Boy name origins & meanings
- Old English : Brush-covered meadow
Family name origins & meanings
- English : habitational name from any of the many places called Bromley, in Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent (now in Greater London), Greater London, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, and elsewhere. Most are named with Old English brōm ‘broom’ + lēah‘woodland clearing’, but Bromley (near Bow) in Greater London is from Old English bræmbel ‘bramble’ + lēah.