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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. BAD-ə-lee  [key]
Other Forms FormsBadley

Meaning & History

From place names in both Suffolk and Staffordshire derived from an Old English personal name, 'Badda,' possibly meaning "battle" and lee or leah for a "woodland clearing," therefore meaning someone from "Badda's woodland clearing."
Added 8/19/2017 by Nifty_Name_Nerd