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What does Ballard mean?

Ballard Pronunciation of Ballard [bal-lard] as a boys' name is of Old German and Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Ballard is "brave and strong; round-shaped".

Associated with: norse, brave, strong.


Creative forms:
(male) Balard, Balbard, ..

(female) Balbar, Balla, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ballard Magnus (B.M.), ..

How popular is Ballard?

Ballard is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#503 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ballard entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #794 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ballard name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Abelard, Adalard, Adalhard, Adelard, Adellard, Adlard, Allard, Allerd (see Ellard), Aylward, Baiardo, Bailer, Bailor, Bajardo (see Bayard), Bala, Bald, Balder, Baldor, Balfore, Barbar, Bard, Barnard, Baumar, Bayard, Bayerd, Bayler, Baylor, Bayrd, Bearnard, Bellamy, Brainard, Braynard, Bryland, Burgard, Dainard, Daynard (see Dainard), Eadward, Ellard, Gaillard, Gallard, Galliard, Garrard, Gaspard, Gaylord, Halford, Hallford, Hallvard, Hallverd (see Halvard), Hallward, Halvard, Halverd, Halward, Halwerd, Harvard, Haward, Hayward, Hazard, Hazzard, Hillard, Hilliard, Hillyard, Hulbard (see Hulbert), Jarard, Jarrard, Mainard, Maynard, Millard, Millerd, Millward, Milward, Packard, Pollard, Pollyrd (see Pollard), Villard, Walford and Willard. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ballard.

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