bradford born Oct 8, 1931

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Portugal approximately on 1750. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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