Gender: Male Meaning of Brody: "ditch" Origin of Brody: Scottish Brody's Popularity in 2018: #156

The name Brody is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "ditch". Brody is ranked #156 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Cowboy Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name sightings".

From the experts:

The energetic Brody is a perfect example of when bad meanings happen to good names. An alternate spelling is Brodie.

Caitlyn Jenner named her son Brody before she fell under the sway of the Kardashian K-naming klan, and volleyball ace Gabrielle Reese used the name for her daughter. The Brody on TV's Homeland is known by his surname; his first name is Nicholas.

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Brody is #277 on Nameberry

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Pop Culture References for the name Brody

Brodie, Brodee, Brodey, Broedy


katoolah Says:


What is "grody"?

alliebelle Says:


Couldn't agree more. Brady is far preferable.

aly Says:


Hate this name with a passion!! Sounds soo gross... please do not name your child this.

Ricker Says:


Growing up, spinning a "brody" was what is now called by young guys doing a "donut." That is, taking out a rear-wheel drive performance car and breaking loose the tires as the vehicle turns spinning circles. I like the name as simple, having few opportunities for other kids to make fun, and easy for anyone to pronounce from a written list (like, first day of school each year).

kpearl8 Says:


I'm glad I don't love this name, because....."ditch". Ouch.

Twinmommy Says:


I love it. Sounds masculine

Audrey328 Says:


This name gets under my skin like no other. First, there is a ready association with "grody." Second, it sounds like someone with this name would be an unintelligent meathead.

DearestJules Says:


I met a violinist in my school orchestra the other day with this name, a girl. She spelled it Brodi.

AprilRobin Says:


My sister-in-law named her now four year old son Brody. At first I didn't like it but now I love it and it suits him. Such a cute name!

Hydra Says:


As it's my little brothers name, I absolutely love this! So cute.