Bradley is a pretty recognizable boy name with stars such as Bradley Cooper, and Bradley Whitford gracing the movie and television screens. Even though it has traditionally been a boy's name it is starting to be used for girls as well. On the television show “Bates Motel” the female character Bradley Martin befriends Norman Bates and gives shows the name is not just for boys anymore. So, parents are seeing it as a gender-neutral option and a cute one at that. Keep reading to find out more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Bradley:

English: Broad meadow

Origin of the name Bradley:

English. Translated from a British surname, Bradly means “broad meadow”.

Symbolism of the name Bradley:

The name Bradley symbolizes modesty, and independence. “Broad meadow” as the meaning lends itself to also symbolizing “of the earth”.

Style of the name Bradley:


Gender of the name Bradley:

Bradley has traditionally been a boy's name but has started to be used for baby girls, making it a cute addition to the gender-neutral name list.

Pronunciation of the name Bradley:


Syllables in the name Bradley:


Emotion evoked from the name Bradley:

The name Bradley evokes a feeling of stability, confidence, and loyalty.

Alternative spellings for the name Bradley:


Nicknames for the name Bradley:

Brad, Lee

Popularity of the name Bradley:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Bradley was ranked as the 272nd most popular boy name in 2020. Its highest ranking in the last 20 years

Related names for the name Bradley:

Brad, Bradford, Bradly

Great middle names for Bradley and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Bradley:

Bradley in movies/pop culture:

  • Bradley (character on “Stickin' Around”)
  • Bradley Martin (character on “Bates Motel”)
  • Bradley Branning (character on “EastEnders”)