Bradley - boys name

Bradley name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Bradley name meaning:

The name Bradley is of English origin and it is derived from a surname that originally denoted a person who lived near a broad meadow or clearing. The name is made up of two elements: "brad," which means "broad" or "wide," and "ley," which means "field" or "meadow." Therefore, the name Bradley can be interpreted to mean "broad meadow" or "wide field."

People named Bradley are often perceived as confident, reliable, and hardworking individuals. They tend to have a practical approach to life and possess strong leadership skills. Bradleys are known to be honest and trustworthy, and they often excel in their chosen fields due to their determination and dedication. Additionally, they have a strong sense of responsibility and are often seen as reliable friends or partners.

Overall, the name Bradley carries connotations of strength, reliability, and a grounded nature. It is a name that is both timeless and versatile, making it a popular choice for parents seeking a strong and meaningful name for their child.

Origin: English

From the broad meadow.


Surnames, Unisex names, Dickens names

Related names

Bradley , Bradlea, Bradleigh, Bradlie

Other boys names beginning with B


Overall UK ranking: 263 out of 4789

175 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (153)

Historical popularity of Bradley

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