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Updated March 7, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Gaelic: ditch, mire

What does Brody mean and stand for?

The name Brody is of Gaelic origin and means "ditch, mire." It was originally a surname to signify that someone was from Moray, Scotland.

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How Popular Is The Name Brody

Family name origins & meanings

  • Hungarian (Bródy), Slavic, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : habitational name for someone from any of the many towns and cities in central and eastern Europe named with Slavic brod ‘fort’.
  • Variant spelling of Scottish Brodie.

Famous people who gave their babies this name


According to Social Security Administration data, Brody has been decreasing in popularity after holding a spot in the top 100 from 2008 to 2014. It reached its peak rank of 70 in 2008. Despite the small decline in popularity, it still maintains a spot in the top 200. It still remains more popular than its alternate spelling, Brodie.

However, it is the 7th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Brody was at its peak popularity in February 2019.

Brody is a gender-neutral name with notable namesakes such as comedian Brody Stevens, actor (Ian) Brody Hutzler, and actor Brody Smith. Various celebrities have chosen the name for their children, as well, including Caitlyn Jenner, baseball player Trevor Hoffman, former Miss USA Carrie Prejean and NFL player Kyle Boller, and Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reece. Brody has also been very popular with fictional characters, appearing in Glee, Charmed, Homeland, Jaws, and One Life to Live.

Where is it Popular?

Brody was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Brody

  • Brods

Pairs well with these middle names


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