Bradley Meaning and Origin
The name Bradley is a unisex name meaning “broad clearing” and is of English origin. Composed of the Old English words brad “broad, flat, open, extended,” and leah “open field, meadow, clearing”. The name is from an English toponymic surname derived from several villages named Bradley in England. As a given name, Bradley has been in use since the 17th century becoming more popular throughout the 18th and 19th centuries and was used by Charles Dickens in his novel Our Mutual Friend.
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