Meaning and Origin of: Bradley

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Broad meadow

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.