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Gender: Male Origin of Buddy: English, nickname name

The name Buddy is a boy's name . Buddy and is often added to lists like Movie Character Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding then Eliminating - Boys Themed".

From the experts:

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" Holly, American rock musician
George "Buddy" Guy, American blues musician
Bernard "Buddy" Rich, American jazz drummer
George Gard "Buddy" DeSylva, American songwriter
Elzie Wylie "Buddy" Baker, American NASCAR driver
Christian Ludolf "Buddy" Ebsen, American character actor
Buddy Hackett (born Leonard Hacker), American actor/comedian
Buddy Clark (born Samuel Goldberg), American pop singer
Charles Elson "Buddy" Roemer, American politician, former governor of Louisiana
Buddy Rogers, ring name of Herman Gustav Rohde, American pro wrestler
Bartolo "Buddy" Valastro Jr., American baker and reality TV personality ("Cake Boss")
Bartolo "Buddy" Valastro III, son of Cake Boss Buddy Valastro
Buddy Wayne Knox, American rock singer
Chavano Rainier "Buddy" Heild, Bahamian basketball player
Buddy (born Sebastian Erl), German pop singer
Buddy Jewell, American country music singer
Napoleon Buddy D'umo, American choreographer
Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver, son 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

Pop Culture References for the name Buddy

Buddy the Elf, main character in movie "Elf"
Buddy Robinson, character from movie "Get Low"
Buddy Faith, character in video game "Ace Attorney Investigations"
Buddy Blue, character in animated series "Rainbow Brite"
Buddy Bailey, character in "Sims" series
Buddy Barrett, character in The Babysitters Club series
Buddy Clark, main character in "Buddy" by Nigel Hinton and a British TV series
"Buddy," 1997 film about a gorilla named Buddy


The Ubiquitous Shadow Says:


Sounds just a little too condescending? cute at first glance, but idk I just think of "hey, buddy, chill,"/similar quotes.

Wittyusername103 Says:


I don't see what's so bad about this. It has that vintage feel and there are adults who go by this professionally so why not? I get the dog thing but I have never met a dog with the name Buddy.

clairels Says:


For dogs, this is the most predictable name imaginable. It's that much worse on a human.