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Gender: M Origin of Buddy: English, nickname name

Very rarely used as a proper name; Buddy Holly, for example, was christened Charles, and Salinger's Buddy Glass was born Webb. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver did name his fourth child Buddy Bear Maurice--a fittingly named brother to Poppy Honey Rosie, Daisy Boo Pamela and Petal Blossom Rainbow.

Famous People Named Buddy

Buddy Holly, American rock musician
Buddy Guy, American blues musician
Buddy Rich, American jazz drummer
Buddy DeSylva, American songwriter
Buddy Baker, American NASCAR driver
Buddy Ebsen, American character actor
Buddy Hackett, American actor/comedian
Buddy Roemer, American politician, former governor of Louisiana
Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver son of English celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and Jools Oliver
Bartolo "Buddy" Valastro, baker and star of TLC show "Cake Boss"
Napoleon Buddy D'umo, American choreographer
Buddy Heild, American basketball player
Buddy Bob Fletcher, son of Tom and Giovanna Fletcher

Pop Culture References for the name Buddy

Buddy the Elf, character in movie "Elf," portrayed by Will Ferrell
Buddy Robinson, character from movie "Get Low"
Buddy Faith, character from "Ace Attorney" spin-off "Ace Attorney Investigations"
Buddy Blue, character from "Rainbow Brite"
Buddy Barrett, charachter from Ann M. Martin's Babysitters club