Meaning and Origin of Brodie

Word Cloud of the Scottish name Brodie
Word Cloud of the Scottish name Brodie

The name Brodie can be used as either a forename or a surname. The origination of the name was in Moray, Scotland. However, it is uncertain as to what the actual meaning of Brodie could be.  There are a few suggestions as to what the name could mean. For example, there are some who believe that the name Brodie is Gaelic for the meaning a little ridge. There are other who believe that it originates from the Gaelic word ‘brothach’ which means ‘a muddy place’.


This name has progressively become more common; in 1998 it was not in the top 100 name in Scotland, in 2008 it was in 88th position and In 2012, Brodie was the 53rd most popular baby boys’ name in Scotland. Brodie’s popularity is probably due to the fact that the name sounds cool and interesting compared to some of the other names.

Famous People

There are a couple famous people who have the name Brodie. These people include Brodie Smith and Brodie Retallick. Also, Brodie is a name used in the popular anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! for Axel Brodie.

Variations of the Name

An alternative spelling that you will sometimes find for Brodie is Brody. Also, sometimes Brodie has been used as a girl’s name.

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