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in the U.S.
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 Brailey

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  • According to a user from Florida, United States, the name Brailey means "Ray of sunshine".
  • According to a user from Indiana, United States, the name Brailey is of English origin and means "Beauty and love".

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International Interest

Notable Persons With the Last Name Brailey

Musicians of the RMS Titanic was a pianist, cellist, violinist, piano, and cello. Musicians was given the name Theodore Ronald Brailey on October 25th, 1887 in Dumfries, Scotland. They passed away on April 15th, 1912.


Jerome Brailey is a drummer, songwriter, record producer, and singing. He was most active from 1968 to present. Jerome was given the name Jerome Eugene Brailey on August 20th, 1950 in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. Jerome is also known as Bigfoot Brailey.


His most notable accomplishments were from 1941 to 1989. Les was given the name Leslie Charles Brailey on July 25th, 1910. He died in 2002.



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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1994 10 10 0
1995 6 6 0
1996 11 11 0
1997 9 9 0
1998 13 13 0
1999 17 17 0
2000 22 17 5
2001 21 21 0
2002 37 37 0
2003 28 28 0
2004 31 31 0
2005 39 39 0
2006 42 42 0
2007 51 51 0
2008 56 56 0
2009 77 77 0
2010 61 61 0
2011 74 74 0
2012 78 78 0
2013 68 68 0
2014 54 54 0
2015 51 51 0
2016 46 46 0
2017 44 44 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Brailey

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Brailey as a first name

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Popularity of Brailey as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Brailey U.S.
  White 49.62% 64.26%
  African American 45.11% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.75% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.35% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.16% 16.26%

Of Last Name Brailey

People with the last name Brailey are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Brailey

  • How Popular is the name Brailey? Brailey is the 10,950th most popular name of all time. As a last name Brailey was the 34,149th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Brailey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 946 babies born with the first name Brailey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Brailey to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brailey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1994 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Brailey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brailey is Sunday, March 10th, 1895.
  • What year had the most people named Brailey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brailey was in 2012 with a total of 78 babies.
  • Random Brailey Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brailey is not a popular baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Brailey: Your name in reverse order is Yeliarb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lebryia. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Brailey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 665 people with the last name Brailey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brailey? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Brailey as their last name since less than 1 person in 435k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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