Everything you need to know about the Irish surname Brady - its meaning, origins, interesting facts and famous people with the last name Brady.

Irish derivation: Mac Bradaigh

Name meaning: "Son of the spirited one"

Counties associated with the name: Leitrim, Dublin, Armagh, Meath, Longford, Tyrone, Cavan

Coat of arms motto: "The right hand is clear."

Interesting Facts: 

- Recently became a popular first name in the United States.

Famous Bradys:

 - Alice Brady (1892–1939), American silent-film actress, Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner)

 - Andrew MacBrady (1454-, he was the first bishop of Kilmore to provide a cathedral church for the diocese)

 - Charles E. Brady, Jr. (1951–2006, American astronaut)

 - Gerard Brady (born 1936-, Irish Fianna Fáil politician and Minister for Education)

 - James Brady (born 1940-, American White House Press Secretary shot alongside President Ronald Reagan)

 - Liam Brady (born 1956-, Irish soccer star, coach, and television pundit)

 - Mathew Brady (ca. 1823–1896, Irish-American photographer who documented the American Civil War)

 - Paul Brady (born 1947-, Irish singer/songwriter)

 - Tom Brady (1977-, American football player)  

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Here are some interesting facts about the Irish last name Brady, including its history, family crest, coat of arms, and famous clan members.