Brandy is a spunky baby name for girls. Believe it or not, it comes from the English word “brandy,” a title for an alcoholic drink. As of 2021, Brandy is a top 5,300 name for girls.

Meaning of the name Brandy:

English: burnt wine, brandy
American: burnt wine, brandy

Origin of the name Brandy:

Brandy first became a given name option in the 1960s in America and England. It comes from the English word “brandy,” which refers to a specific type of alcohol. Ultimately, the term “brandy” comes from the ancient Dutch word “brandewijn.”

Symbolism of the name Brandy:

The baby name Brandy first translates directly to “brandy.” As mentioned, it comes from the word for this alcoholic beverage. The word “brandy” comes from the Dutch “brandewijn,” which means “burnt wine.”

baby name Brandy

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Gender of the name Brandy:

Brandy is an extroverted name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Brandy:


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Emotion evoked from the name Brandy:

Brandy is a spunky and extroverted name. It is full of fun and life.

Alternative spellings for the name Brandy:

  • Brandee
  • Brandi
  • Brandie 
  • Brandey
  • Brandeigh

Nicknames for the name Brandy:

  • Dee
  • Dee Dee
  • Bran
  • Branz
  • Bea
  • BB

Popularity of the name Brandy:

Brandy first became a top 1,000 baby name in 1967 at rank 804. It was a top 100 option from 1973 to 1987, ranking highest in 1978 at number 37. 2007 was the last year that Brandy was a top 1,000 option, coming in at rank 887. As of 2021, is a top 5,300 option.

Related names for the name Brandy:

Great middle names for Brandy and their meanings:

  • Audrey (noble strength)
  • Fleur (flower)
  • Ella (light, beautiful fairy woman)
  • Jamille (beautiful, lovely)
  • Valencia (strong, healthy)
  • Caroline (beautiful woman, free)
  • Isabel (pledged to God)
  • Christine (a follower of Christ)

Famous people with the name Brandy:

Brandys in popular culture:

  • Brandy Alexander (character from “Invisible Monsters”)
  • Brandy Harrington (character from “Brandy & Mr. Whiskers”)
  • “Brandy” (song by Looking Glass)
  • “Brandy” (song by O'Jays)