What does Aylward mean?
Aylward [ayl-ward] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Aylward is "awesome guardian; noble guardian".
(male) Alward, Ayllard, ..
(female) Aylare, Aylvar, .. Middle name pairings:
Aylward Salman (A.S.), ..
How popular is Aylward?
Aylward is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#13690 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Aylward has not made it into the list thus far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Aylward is alike in pronunciation to Alard, Alhard, Aliard, Allard, Allerd, Ellard and Willard▼. Other recommended names are Abelard, Adalard, Adalhard, Adelard, Adelhard, Adellard, Adlar, Adlard, Aland, Albaro, Alford▼, Algar, Alhart, Allart, Allford, Allgar (see Alger), Allvar, Alvar, Alvaro, Anwar, Archard, Arland, Asgard, Aylmar, Aylmer, Aylwin, Ballard, Derward, Durward▼, Eadward, Edward▼, Eward, Gallard, Hallward, Halvard, Halward, Halwerd, Haward, Hayward, Hillard, Howard▼, Hulbard (see Hulbert), Kenward, Millard▼, Millward, Milward, Norward, Pollard, Ryszard, Seward, Siward, Steward and Villard. These names tend to be more commonly used than Aylward.See names in meaning and etymology.