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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Brody

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  • According to a user from New York, United States, the name Brody is of English origin and means "Love".
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  1. A surname​, a variant of Brodie.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A city in western Ukraine.

Notable Persons Named Brody

Brody Jenner is a television personality, model, celebrity, and model (people). He was most active from 2005 to present. Brody was given the name Sam Brody Jenner by his parents Caitlyn Jenner and Linda Thompson (actress) on August 21st, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Brody is also known as Jenner and Sam Brody.

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Brody Dalle is a punk rock, alternative rock, hardcore punk, and garage rock musician. She plays Guitar, Bass guitar, Keyboard instrument, Fender Telecaster Custom, and Vocals. She has had major accomplishments since 1995. Brody was given the name Bree Joanna Alice Robinson on January 1st, 1979 in Melbourne.

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Brody Stevens is a stand-up comedy comedian. Brody was given the name Steven James Brody on May 22nd, 1970 in San Fernando Valley.

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Brody Sutter is a hockey player for the Carolina Hurricanes in the National Hockey League. He was most active from 2012 to present. Brody was born on September 26th, 1991 in Viking, Alberta.

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Brody Hutzler is an actor. He was most active from 1995 to present. Brody was given the name Ian Brody Hutzler on April 20th, 1971 in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Brody

Adrien Brody is an actor and producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1991 to present. Adrien was born as the child of Sylvia Plachy on April 14th, 1973 in New York City.

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Adam Brody is an actor. He was most prominent from 1995 to present. Adam was given the name Adam Jared Brody on December 15th, 1979 in San Diego, California, US.

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Nicholas Brody is a war hero, double agent, fugitive terrorist, cia assassin, former: congressman, former: gunnery sergeant, usmc, former: sergeant, united states congress, gunnery sergeant, united states marine corps, and sergeant.

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Bruiser Brody was a wrestler. Bruiser was born on June 18th, 1946 in Detroit. He left this life on July 17th, 1988.

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Neville Brody is a graphic designer, typography, art director, and typographer. Neville was born on April 23rd, 1957 in Southgate, London.

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Dean Brody is a country music singer-songwriter. He plays Guitar and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Dean was born Dean Brody on August 12th, 1975 in Smithers, British Columbia.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1954 8 0 8
1956 7 0 7
1957 5 0 5
1959 7 0 7
1962 6 0 6
1964 5 0 5
1965 7 0 7
1967 7 0 7
1968 6 0 6
1969 7 0 7
1970 34 0 34
1971 45 0 45
1972 48 0 48
1973 35 0 35
1974 42 0 42
1975 67 0 67
1976 72 0 72
1977 62 0 62
1978 55 0 55
1979 80 0 80
1980 88 0 88
1981 86 0 86
1982 78 0 78
1983 64 0 64
1984 97 0 97
1985 192 0 192
1986 174 0 174
1987 151 0 151
1988 154 0 154
1989 145 0 145
1990 163 0 163
1991 231 0 231
1992 283 0 283
1993 487 0 487
1994 456 0 456
1995 595 6 589
1996 598 0 598
1997 684 0 684
1998 751 0 751
1999 763 0 763
2000 813 5 808
2001 848 0 848
2002 1,083 0 1,083
2003 1,469 7 1,462
2004 1,744 19 1,725
2005 2,052 18 2,034
2006 2,837 19 2,818
2007 4,242 23 4,219
2008 6,318 20 6,298 #70 boy name
2009 5,407 18 5,389 #77 boy name
2010 5,065 17 5,048 #83 boy name
2011 5,092 19 5,073 #83 boy name
2012 4,367 8 4,359 #91 boy name
2013 4,337 10 4,327 #94 boy name
2014 4,329 12 4,317 #93 boy name
2015 3,754 17 3,737
2016 3,056 10 3,046
2017 2,555 13 2,542

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Popularity of Brody as a first name

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Popularity of Brody as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Brody U.S.
  White 91.61% 64.26%
  African American 4.06% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.81% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.21% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.18% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.15% 16.26%

Of Last Name Brody

People with the last name Brody are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Brody

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  • How Popular is the name Brody? Brody is the 844th most popular name of all time. As a last name Brody was the 5,142nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Brody have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 66,213 babies born with the first name Brody in the United States. That's more than enough people named Brody to occupy the territory of Bermuda (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 64,237 (as of May 20, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brody? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1954 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Brody first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brody is Sunday, January 5th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Brody born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brody was in 2008 with a total of 6,298 babies. That's a lot of babies named Brody!
  • Random Brody Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brody ranks 99th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, 55 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Brody: Your name in reverse order is Ydorb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ydrob. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Brody? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,805 people with the last name Brody.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brody? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Brody 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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