Is of Old English origin, and its meaning is "broad meadow." Used since the mid 19th century. The most famous American bearer of this surname was General Omar N. Bradley (20th century). Senator Bill Bradley; actor Bradley Whitford.
Variations of Bradley are:
Brad, Bradd, Bradford, Bradlea, Bradlee, Bradleigh, Bradlie, Bradly, Bradney, Bradshaw and Lee.