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What does Ashford mean?

Ashford Pronunciation of 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.

Creative forms:
(male) Anford, ..


Middle name pairings:
Ashford Hiro (A.H.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Ashford (outside Top 2000) are Ashton (#141 last year) and Ash (#1614). These forms of Ashford were favored as baby names in the year 2004 (adoption of 0.3%) and are somewhat less widespread today (adoption 0.2%, 40.4%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ash, 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.

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