Name for yesterday- Bradley

English, From a surname which originally came from a place name that meant “broad clearing” in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was the World War II American general Omar Bradley (1893-1981). (Behind the name)

Transferred use of the surname originating from English place-names derived from the Old English elements brad (broad) and lēah (wood, clearing, meadow, enclosure): hence, “dweller at the broad wood.” Short: Brad. From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman

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  • #67 in England
  • #163 in Scotland
  • #201 in United States
  • #205 in Canada (British Columbia)
  • #230 in Canada (Alberta)
  • #293 in Canada (Quebec)
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