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Gender: Male Meaning of Bradford: "wide river crossing" Origin of Bradford: English

The name Bradford is a boy's name of English origin meaning "wide river crossing". Bradford and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Water and discussed in our forums with posts like "Upper Class Generation Caf #2".

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Famous People Named Bradford

Bradford William Anderson, American actor
Bradford Dillman, American actor
Charles Bradford "Brad" Henry, American politician, 26th governor of Oklahoma
Bradford Claude "Brad" Dourif, American actor
Bradford Ernest "Brad" Whitford, guitarist of American band Aerosmith
Bradford Phillip "Brad" Delson, guitarist of American band Linkin Park
Bradford Alexander "Brad" Mehldau, American jazz pianist
Bradford Lyttle, American peace activist
Jesse Bradford, American actor
Bradford Powell "Ford" Bricken (b. 2015), son of Virginia Williams and Bradford Bricken

Pop Culture References for the name Bradford

Bradford, a city in West Yorkshire, England
Colonel Bradford Taylor, character on TV sitcom "A Different World"

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NaomiNY Says:


It's not the guy's first name, but Chris Bradford is a character from the 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. Not a nice person, though. And I agree with whoever said Bradford is not good for a full name. It's better as a last name.

Alaina Says:


This is a bad full name, I would like Brad. Just name your child Brad. Don't do full names that are stupid -.-

RobHeathers Says:


...I just named my car "Bradford Atari-Park". That's the only reason I'm here.