Brandy

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Brandy

"Brandy" is a name of American origin, and it means "Brandy". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bran"dy
A strong alcoholic liquor distilled from wine. The name is also given to spirit distilled from other liquors, and in the United States to that distilled from cider and peaches. In northern Europe, it is also applied to a spirit obtained from grain.

Etymology: From older brandywine brandwine, fr. D. brandewijn, fr. p. p. of branden to burn, distill + wijn wine, akin to G. branntwein. See Brand

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice
Wiktionary
  1. A female given name derived from brandy, an alcoholic liquor. Mostly seen in American usage during the 1970s and 1980s.

Notable Persons Named Brandy

She was most active from 1993 to present. Brandy was given the name Brandy Rayana Norwood by her parent Knockout Gospel on February 11th, 1979 in McComb, Mississippi, U.S.

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Brandy Ledford is an actress/model, actor, and model (people). She was most active from 1991 to 1991. Brandy was given the name Brandy Lee Ledford on February 4th, 1969 in Denver, Colorado, U.S. Brandy is also known as Jisel and Brandy Sanders.

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Brandy Clark is a country music singer-songwriter. She plays Human voice, Acoustic guitar, and Piano. She was most prominent from 2005 to present. Brandy was given the name Brandy Lynn Clark in 1977.

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Brandy was born on February 2nd, 1982 in Bowling Green, Ohio, United States.

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Brandy was given the name Heather Levinger on October 19th, 1984 in Huntington Beach, California.

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Brandy was born on September 27th, 1974 in Sandusky, Ohio.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Brandy

She was most active from 1993 to present. Brandy was given the name Brandy Rayana Norwood by her parent Knockout Gospel on February 11th, 1979 in McComb, Mississippi, U.S.

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J.C. Brandy is an actress and actor. She was most prominent from 1989 to present. J.C. was given the name Justine Chelsea Brandy on November 15th, 1975 in London, England, UK.

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Febian Brandy is a soccer player for the Ubon UMT United F.C., Manchester United F.C., Swansea City A.F.C., Hereford United F.C., Gillingham F.C., Notts County F.C., Walsall F.C., Sheffield United F.C., Rotherham United F.C., Crewe Alexandra F.C., Rochdale A.F.C., and England national under-16 footb. Febian was born on February 4th, 1989 in Manchester, England. Febian is also known as Brandy and Febian Earlston.

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Sören Brandy is a soccer player for the FC Union Berlin, FC Gütersloh 2000, Holstein Kiel, Rot-Weiss Essen, SC Paderborn 07, and MSV Duisburg. Sören was born on May 6th, 1985 in Verl.

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Valerie Brandy is an actress, director, screenwriter, actor, and film director. She was most prominent from 2009 to present.

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Joe Brandy was a football player. Joe was born on November 6th, 1897 in Ogdensburg, New York. He left this life on July 20th, 1971.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1942 6 6 0
1943 8 8 0
1944 6 6 0
1945 6 6 0
1946 5 5 0
1947 8 8 0
1948 8 8 0
1949 17 17 0
1950 12 12 0
1951 15 10 5
1952 24 24 0
1953 28 21 7
1954 24 24 0
1955 27 27 0
1956 20 13 7
1957 26 20 6
1958 31 23 8
1959 40 29 11
1960 45 37 8
1961 37 32 5
1962 54 45 9
1963 84 70 14
1964 109 98 11
1965 104 90 14
1966 121 100 21
1967 180 154 26
1968 317 286 31
1969 360 330 30
1970 668 611 57
1971 752 704 48
1972 2,162 2,082 80
1973 3,791 3,714 77 #82 girl name
1974 3,930 3,831 99 #80 girl name
1975 5,049 4,946 103 #57 girl name
1976 5,304 5,233 71 #55 girl name
1977 5,541 5,476 65 #51 girl name
1978 6,797 6,698 99 #37 girl name
1979 6,858 6,774 84 #39 girl name
1980 6,483 6,409 74 #42 girl name
1981 6,959 6,894 65 #41 girl name
1982 6,143 6,079 64 #50 girl name
1983 5,253 5,192 61 #57 girl name
1984 4,627 4,578 49 #64 girl name
1985 3,953 3,902 51 #70 girl name
1986 3,370 3,296 74 #84 girl name
1987 3,079 3,032 47 #92 girl name
1988 2,734 2,686 48
1989 2,496 2,454 42
1990 2,300 2,263 37
1991 2,098 2,063 35
1992 1,849 1,815 34
1993 1,547 1,519 28
1994 1,384 1,350 34
1995 1,538 1,507 31
1996 1,391 1,364 27
1997 1,135 1,113 22
1998 1,078 1,058 20
1999 877 854 23
2000 735 718 17
2001 612 587 25
2002 586 559 27
2003 476 454 22
2004 441 417 24
2005 411 378 33
2006 365 342 23
2007 336 312 24
2008 278 250 28
2009 258 231 27
2010 199 177 22
2011 168 146 22
2012 146 131 15
2013 138 120 18
2014 109 93 16
2015 77 66 11
2016 92 80 12
2017 82 69 13

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Popularity of Brandy as a first name

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Popularity of Brandy as a last name

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Common last names for Brandy

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Common first names for Brandy

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Brandy U.S.
  White 41.43% 64.26%
  African American 48.68% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.04% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.91% 16.26%

Of Last Name Brandy

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

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Fun Facts about the name Brandy

  • What name lists does Brandy rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Brandy? Brandy is the 616th most popular name of all time. As a last name Brandy was the 20,627th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Brandy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 108,377 babies born with the first name Brandy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Brandy to occupy the territory of United States Virgin Islands (USA) with an estimated population of 106,405 (as of April 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brandy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1942 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Brandy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brandy is Saturday, December 8th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Brandy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brandy was in 1981 with a total of 6,894 babies. That's a lot of babies named Brandy!
  • Random Brandy Factoid: According to the 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brandy ranks 76th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, 197 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1977.
  • Weird things about the name Brandy: Your name in reverse order is Ydnarb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Abdyrn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Brandy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,284 people with the last name Brandy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brandy? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Brandy as their last name since less than 1 person in 227k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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