Brodie

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Brodie

"Brodie" is a name of Scottish origin, and it means "From Brodie". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary

Scottish habitational surname of uncertain meaning. Probably of Pictish or Gaelic origin. Some of the suggestions that have been advanced as to the meaning of the name Brodie are:

  • "ditch" or "mire", from the old Irish word broth;
  • "muddy place", from the Gaelic word brothach;
  • "a point", "a spot", or "level piece of land", from the Gaelic word Brodha;
  • or originated from the Pict name Brude, Bruid or Bridei from King Bridei of the Picts.
  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Brodie

Brodie Smith is an ultimate disc league player and trick shot performer. Brodie was born on August 29th, 1987 in Chicago, Illinois, US.

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Brodie was born on May 31st, 1991.

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Brodie Croyle is a football player. Brodie was born on February 6th, 1983 in Rainbow City, Alabama.

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Brodie was born on March 9th, 1974.

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Brodie Merrill is a lacrosse player for the Brampton Excelsiors (MSL). Brodie was born on November 5th, 1981 in Orangeville, Ontario.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Brodie

John Brodie is a football player for the San Francisco 49ers. He was most active from 1957 to 1973. John was born on August 14th, 1935 in Menlo Park, California.

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Steve Brodie was an actor. He was most active from 1944 to 1989. Steve was given the name John Stevenson on November 21st, 1919 in Kansas, U.S. He passed away on January 9th, 1992.

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Kevin was born on May 31st, 1952.

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Fawn M. Brodie was a writer. Fawn was given the name Fawn McKay on September 15th, 1915 in Ogden, Utah. She breathed her last breath on January 10th, 1981.

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Richard Brodie is a soccer player for the Stockport County F.C., Whickham F.C., Newcastle Benfield F.C., York City F.C., Barrow A.F.C., Crawley Town F.C., Fleetwood Town F.C., Morecambe F.C., Grimsby Town F.C., Gateshead F.C., Hereford United F.C., Southport F.C., Aldershot Town F.C., and England. Richard was born on July 8th, 1987 in Gateshead, England.

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Bernard Brodie was a military strategy, systems theory, military strategist, and systems theorist. Bernard was born on May 20th, 1910 in Chicago, Illinois USA. He breathed his last breath on November 24th, 1978.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 5 0 5
1913 10 0 10
1915 10 0 10
1916 6 0 6
1917 5 0 5
1918 11 0 11
1919 12 0 12
1920 9 0 9
1921 8 0 8
1922 9 0 9
1924 16 0 16
1925 13 0 13
1927 12 0 12
1928 9 0 9
1929 10 0 10
1931 12 0 12
1932 5 0 5
1933 8 0 8
1934 5 0 5
1935 8 0 8
1936 7 0 7
1937 9 0 9
1938 5 0 5
1940 7 0 7
1941 7 0 7
1943 9 0 9
1944 5 0 5
1945 11 0 11
1946 8 0 8
1947 12 0 12
1948 9 0 9
1949 10 0 10
1950 7 0 7
1951 10 0 10
1952 9 0 9
1954 11 0 11
1955 9 0 9
1956 5 0 5
1957 7 0 7
1958 7 0 7
1960 8 0 8
1961 12 0 12
1963 8 0 8
1964 5 0 5
1966 8 0 8
1967 10 0 10
1968 7 0 7
1969 9 0 9
1970 20 0 20
1971 25 0 25
1972 34 0 34
1973 38 0 38
1974 45 7 38
1975 28 0 28
1976 28 0 28
1977 46 6 40
1978 34 0 34
1979 52 0 52
1980 48 0 48
1981 48 0 48
1982 44 0 44
1983 39 0 39
1984 48 0 48
1985 64 0 64
1986 68 0 68
1987 62 0 62
1988 55 0 55
1989 54 0 54
1990 56 0 56
1991 60 0 60
1992 91 5 86
1993 119 8 111
1994 118 9 109
1995 102 0 102
1996 118 0 118
1997 130 6 124
1998 139 10 129
1999 121 5 116
2000 165 5 160
2001 173 6 167
2002 263 9 254
2003 305 18 287
2004 372 25 347
2005 429 22 407
2006 629 16 613
2007 633 31 602
2008 722 29 693
2009 584 30 554
2010 520 20 500
2011 498 23 475
2012 402 18 384
2013 347 13 334
2014 388 17 371
2015 335 12 323
2016 321 18 303

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Popularity of Brodie as a first name

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Popularity of Brodie as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Brodie U.S.
  White 65.76% 64.26%
  African American 27.08% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.91% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.99% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.99% 16.26%

Of Last Name Brodie

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

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Fun Facts about the name Brodie

  • What name lists does Brodie rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Brodie? Brodie is the 2,554th most popular name of all time. As a last name Brodie was the 5,288th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Brodie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,434 babies born with the first name Brodie in the United States. That's more than enough people named Brodie to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brodie? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Brodie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brodie is Monday, September 25th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Brodie born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brodie was in 2008 with a total of 693 babies.
  • Random Brodie Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brodie ranks 96th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, 62 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Brodie: Your name in reverse order is Eidorb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oedrib. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Brodie? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,585 people with the last name Brodie.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brodie? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Brodie as their last name.

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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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