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What does Ashford mean?

Ashford /ash-ford/ as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Ashford is "ford by the ashes". Place name. Musician Nick Ashford.

Associated with: old english, ford (river), ashes (tree)


Ashford has 2 variants: Ash and Ashenford.

Related boy name: Ashton.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Anford, Ashfordi, ..

(female) Ashona, Ashson, ..

How popular is Ashford?

Ashford is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#3702 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

The only prominent varying form of Ashford (outside Top 2000) is Ashton (#143 last year). This form of Ashford was favored as a baby name in the year 2004 (adoption of 0.3%) and is somewhat less widespread today (adoption 0.1%, 46.3%). Below is a charted comparison of the history of the boy name Ashford and related names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ashton in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ashton outside U.S.

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Ahmod, Aldford (see Alford), Alford, Alhard (see Allard), Allford, Asbjorn, Asgard, Ashburn, Asher, Ashur, Bedford, Beuford, Bufford, Buford, Burford, Byford, Clyford (see Clifford), Elford, Ellford (see Elford), Gifford, Gilford, Gyfford (see Gifford), Halford, Hanford, Harford, Huxford, Jefford, Lawford, Linford, Lynford, Medford, Milford, Mitford, Orford, Oxford, Oxxford (see Oxford), Radford, Rayford, Redford, Reeford, Rexford, Rufford (see Ruford), Ruford, Rumford, Rushford, Safford, Sanford, Staford, Telford, Tilford, Twyford, Walford, Warford, Welford, Wilford and Wynford. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ashford.