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ˈbræd libradley

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bradley, Thomas Bradley, Tom Bradleynoun

    United States politician who was elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles (1917-1998)

  2. Bradley, Omar Bradley, Omar Nelson Bradleynoun

    United States general who played an important role in the Allied victory in World War II (1893-1981)


  1. Bradleynoun

    transferred from the surname.

  2. Etymology: Places in England, from brad "broad" + leah "meadow".


  1. Bradley

    Bradley is an English surname derived from a place name meaning "broad wood" or "broad meadow" in Old English.Like many English surnames Bradley can also be used as a given name and as such has become popular. It is also an Anglicisation of the Irish name Ó Brolacháin (also O’Brallaghan) from County Tyrone in Northern Ireland. The family moved and spread to counties Londonderry, Donegal and Cork, and England.


  1. bradley

    Bradley is primarily a common masculine name, often used as both a surname and given name. It originates from an English surname derived from a place name meaning "broad wood" or "broad meadow" in Old English. It could also refer to several places in the US, UK, and Canada, as well as various institutions, organizations, or products such as the Bradley University or Bradley fighting vehicle. The specific reference of "Bradley" would depend on the context.


  1. Bradley

    Bradley is a village in Kankakee County, Illinois, United States. The population was 12,784 at the 2000 census, and 15,070 in 2009. Bradley is a principal city of the Kankakee–Bradley Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Kankakee County. The county is also part of the larger Chicago–Naperville–Michigan City, IL-IN-WI Combined Statistical Area.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bradley is ranked #208 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bradley surname appeared 136,720 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 46 would have the surname Bradley.

    69.1% or 94,501 total occurrences were White.
    25% or 34,303 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 3,199 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 2,994 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 1,121 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 602 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bradley in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bradley in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Bradley in a Sentence

  1. Bradley Byrne:

    Many GOP members don't change, so at some point, Bradley Byrne've got to say there's nothing in the world that's going to change Many GOP members minds.

  2. Kimberly Robinson:

    Milliken v. Bradley was the most devastating desegregation decision in the history of the United States Courts.

  3. Erik Lomis:

    The Weinstein Company's The Weinstein Company and we didn't spend a ton of money on it, but we were obviously hoping for more, we love Bradley Cooper and Bradley Cooper worked so hard on The Weinstein Company with John Wells. The Weinstein Company's a passion project that hit a tough weekend.

  4. Ben Hodges:

    By the end of ... 2015, we will have gotten all the equipment for a heavy brigade, that means three battalions plus a reconnaissance squadron, the artillery headquarters, engineers, and it will stay in Europe, you are talking about 150-ish, maybe 160 M1 tanks, M2 Bradley fighting vehicles, 24 self-propelled howitzers.

  5. Lady Gagas:

    Bradley Cooper love interest in the movie. After the event, Bradley Cooper made a call to Lady Gagas agent inquiring about an impromptu audition for the part and the singer agreed, according to W Magazine. The second that I saw Bradley Cooper I was like, Have I known you my whole life ? It was an instant connection, instant understanding of one another.

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