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Brady

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1883 8 0 8
1884 6 0 6
1885 7 0 7
1886 13 0 13
1887 5 0 5
1888 9 0 9
1889 12 0 12
1890 9 0 9
1891 7 0 7
1892 8 0 8
1893 7 0 7
1894 5 0 5
1895 11 0 11
1896 13 0 13
1897 10 0 10
1898 8 0 8
1899 14 0 14
1900 11 0 11
1901 14 0 14
1902 14 0 14
1903 22 6 16
1904 16 0 16
1905 10 0 10
1906 14 0 14
1907 11 0 11
1908 19 0 19
1909 21 0 21
1910 21 0 21
1911 21 0 21
1912 30 0 30
1913 47 0 47
1914 49 0 49
1915 58 0 58
1916 67 0 67
1917 61 0 61
1918 59 0 59
1919 70 0 70
1920 94 0 94
1921 66 6 60
1922 75 6 69
1923 58 0 58
1924 85 0 85
1925 62 0 62
1926 67 0 67
1927 82 0 82
1928 58 0 58
1929 56 5 51
1930 67 0 67
1931 56 0 56
1932 59 0 59
1933 55 0 55
1934 57 0 57
1935 42 0 42
1936 53 0 53
1937 50 0 50
1938 60 0 60
1939 65 0 65
1940 51 0 51
1941 57 0 57
1942 57 0 57
1943 71 0 71
1944 55 0 55
1945 65 0 65
1946 83 0 83
1947 86 0 86
1948 91 5 86
1949 84 0 84
1950 99 0 99
1951 93 0 93
1952 114 0 114
1953 112 0 112
1954 157 6 151
1955 168 0 168
1956 164 0 164
1957 160 0 160
1958 183 0 183
1959 140 0 140
1960 134 0 134
1961 148 5 143
1962 148 5 143
1963 182 8 174
1964 159 5 154
1965 145 0 145
1966 158 5 153
1967 165 0 165
1968 204 5 199
1969 266 0 266
1970 534 12 522
1971 480 7 473
1972 466 14 452
1973 491 23 468
1974 501 20 481
1975 485 18 467
1976 427 25 402
1977 408 15 393
1978 466 22 444
1979 497 18 479
1980 577 36 541
1981 581 22 559
1982 612 41 571
1983 527 24 503
1984 740 41 699
1985 959 44 915
1986 932 38 894
1987 910 35 875
1988 988 35 953
1989 867 23 844
1990 822 25 797
1991 838 33 805
1992 1,238 34 1,204
1993 1,880 41 1,839
1994 1,887 40 1,847
1995 1,729 50 1,679
1996 1,955 40 1,915
1997 2,204 42 2,162
1998 2,136 41 2,095
1999 1,930 43 1,887
2000 1,918 35 1,883
2001 2,192 39 2,153
2002 2,696 38 2,658
2003 2,907 42 2,865
2004 3,418 50 3,368
2005 3,823 42 3,781
2006 4,146 64 4,082
2007 5,014 64 4,950 #93 boy name
2008 4,867 54 4,813 #94 boy name
2009 3,790 49 3,741
2010 3,264 31 3,233
2011 3,067 27 3,040
2012 2,898 41 2,857
2013 2,358 30 2,328
2014 2,127 37 2,090
2015 2,055 35 2,020

Fun Facts about the name Brady

  • How many people with the first name Brady have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 85,460 babies born with the first name Brady in the United States. That's more than enough people named Brady to occupy the territory of Isle of Man (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 84,497 (as of March 27, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brady? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Brady first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brady is Monday, September 25th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Brady born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brady was in 2007 with a total of 4,950 babies. That's a lot of babies named Brady!
  • Random Brady Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brady ranks 93rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 50 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Brady: Your name in reverse order is Ydarb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Daybr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Brady? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 73,145 people with the last name Brady.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brady? Brady was ranked as the 450th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
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Common last names for Brady

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Hill
  • Adams
  • Walker
  • White
  • Baker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Brady U.S.
  White 87.28% 64.26%
  African American 6.89% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.96% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.65% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.66% 16.26%

Of Last Name Brady

People with the last name Brady are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

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Origin and Meaning of Brady

The name "Brady" is of Irish origin, and it means "Descendant of Bradach". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States financier noted for his love of diamonds and his extravagant lifestyle (1856-1917)
  2. United States pioneer photographer famous for his portraits; was the official Union photographer for the American Civil War (1823-1896)

From Old English brād (“broad”) + ēaġe (“eye”) and brād (“broad”) + ēġ (“island”).

  1. A habitational surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A female given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons With the Name Brady

Brady Quinn

Brady Quinn is a football player. Brady was born on October 27th, 1984 in Columbus, Ohio.

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Brady Haran

Brady Haran is a video journalism, documentary film, filmmaking, podcast, video journalist, documentary, filmmaker, and podcaster. Brady was born on June 18th, 1976 in Adelaide.

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Brady Corbet

Brady Corbet is an actor, film director, and screenwriter. He was most prominent from 2000 to present. Brady was given the name Brady James Monson Corbet on August 17th, 1988 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Brady Smith

Brady Smith is an actor and director. Brady was given the name Patrick Brady Smith on December 29th, 1971 in Houston.

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Brady Hoke

Brady Hoke is a notable individual. Brady was born on November 3rd, 1958 in Dayton, Ohio.

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Brady Aiken

Brady Aiken is a baseball player for the Cleveland Indians. Brady was born on August 16th, 1996 in San Diego.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Brady

Tom Brady

Tom Brady is a football player for the New England Patriots. Tom was born on August 3rd, 1977 in San Mateo, California.

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Wayne Brady

Wayne Brady is an actor, television personality, comedian, singer, presenter, game show host, and celebrity. He has had major accomplishments since 1990. Wayne was given the name Wayne Alphonso Brady on June 2nd, 1972 in Columbus, Georgia, U.S.

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Robbie Brady

Robbie Brady is a soccer player for the Norwich City F.C., Manchester United F.C., Hull City A.F.C., Republic of Ireland national under-17 football team, Republic of Ireland national under-19 football team, and Republic of Ireland national under-21 football team. Robbie was born on January 14th, 1992 in Dublin, Ireland.

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James Brady

James Brady was a 14th White House Press Secretary. James was born on August 29th, 1940 in Centralia, Illinois, U.S. He passed away on August 4th, 2014.

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The Baroness Brady

The Baroness Brady is a Member of the House of Lords and Memberof theHouse of Lords. The was given the name Karren Rita Brady on April 4th, 1969 in Edmonton, London, United Kingdom.

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Mathew Brady

Mathew Brady was a photographer and photojournalism. Mathew was born on May 18th, 1822 in Warren County, New York. He left this life on January 15th, 1896.

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  • Scott Brady
    (actor)
  • Kevin Brady
    (Chairman of the House Ways)
  • Pam Brady
    (writer)
  • Aiden Shaw
    (author)
  • Eric Brady
    (soap character)
  • Nicholas F. Brady
    (senator)
  • Paul Brady
    (musician)
  • Bob Brady
    (Chairman of the House Administration Committee)
  • Erin Brady
    (influential person)
  • Graham Brady
    (for Altrincham)
  • James B. Brady
    (american businessman)
  • Alice Brady
    (actress)
  • Sarah Brady
    (gun control advocate)
  • Patrick Henry Brady
    (military person)

What does the name Brady mean?

Bis for beauty, that comes from within.

Ris for rational, the way you think.

Ais for admirers, and all that you have!

Dis for dependable, on you I can rely.

Yis for yes, always open to new possibilities

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