- FORM OF:
- surname > placename
- LANGUAGE FAMILY:
- indo-european > celtic > insular celtic > goidelic > scottish (gaelic)
- scottish (gaelic)
- NAME ROOT:
- (BRODIE) (BROTH) (BROTHACH) (BRODHA)
- Various meanings to the name Brodie and Brody have been advanced, but given the Brodies uncertain origin, and the varying ways Brodie has been pronounced/written, these remain but suppositions. Some of the suggestions that have been advanced as to the meaning of the name Brodie and Brody are: 1) From the Gaelic “brodie”, meaning “ditch, a little ridge, a brow, a precipice”. 2) From the old Irish word “broth”, meaning “ditch, mire”. 3) From the Gaelic word “brothach”, meaning “muddy place”. 4) From the Gaelic word “brodha”, meaning “muddy place”. Clan Brodie is a Scottish clan whose origins are uncertain. The first known Brodie chiefs were the Thanes of Brodie and Dyke in Morayshire. The Brodies were present in several clan conflicts, and during the civil war were ardent covenanters. They resisted involvement in the Jacobite uprisings, and the chief's family later prospered under the British Empire in colonial India.
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- Numerological Values:
The number 1 is associated with leadership and independence. People with this name-number demonstrate great inner strength and have much potential for financial success and other accomplishments in life. These individuals are believed to make good use of their inborn talents and leadership abilities to influence and lead people.
- Chakra Number:
- 1: The number of the Root Chakra "Muladhara"
The first of the seven energy centers, Muladhara is also the most dense of them all. The main color of this chakra is red which is also the most dense color of all. Learn about the meaning of red chakra color and discover the less known second color found at the centre of muladhara.
- Color meaning:
The color red is a warm and positive color associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. It exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy. Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action. It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination. It is also strong-willed and can give confidence to those who are shy or lacking in will power.
Notable people and personalities
Brody Bishop (born 1984), Canadian basketball player
Brody Dalle (born 1979), Australian musician
Brody Hutzler (born 1971), American actor
Brody Jenner (born 1983), American television personality