Name: Buddy

Origin and Meaning of the Name Buddy

  • Pronunciation:
    (BUH dee)
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    English speaking countries
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    Buddy may be taken as a variant of the surname Budd.
    It is also the English vocabulary word for "a good friend".
    Drummer Buddy Rich, ground dbreaking rock-n-roller Buddy Holly, actor and comedian Buddy Hackett, actor Buddy Ebsen and baseball player Buddy Bell are all famous bearers of the name.

    Buddy ranked as high as #651 as recently as 1981 on the list of most popular given names for boys in the US, according to the Social Secuirty Administration.

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Popularity Rank of Buddy (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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