meaning:From the Glen
origin: American


Origin: Scottish

Meaning: Name of a Scottish castle

Ok, before we even start, let’s just get this little detail out of the way: Brody, derived from a Gaelic surname, means “ditch.” Still with us? All right! As of ’08 it passed the strikingly similar Brady in the rankings and remains the fresher choice of the two options. It didn’t even appear on the charts until the ’80s, and after a very slow rise, really started shooting up only in the last few years, jumping from 105 in ’07 to 70 in ’08. One possible inspiration: Mr. Brody Jenner, the sort of didn’t-really-do-anything-but-somehow-got-extremely-famous celeb that’s so common these days.

Current U.S. popularity rank: 2010: 70

Famous brody

  • Brody Jenner - reality star
  • Brody Dalle - musician

Infamous brody

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