Bradley

Bradley - A very unique male name



  Aug 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Bradley, meaning wide meadow, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #640. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Bradley and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Bradley? 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 Bradley. The baby boy name Bradley was given to 2,264 baby boys in 2012, ranking #169 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 725 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Bradley peaked in popularity 49 years ago in 1970 on position 47.



Famous with this name

Bradley Cooper
Dee Bradley Baker
John Bradley


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Bradley is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Bradley is currently topping the baby name charts in Maine at position #84 - and is the least popular in New Mexico at position #328.

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 Bradley is where you live.


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Bradley origin and meaning

Bradley is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means wide meadow. To see famous people named Bradley, pop culture references for the name Bradley and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Bradley

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

Bradly / Bartholomew / Bradlee / Bartolo / Bartley / Bertil / Bartlomiej / Bartolomeo / Berthal / Burdell /

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
2012169
2011179
2010186
2009195
2008201
2007194
2006188
2005173
2004176
2003165
2002149
2001145
2000131
1999104
1998101
199794
199683
199578
199483
199373
199272
199167
199065
198958
198857
198756
198654
198553
198453
198352
198251
198150
198051
197947
197853
197749
197651
197552
197458
197363
197261
197158
197047
196953
196857
196767
196668
196572
196477
196382
196287
196187
196090
1959103
1958108
1957107
1956104
1955107
1954106
1953117
1952140
1951144
1950153
1949174
1948194
1947222
1946272
1945346
1944349
1943340
1942330
1941353
1940409
1939408
1938408
1937385
1936383
1935354
1934486
1933437
1932509
1931476
1930623
1929719
1928599
1927677
1926802
1925867
1924879
1923900
1922843
19211037
1920732
19191169
1918877
19171237
1916875
1915800
1913756
1912990
1910640

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Maine84
Delaware109
Alaska113
Tennessee117
West Virginia120
Florida122
Maryland123
Virginia128
Washington135
Vermont139
Alabama140
Louisiana140
Massachusetts140
Kentucky146
North Carolina151
Idaho151
Pennsylvania152
Rhode Island153
Mississippi154
New Jersey154
Ohio156
New York159
South Carolina162
Connecticut164
Michigan165
Georgia174
Indiana180
California180
Missouri182
Arizona183
Oklahoma186
South Dakota193
Oregon196
Utah205
Texas207
Colorado212
Wisconsin220
Kansas226
Nevada237
Minnesota251
Montana258
Illinois263
Nebraska270
Iowa298
Hawaii300
Arkansas311
New Mexico328

Even more about Bradley


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 Bradley 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 Bradley?

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
1970
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Bradley
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 725
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +2,264

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