Meaning and Origin of: Bradley

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Broad meadow

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from any of the many places throughout England named Bradley, from Old English brād ‘broad’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
  • Scottish : habitational name from Braidlie in Roxburghshire.
  • Irish (Ulster) : adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Brolcháin.