Brady (surname)

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The Brady coat of arms

Brady is a surname derived from the Irish surname Ó Brádaigh or Mac Brádaigh, meaning "spirited; broad".

In a listing by the U.S. Census Bureau of the Most Common U.S. Surnames, Brady was ranked at #411 in 2014.[1]

The surname was used as a test of nominative determinism in a humorous 2013 article in the British Medical Journal.[2][3]

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  • Ian Brady (1938–2017), Scottish serial killer

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  1. ^ Most Common U.S. Surnames Archived 2014-08-18 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Keaney, John J.; Groarke, John D.; Galvin, Zita; McGorrian, Catherine; McCann, Hugh A.; Sugrue, Declan; Keelan, Edward; Galvin, Joseph; Blake, Gavin; Mahon, Niall G.; O'Neill, James (2013). "The Brady Bunch? New evidence for nominative determinism in patients' health: retrospective, population based cohort study". British Medical Journal. 347: f6627. doi:10.1136/bmj.f6627. PMC 3898418. PMID 24336304.
  3. ^ Salim, Natasya. "'Dermatologist called Rash, a rheumatologist called Knee': How names might impact your life outcomes". ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 4 October 2022.