Name: Bradley

Origin and Meaning of the Name Bradley

  • Meaning:
    Broad wood
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  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (BRAD lee)
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    Itself (Bradley)
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Miscellaneous Info for Bradley

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    English and Scottish surname from the Old English words 'brad' (broad) and 'leah' (wood, clearing).

    The Bradley method is a way of natural childbearing developed by obstetrician Robert Bradley. More about it can be found on our sister site, WikiParenting.

    Famous bearers of the name include actors Bradley Whitford and Brad Pitt (born William Bradley Pitt).

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