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Gender: Male Meaning of Brody: "ditch" Origin of Brody: Scottish Brody's Popularity in 2017: #152

The name Brody is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "ditch". Brody is ranked #152 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Cowboy Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "List 5 middles".

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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Famous People Named Brody

(Sam) Brody Jenner, American television personality ("The Hills," "Keeping Up with the Kardashians")
Brody Stevens (born Steven James Brody), American comedian
(William) Brody Eldridge, American football player
(Ian) Brody Hutzler, American actor
Brody Smith, Canadian actor
Adrien Brody, American actor
Brody Dalle (born Bree Joanna Alice Robinson), Australian-American female singer
Brody Christopher Marleau (b. 2009), son of ice hockey player Patrick Marleau
Brody Morrow, son of ice hockey player Brenden Morrow; twin of sister Mallory Morrow
Brody Hoffman, son of baseball player Trevor Hoffman
Brody Boller (b. 2013), son of former Miss USA Carrie Prejean and NFL player Kyle Boller
Brody Ryan Tarrant (b. 2010), son of reality TV personality Brooke Smitherman-Tarrant of "16 and Pregnant"
Brody Jo Hamilton, DAUGHTER of athletes Laird Hamilton & Gabrielle Reece

Pop Culture References for the name Brody

Brody Lovett, character on American soap "One Life to Live"
Brody Davis, character on TV's "Roswell"
Brody Weston, character on TV's "Glee"
Nicholas Brody (goes by Brody), character on TV's "Homeland"
Kyle Brody (goes by Brody), character on TV's "Charmed"
Jason Brody, main character in video game "Far Cry 3"
Martin Brody, character in film "Jaws"

Brodee, Brodey, Brodie, 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.