Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Brodie

The interchangeable names Brody and Brodie are of Scottish origin, although the meaning of the name is uncertain. The Scottish surname Brodie dates back to the 14th century and was probably derived from a place name (i.e., the lands of Brodie) in an area of northeast Scotland around where the Brodie Castle sits in Moray. It’s not clear if the clan Brodie took their name from the lands, or if the lands were named after them. The name is thought to come from either the Gaelic “brothaigh” meaning ‘rampart’ or “brothach” meaning ‘muddy place.’ The name could also be derived from the Old Irish “broth” meaning ‘ditch, mire.’ Given all these definitions, it seems that the clan was more likely named after the lands. There is also some speculation that the name Brodie is derived from the Pictish (like the Celtic name Tristan). The Picts were a (now-obsolete) Celtic tribe that emerged in Scotland around the time of the Gaels. In this instance the name would have originated from Bridei, a name borne by several pre-10th century Pictish kings. Brodie could also be considered a pet form of Broderick.

All About the Baby Name – Brodie

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME BRODIE

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME BRODIE

While Brody is currently a Top 100 favorite boy’s name in America, the spelling of Brodie (with an “ie”) is considerably less popular. Still, the names are interchangeable and it just comes down to spelling preference. The “ie” suffix is generally more cutesy than the simple “y” giving the name a slightly more boyish quality. The “ie” suffix also makes it feel less surnamey. The name Brodie first appeared on the male naming charts in 2000, most likely in response to the growing popularity of Brody. This spelling of the name has reached levels of low moderate usage in the United States. If you are a descendent or fan of the Scottish-Gaelic than you should know the Scots actually prefer the spelling of Brodie with an “ie”. It’s currently a Top 100 favorite boy’s name in Scotland. Brodie is one of those rare boy names that manages to be both masculine and sweet at the same time.

Quick Facts

ON BRODIE

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

Celtic

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

703

PRONUNCIATION:

BRO-dee

SIMPLE MEANING:

Rampart, fortification, muddy place, ditch

Characteristics

OF BRODIE

Authoritative

Powerful

Tough

Tenacious

Wealthy

Problem-solver

Achiever

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Brodie

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME BRODIE

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Brodie

Popular Songs

ON BRODIE

Brodie Johnson Weekend
a song by Voodoo Glow Skulls

Famous People

NAMED BRODIE

Brodie Croyle (football player)
Brodie Dupont (hockey player)
Brodie Atkinson (Australian rugby player)
Brodie Farber (MMA fighter)
Brodie Henderson (Canadian rugby player)
Brodie Holland (Australian rugby player)

Children of Famous People

NAMED BRODIE

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Brodie

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME BRODIE

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Brodie