Brady comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of Ó Brádaigh meaning “descendant of Brádach”, the latter a byname possibly meaning “broad” in reference to someone who was broad-chested; or it means “descendant of the thief” from bradach meaning “thieving, stolen, plunder”. Brady also has its own origins as an English surname meaning “broad eye” from Old English brād (broad) derived from Proto-Germanic *braidaz (broad, wide); and and ēage (eye) which comes from a PIE root word. It may have originated as a nickname for someone with excellent eyesight. It may also be a locational surname meaning “broad enclosure” from brād (broad) and eg (enclosure).

Origin: Irish, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European



  • Bradie (English)
  • Braidy (English)
  • Brádach (Irish)


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