This Irish surname has become quite a popular first name for boys, especially in the last 20 years when the name hit its peak. It’s no coincidence the boom began in 1969 with the debut of the saccharine TV family The Brady Bunch.

The meaning of the name varies. Some say

it means one with broad eyes; others say it means broad-chested. Other definitions say Brady means lives on a broad island or from the broad valley. So, the true translation is a bit fuzzy. Nevertheless, broad appears to be the recurring theme with the name Brady, so we’ll just go with that.

You may associate the name with comedian and TV host Wayne Brady. It’s also a namesake from the world of sports thanks to former baseball player Brady Anderson, and the New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady.

Brady is a name that is full of spirit. It’s a well-known name yet it’s one-of-a-kind; that’s a special combination.

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