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Bradley is a masculine name of English origin.

It was used as a surname. Derived from a place name, meaning “broad clearing” in Old English.

It was initially used as a given name in the United States.

Bradley was one of the major characters in the Charles Dickens’ novel “Our Mutual Friend”.

It was a popular name during the 60s in the U.S.A.

Diminutive is Brad.

Famous bearers are Bradley Cooper, Bradley Beal, Bradley James, Bradley Whitford, Bradley Walsh, Bradley Gregg, Bradley Wiggins.

American actor Bradley Cooper started gaining wide recognition when he played a role in the spy-action television series “Alias”.

He came to prominence through the “Hangover” trilogy and in his career so far has won several Critics Choice and Hollywood Film Awards. He has four Academy Awards and one Tony nominations.