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Brody Name Meaning and Origin

Brody Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Brother, Ditch, Water crossing

Name Origin


Brody is a Gaelic name that means 'Brother'. It is also derived from the Gaelic word 'brothaig', which means 'ditch'. Another possible origin is from the Old English word 'broc', which means 'water crossing'. The name Brody is often associated with strength, loyalty, and familial ties.

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Brody Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Brody is easy to pronounce with a clear and distinct sound. The two syllables flow smoothly together.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Brody has a balanced rhythm with emphasis on the first syllable. It is pleasant to say and has a catchy cadence.

Famous People Named Brody

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● Brody Jenner

Sam Brody Jenner, known as Brody Jenner, is an American television personality, model, and DJ. He is best known for appearing on the reality TV show 'The Hills' and 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians'. Brody has also worked as a DJ and appeared in various other reality shows.

● Adrien Brody

Adrien Brody is an American actor and producer who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the film 'The Pianist'. He has appeared in a wide range of movies, showcasing his versatility as an actor.

● Brody Dalle

Brody Dalle is an Australian-born singer-songwriter and musician known for being the lead vocalist and guitarist of the punk rock band The Distillers. She has also released solo music and collaborated with various artists.

Brody Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Brody

The name Brody does not have strong negative associations. However, in some cultures, the word 'ditch' or 'water crossing' may have negative connotations related to obstacles or challenges. Overall, the name is generally well-received and does not commonly evoke negative characters or symbols.

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