Meaning:Broad ford, wide river crossing
Help baby float their way through life, no matter the waters, with the name Bradford. A name with Old English origins, Bradford derives from the words brād, meaning “broad” and ford, meaning “ford,” culminating in the definitions “broad ford” or “wide river crossing.” It is also a toponymic (or place) name, referencing the English City of Bradford in Yorkshire. This ancient name has endured through the centuries and is now a distinctive boy’s name. Those with a love for rock will also recognize this moniker as belonging to the famous namesake Bradford ‘Brad’ Delson, the lead guitar player in Linkin Park.
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