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Brodie

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Etymology

Scottish habitational surname of uncertain meaning. Probably of Pictish or Gaelic origin. Some of the suggestions that have been advanced as to the meaning of the name Brodie are:

  • "ditch" or "mire", from the old Irish word broth;[1]
  • "muddy place", from the Gaelic word brothach;[2]
  • "a point", "a spot", or "level piece of land", from the Gaelic word Brodha;[3]
  • or originated from the Pict name Brude, Bruid or Bridei from King Bridei of the Picts.[4][5][6]

Proper noun

Singular
Brodie

Plural
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Brodie

  1. A surname.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.


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