Word name, various origins

Brick Origin and Meaning

The name Brick is a boy's name of German, Irish Gaelic, Yiddish origin.

This is an Anglicized form of various names; the Irish Gaelic O Bruic; German, Bruck or Breck, meaning "swamp" or "wood"; Yiddish, Brik, "bridge"; and Slovenian, Bric, "dweller from a hilly place." Gosh, and we thought it was just a macho word name invented by Tennessee Williams for the hero of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

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Famous People Named Brick

  • Brick StowellAmerican photographer
  • Brick Bronskystage name of Jeffrey Beltzner, American actor and pro wrestler
  • Brick Dudley SmithAmerican baseball player
  • Brick HaleyAmerican football coach and player
  • Jacob Roger "Brick" FleagleAmerican jazz guitarist
  • John William "Brick" BreedenAmerican basketball coach and player
  • Brick Sullivan (born John Lambertson Scroggs)American actor
  • Clarence Bernard "Brick" OwensAmerican umpire

Brick in Pop Culture

  • Brick Pollittmain character in Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
  • Brick Heckyoungest son on TV's "The Middle"
  • Brick Tamlandcharacter from "Anchorman"
  • Brick Bollingercharacter from U.K. television series "Outnumbered"
  • Brick Breelandcharacter on "Hart of Dixie"
  • Brickcharacter on "Total Drama Revenge of the Island"
  • Brickcharacter on "Kim Possible"
  • Bricka character from "The Powerpuff Girls"
  • Slang meaning "a good fellow" from 1800/1900s
  • The name has been used as a nickname for people who are reliable and strong.