Brad

Brad - A very unique male name



  Jan 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Brad appeared on the charts for the first time in 1935 on position #1527. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Brad and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Brad? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Brad. The baby boy name Brad was given to 45 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1679 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 36,468 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Brad peaked in popularity 44 years ago in 1975 on position 98.



Famous with this name

Brad Pitt
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Brad is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Brad is currently topping the baby name charts in Louisiana at position #756 - and is the least popular in California at position #1,526.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Brad is where you live.


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Brad origin and meaning

Brad is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Brad, pop culture references for the name Brad and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Brad

We've found the following names that sound similar to Brad, sorted by popularity.

Brett / Brady / Brody / Bret / Bert / Bart / Buford / Barrett / Brodie / Burt /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121679
20111519
20101378
20091393
20081176
2007957
2006877
2005848
2004842
2003838
2002748
2001731
2000654
1999617
1998576
1997519
1996502
1995509
1994516
1993467
1992467
1991402
1990362
1989315
1988278
1987228
1986216
1985210
1984194
1983174
1982163
1981141
1980116
1979116
1978123
1977105
1976108
197598
1974105
1973135
1972148
1971139
1970139
1969145
1968158
1967155
1966149
1965147
1964142
1963146
1962158
1961142
1960134
1959150
1958150
1957153
1956142
1955153
1954153
1953164
1952211
1951274
1950321
1949388
1948416
1947451
1946535
1945761
1944900
1943884
1942984
19401476
19391200
19361270
19351527

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Louisiana756
Pennsylvania937
Florida968
Texas1463
California1526

Even more about Brad


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Brad a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Brad?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1975
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Brad
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 36,468
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1935
2012 births +45

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