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Subject: Re: Do you know the meaning of this name?
Author: Geoffrey Braden   (guest)
Date: February 21, 2004 at 10:05:41 AM
Reply to: Re: Do you know the meaning of this name? by Nanaea
Aside from the Old English Braden (broad hill or valley) it is also apparently an anglicized spelling of Celtic name Braidan (including some unique Gaelic punctuation marks not shown here) which means salmon. It is found in Irish and the Scottish form of the ancient Irish language. It is a name found among many immigrants to America from Ireland, although many of them may have been of English descent and hence had the Old English name. The change in spelling is very common for Celtic names, with their unusual patterns of spelling (for example Kelly was originally Ceallaigh.)
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