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What does Bard mean?

Bard Pronunciation of Bard [bard] as a boys' name is pronounced bard. It is of English and Irish origin, and the meaning of Bard is "minstrel, singer-poet". Variant of Baird. Saint Bardo (11th century) was a German saint.

Associated with: irish, saint.


Bard has 7 variants: Baird, Bar, Barde, Barden, Bardo, Bardon and Barr.

2 more related forms via Baird: Bayerd and Bayrd.

Creative forms:
(male) Barrd, Bord, ..

(female) Babo, Bata, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bard Rhyder (B.R.), ..

How popular is Bard?

Bard is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#4981 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Bard has yet to make it into the Top 2000 so far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Bard is alike in pronunciation to Bayard, Bird and Byrd. Other recommended names are Ard, Bail, Bain, Bake, Bala, Bald, Bale, Bane, Barak, Baram, Bardou, Barek, Barend, Baret, Bari, Baris, Barna, Barni, Barny, Baron, Barra, Barrt, Bart, Barth, Bartt (see Bart), Baruj (see Baruch), Bat, Bax, Bay, Baz, Bazz, Bear, Berk, Berl, Bern, Bernd, Bert, Bid, Birk, Bjarn, Boid, Bond, Borg, Born, Boyd, Brad, Bradd, Brand, Bri, Brod, Bud, Burg, Burk, Burl, Burn, Burt, Byrn, Caerd, Caird, Card, Cord, Dard, Eward, Ferd, Ford, Gard, Gyrd, Kaird, Kord, Laird, Lord and Ward. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bard.

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