Meaning of Bradley
and the Origins of this baby name
The name Bradley has the following meaning:
Place name. "Wide meadow." Suitable for use as a girl's or boy's name. Common for boys but fresh and special for girls.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.
As a baby boy name, Bradley is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 159 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).
In 2009, the name Bradley rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 4 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 197 in the Top 1000 charts.
The following chart shows the popularity of the name Bradley in the USA, over the past 100 years.
The name Bradley is pronounced as brad-lee
The following names are baby names related to Bradley and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Bradley: Boys - Braxton
, Girls - Billye
, Both genders - Arlie
Common nicknames for the name Bradley are: Brad
We think the name Bradley should fall under the following style category: Last Names
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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Bradley to be: A fun-loving and outgoing individual
In one word, you might describe Bradley as a(n) "outgoing
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The names of some famous persons by the name Bradley
(or its variants) are:William O'Connell Bradley
, born on 18 March , a famous governor. William O'Connell Bradley's background: The thirty-second Governor of Kentucky, and later served as a U.S. senator from Kentucky. Nicknamed 'Billy O. B.', Bradley was well-regarded by political allies, opponents, and commoners. Stockily built with a powerful voice, Bradley's oratorical prowess was rarely questioned. At the Republican National Convention, he was selected to second the Presidential nominations of both Ulysses S. Grant and Theodore Roosevelt. William Warren Bill Bradley
, born on 28 July, a famous basketballer. William Warren Bill Bradley's background: An American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, and former U.S. Senator from New Jersey and presidential candidate, who opposed Vice President Al Gore for the Democratic Party's nomination for President in the 2000 election. Thomas J. Tom Bradley
, born on 29 December, a famous mayor. Thomas J. Tom Bradley's background: A five-term mayor of Los Angeles, California, serving in that office from 1973 to 1993. His 20 years in office mark the longest tenure by any mayor in the city's history. His 1973 election made him only the second African American mayor of a major U.S. city. The first was Carl Stokes of Cleveland, Ohio, who was elected in 1967. Bradley unsuccessfully ran for Governor of California in 1982 and 1986, having been defeated each time, in Democratic years nationally, by the Republican George Deukmejian. The racial dynamics that appeared to underly his narrow and unexpected loss in 1982 gave rise to the political term 'the Bradley effect.'