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Ultimately from Old English brād (broad) + lēah (woodland). Equivalent to broad +‎ -ley.


  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbɹædli/
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Bradley (countable and uncountable, plural Bradleys)

  1. A locale in England:
    1. A village in Cheshire.
    2. A village in Derbyshire.
    3. A hamlet near Wotton-under-Edge, Stroud district, Gloucestershire (OS grid ref ST7493).
    4. A village in Hampshire.
    5. A village in Lincolnshire.
    6. A village in North Yorkshire.
    7. A village in Staffordshire.
    8. A suburb in the City of Wolverhampton, West Midlands (OS grid ref SO9595).
    9. A suburb of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire (OS grid ref SE1620).
  2. A village in Gwersyllt community, Wrexham county borough, Wales (OS grid ref SJ3253).
  3. An English habitational surname, from Old English from any of these villages.
  4. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  5. A locale in the United States.
    1. An unincorporated community in Alabama.
    2. A town in Arkansas.
    3. A census-designated place in Monterey County, California; named for landowner Bradley V. Sargent.
    4. An unincorporated community in Georgia; named for railroad official John Wiley Bradley Jr..
    5. A village in Illinois; named for plowman David Bradley.
    6. A neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky.
    7. A town in Maine; named for early settler Bradley Blackman.
    8. An unincorporated community in Michigan.
    9. An unincorporated community in Nebraska.
    10. An unincorporated community in Ohio.
    11. A town in Oklahoma.
    12. A census-designated place in South Carolina.
    13. A town in South Dakota; named for townsperson E. R. Bradley.
    14. A census-designated place in West Virginia.
    15. A town and unincorporated community therein, in Lincoln County, Wisconsin.

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