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I think the simple meaning of the name definitely fits my friend. Brandy is an alchoholic drink, I'm not aying that she drinks but the way a person acts when they are drunk, like they don't know what is going on and what not, fits my friend. She is always acting like an old drunk and trying to hide her feelings.
-- AmericanIdiot112  5/14/2005
I just don't see why anyone would name their daughter after an alcholic drink. I certainly wouldn't.
-- Anonymous User  9/4/2005
Perhaps the reason I find this etymology limitted is that I am a Brandy; however, numerous name-etymology works I have searched also list Brandy as a feminine of Brandon, which has its roots in the word "prince" (I believe from French, but I could be wrong). Thus, Brandy, in a round-about way would also mean "princess" or "female prince".
-- brandycjudkins  10/19/2005
There's of course Brandy, the singer.
-- rubberduckiiz2  1/9/2006
I have never liked this name whether it is spelt with a "y", "i" or "ie". I agree, why name your daughter after an alcoholic drink?
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
Im a Brandi and I strongly dissagree with hating the name, not just because I am a Brandi.
-- baby_girl_beautie  5/8/2006
Yes, why would you name your daughter after an alcoholic drink? It's like naming your son "Budweiser". Besides that, it's a total slut name in my opinion.
-- Anonymous User  6/15/2006
I met a girl whose name was Brandilyn. Not kidding. Brandy/Brandi is a horrible name as it is, but adding "lyn" to the end? Child naming has gotten WAY out of control.
-- Anonymous User  9/4/2006
I like the name Brandy because my Mom likes it but she never got to name one of her kids it so when I have kids I'm going to at least have my daughter with the middle name Brandy.
-- justforfun  9/10/2006
My name is Brandy and I grew up in Europe where obviously it's far from common, most people who didn't speak English just called me "Brenda". I loved it because it was uncommon. Then I moved back to the US, to the south. Not only were there some versions of Brandy always around, but in fact I graduated highschool with a girl that had the same first, middle and last name as myself and I have met two men with the name. It is too common for my liking and I've come to think of it as quite an ugly name.
-- alohamomma04  9/18/2006
The song "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" is about a girl named Brandy who's a bartender in a harbor town. All the sailors tell her she'd make a good wife, but they can't marry her because "my life, my love and my lady is the sea." Sounds about right.
-- Anonymous User  10/31/2006
Only a few people actually know who is the real creator and the actual story. The truth is, Brandy is real. She was a waitress in Pensicola Florida. A group of sailers in the navy started a band, playing at the restaurant that Brandy served at. She became good friends with the sailors. One night they were sitting around a fire drinking beer and that was when the song was written. The song was later published.
-- camden collins  11/13/2008
In Joan D. Vinge's story TIN SOLDIER, there is a male character called Branduin. Vinge has said that her story was inspired by the Looking Glass song "Brandy."
-- ewhitley  2/15/2007
My name is Brandi and I have always loved my name. I think it's unique even if it's named after an alcoholic beverage. In school kids had always called me Beer or Rum to poke fun but I found it hilarious. Brandis should be proud of their name, everyone who hates on it is just jealous. ( ;
-- crashbrandicoot  2/19/2007
This name rocks! And I'm not just saying that! No one I know has my same name, and I think it's cool to have a name that's unique. Besides, there are too many people with the same name. I agree, people who say bad things about this name are just jealous. =]
-- omgitslikebrandy  4/2/2007
I believe this name IS pretty, but I wouldn't pay too much attention to the meaning. I had a friend not too long ago, and her name was TEQUILA. She liked her name and was hardly ever made fun of. If you just drop the meaning for a moment and say the name, such as Brandy or Tequila, a few times, you may learn to like it more than you ever would have suspected. I love the name Brandy, and it is beautiful along with any person who has it.
-- Taydbug112  7/5/2007
My mom picked out my name Brandy Lee when she was 13. Not because she likes the taste of Brandy. She actually hates Brandy as a drink but she loves the name. Don't dis the name because it's a drink.
-- sweetbrandy  7/9/2007
Brandy is a terrible name. Isn't it like naming your child after an alcholic beverage?
-- 80226_hottie  8/9/2007
I know six Brandy/Brandi/Brandie's just where I work! I know three others just in my personal life. This name is everywhere! I really dislike this name, it sounds so trashy, and it is so overused.
-- Chanel  3/31/2008
I liked this name when I was 13, but growing up kind of made me realize that the name sounds quite tacky and even flat out trashy. It sounds cute in a way, but it also strikes me as a name trailer park folks and teen parents would saddle their poor daughter with. It doesn't sound very classy or sophisticated. This name could make it dificult for a woman to appear intelligent and competent.
-- slight night shiver  4/20/2008
My name is Brandy. I don't like it when people make fun of my name or insult it would you? I like my name because it's unique and beautiful. I am in school and people laugh at the meaning of my name but I simply just laugh too. Other people have worse names and I don't find Brandy to be a bad name. In fact, I love it. Brandy is actually Dutch. =]
-- Brandysthename  5/28/2008
This name exploded in popularity in the '70's when "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" came out.
-- Anonymous User  6/22/2008
It's a sweet enough sounding name - but come on, people, SERIOUSLY. You wouldn't call your kids Beer, Wine, Guiness or Cider, would you? Brandy is a horrible curse to force onto your daughter. What if she turns out to be a wino?! That's almost as bad as naming someone who turns out to be emo "Happy"!
-- Sophannagh  11/4/2008
I think it is a good name. I can see people saying, "Why would you name your daughter after an alcoholic drink?" I understand why people think that, but the name has become so prominent that the association with alcohol is hardly even there anymore. And I think it is prettier sounding than Beer or Miller of Corona or something. :P
-- eschantie  11/7/2008
I think it's cute but I wouldn't name my kid after an alcoholic beverage.
-- number1212  12/28/2008
You all ask why name your daughter after a drink? It is a drink but it is also a very old name. Brandy was first made in 1300. There are worse names like Adolf or Judas.
-- sweetbrandy  3/20/2009
Brandy is a tacky and trashy name, and it should stay on the alcoholic beverage. Why would anyone want to name their kid after a drink?
-- bananarama  8/5/2009
This is one of those quintessential white trash names, like Amber, Crystal, Jade, and Nevaeh. It's the type of name you give your daughter if you have no high aspirations for her. Spelling it Brandi or Brandee makes it even worse and tackier. I knew three Brandys, and they didn't fit the stereotype of the name, but I can't imagine it's easy to be taken seriously when you have a name that's a staple of the trailer park.
-- Anyechka  8/7/2009
A snobby stripper name, and honestly, who wants to name their child after an alcoholic drink? It's trashy, and it sounds like you actually expected her to be a prostitute.
-- Black_X  5/9/2010
My name is Brandi and I have come to dislike my name when I really think about it. It is kinda trashy. I think most people think of it as a stripper or pornstar name anymore. Which is unfortunate for all of us with this name out there who want to be viewed as classy ladies. I honestly think people (especially employers) view it with someone who's incompetent, unsophisticated, and a second class citizen. Apparently, my mom was going to name me Brandon. But being I turned out to be a girl, she picked Brandi instead. I wish she would have went with Rachel (the other name she thought of giving me). I never really got made fun of for having such a name, but I just don't like it. I have met people from all different socioeconomic backgrounds and with the name as well, so I don't think only trailer trash name their children this. I find it to be fairly uncommon as well. I went to a large school and was the only Brandi, y, ie, in my class and there was one other girl with it out of the entire high school. I did feel sort of special for having such an uncommon name =).
-- bcer85  7/13/2010
The name "Brandy" was NOT after the alcoholic drink! Most people think so, but it actually means "Big heart" and "Love". I don't know where it came from. (And my name is not Brandy, it's Noreen).
-- pupcake9798  9/17/2010
All you fools who think Brandy is a bad name are just narrow-minded. I'm sure none of you even ever met or came across a trashy slut named Brandy. The only Brandy I know is the American celebrity, and she is not even close to fitting the description. No one ever says I hate the name Mary or Anna because a famous whore has that name. To me Brandy is a cool name, that if given to a child, would be one the cool kids in school, and later grow up to be a smart, social, mature, sophisticated, proud adult... And for those who have an appreciation for fine wine and alcohol would be impressed with this name, not ridicule it... And those people are usually the classy ones.
-- Anonymous User  9/22/2010
Now please don't get the impression of a "classy whore"... Let's not blame the name for a persons upbringing.
-- Anonymous User  9/22/2010
I forgot to mention this one important fact: there are plenty of stripper and whores out there having common, non-alcohol related names. Brandy is the least on the list.
-- Anonymous User  9/22/2010
Brandy is nothing like a hookers name. Here are some good hooker names. They are: Candy, Star, Trixie, Crystal, Lola, Lusty, Boobarella, and Jiggalina. So how could an expensive beverage suit a cheap HO?
-- Anonymous User  9/22/2010
My name is Brandy, I like my name. My mother named me with it, to rhyme with hers, which is Mandy. When I was born she spelt it BrandY. But as I got older and got annoyed with my name, I started spelling it Brandee. Brandi, Brandie, and even Brandice. My friends eventually forgot even how I spelled my name originally. My middle name is Lynn so I ended up being nicknamed Brandilyn. I don't think that Brandy is named after just the liquor. Also, being named after a liquor does not make you a slut, stripper, etc. Brandy, is a beautiful name, that has more meaning to it than that. If you look at the name, you're not going to think of the alcohol, you're thinking of the name, they way it's spelled, the way it sounds, and the personality of the person being named it.
-- brandy001995  1/9/2011
The word "brandy" actually comes from the Dutch word for "burnt". [noted -ed]
-- keepitreal  1/29/2011
The original term for Brandy in English is "brandywine".

Brandywine is one of the major rivers of Middle Earth in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Its real name is Baranduin, which is Sindarin Elvish for "golden-brown river". The Hobbits call it Brandywine, a corruption of the word for "border water" in their own language which is then punningly turned into their word for "heady ale" due the river's colour. The Brandywine River is the border between the known and the unknown for the hobbits.
-- keepitreal  1/29/2011
In Australia, "Brandy" is a ball game which is a form of tag. The person who is It has the ball, which they must then hurl at at another player as hard as possible. If they hit the target, the person they hit then becomes It.

The name is a short form of "branding", as being hit hard with a ball tends to leave a mark on the person as if they've been branded.

(Probably now outlawed in sissified schools as being too dangerous).
-- keepitreal  1/29/2011
I agree that the name Brandy isn't given to their child because their parents were thinking of alcohol. Brandy is a beautiful name for a girl. No one actually names their child after a drink, they choose the name for the way it sounds, but unfortunately there is a really small percentage of strange people that would choose to name their child for the purpose of the alcohol reason but most of the time it's chosen for the way it sounds.
-- Atoridsp  3/18/2011
Why not retire Brandy as a girl's name? How about using Brenda, Brianna, Bridget, Britt or Bronwen instead.
-- Anonymous User  9/20/2011
No offense to Brandy Norwood, but this name sounds trashy and unprofessional. Especially considering that this seems to be common for girls living in the trailer park.
-- Bonquiqui  6/7/2012
This name is just as bad as Cristal and Chardonnay and it's way too common for my liking.
-- 555jazzy  7/20/2012
Brandy is a probably one of the names that I dislike the most. I've met only one out of many "Brandy"s that I can tolerate. It's such a trashy name. It's up there with Crystal, Cherry, Tammy, and Mandy on my list.
-- Anonymous User  10/5/2012
My name is Brandy and I used to hate my name because my dad is an alcoholic and named me after his favorite alcohol. My name grew on me though because, well, it's my name. It's who I am. And why should the meaning of a name matter? Im 17 and I'm a straight A student, I was a cheerleader and I have an IQ of 144. If some people don't know how good that is it means I'm welllllllll above average. It means I'm a genius. And no I'm not lying. Still think I'm trailer trash? And just because the Brandy you met happened to be a female dog doesn't mean that all Brandy's are. My name has nothing to do with who I am as a person and that goes for all Brandy's.
-- brandylee95  1/24/2013
Of all the names my mother had been considering for me before I was born, she decided to saddle me with "Brandy" forever. I really hate this name and have started to go by my middle name (which is only slightly better..) for the past few years. I mean, if I ignore the glaring alcohol/pornstar/white trash associations, maybe "Brandy" becomes kind of a cute sounding name in my head, but something about it is still just cheesy and cheap sounding to me. Funnily, I never met another Brandy growing up, even though I was born in a decade where the name was surging in popularity and lived in a trashy southern town.
-- Anonymous User  11/6/2013

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