English, nickname name

Buddy Origin and Meaning

The name Buddy is a boy's name .

Until recently it was 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, and singer Tom Fletcher has a double-nicknamed Buddy Bob.

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Famous People Named Buddy

  • Charles Hardin "Buddy" HollyAmerican rock musician
  • George "Buddy" GuyAmerican blues musician
  • Bernard "Buddy" RichAmerican jazz drummer
  • George Gard "Buddy" DeSylvaAmerican songwriter
  • Elzie Wylie "Buddy" BakerAmerican NASCAR driver
  • Christian Ludolf "Buddy" EbsenAmerican character actor
  • Buddy Hackett (born Leonard Hacker)American actor/comedian
  • Buddy Clark (born Samuel Goldberg)American pop singer
  • Charles Elson "Buddy" RoemerAmerican politician, former governor of Louisiana
  • Buddy Rogersring name of Herman Gustav Rohde, American pro wrestler
  • Bartolo "Buddy" Valastro Jr.American baker and reality TV personality ("Cake Boss")
  • Bartolo "Buddy" Valastro IIIson of Cake Boss Buddy Valastro
  • Buddy Wayne KnoxAmerican rock singer
  • Chavano Rainier "Buddy" HeildBahamian basketball player
  • Buddy (born Sebastian Erl)German pop singer
  • Buddy JewellAmerican country music singer
  • Napoleon Buddy D'umoAmerican choreographer
  • Buddy Bear Maurice Oliverson of chefs Jamie and Jools Oliver
  • Buddy Mac Taylor Dawson (b. 2011)son of actor Ashley Taylor Dawson
  • Buddy Bob Fletcher (b. 2016)son of singer Tom Fletcher & author Giovanna Fletcher

Buddy in Pop Culture

  • Buddy the Elfmain character in movie "Elf"
  • Buddy Robinsoncharacter from movie "Get Low"
  • Buddy Faithcharacter in video game "Ace Attorney Investigations"
  • Buddy Bluecharacter in animated series "Rainbow Brite"
  • Buddy Baileycharacter in "Sims" series
  • Buddy Barrettcharacter in The Babysitters Club series
  • Buddy Clarkmain character in "Buddy" by Nigel Hinton and a British TV series
  • "Buddy" 1997 film about a gorilla named Buddy
  • Buddy Lembeckcharacter in the TV series "Charles in Charge"

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