Bradford

Bradford - A very unique male name



  Jan 23,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Bradford, meaning wide river crossing, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1911 on position #575. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Bradford and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Bradford? 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 Bradford. The baby boy name Bradford was given to 42 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1730 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 39,073 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Bradford peaked in popularity 64 years ago in 1953 on position 240.



Famous with this name

Jesse Bradford
Lane Bradford
Bradford Scobie


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Bradford is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Bradford is currently topping the baby name charts in Mississippi at position #575 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,541.

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 Bradford is where you live.


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Bradford origin and meaning

Bradford is a 8 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means wide river crossing. To see famous people named Bradford, pop culture references for the name Bradford and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Bradford

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


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
20121730
20111882
20102054
20092835
20083547
20071620
20061687
20051748
20041541
20031402
20021331
20011423
20001232
1999906
1998851
1997848
1996737
1995758
1994678
1993641
1992627
1991613
1990577
1989509
1988483
1987413
1986441
1985393
1984379
1983360
1982337
1981324
1980308
1979315
1978302
1977309
1976301
1975321
1974303
1973348
1972361
1971327
1970319
1969316
1968329
1967317
1966323
1965320
1964315
1963319
1962341
1961328
1960297
1959311
1958304
1957284
1956272
1955270
1954254
1953240
1952270
1951290
1950279
1949305
1948354
1947382
1946431
1945484
1944458
1943510
1942492
1941550
1940572
1939540
1938674
1937596
1936625
1935812
1934671
1933865
1932744
1931720
1930770
1929798
1928709
1927711
1926685
1925807
1924991
1923834
1922818
1921997
1920881
1919962
1918980
1917769
19161071
1915842
19141128
19131019
1912989
1911575

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Mississippi575
Alabama714
Pennsylvania1039
Georgia1223
New York1452
Texas1567
California2541

Even more about Bradford


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 Bradford 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 Bradford?

2 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
1953
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Bradford
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 39,073
Letter count 8
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1911
2012 births +42

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