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What does Bedford mean?

Bedford Pronunciation of Bedford [bed-ford] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Bedford is "river".

Associated with: old english, river.


Creative forms:
(male) Balford, Beauford, ..

(female) Bedbri, Bedbry, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bedford Wesley (B.W.), ..

How popular is Bedford?

Bedford is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#3764 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Bedford was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #866 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aldford (see Alford), Alford, Allford, Ashford, Balfor (see Balfour), Balfore, Beaufort, Beresford, Bernard, Bernold (see Bernal), Bertold (see Berthold), Beuford, Bickford, Blandford, Blanford, Braddford (see Bradford), Bradford, Bradfurd (see Bradford), Bufford, Buford, Burford, Byford, Clyford (see Clifford), Elford, Ellford (see Elford), Gifford, Gilford, Gyfford (see Gifford), Halford, Hanford, Harford, Huxford, Jefford, Lawford, Lindford, Linford, Lynford, Meadford (see Medford), Medford, Milford, Mitford, Orford, Oxford, Oxxford (see Oxford), Radferd, Radford, Radfurd (see Radford), Rayford, Redford, Redfurd (see Redford), Reeford, Rexford, Rufford (see Ruford), Ruford, Rumford, Safford, Sandford, Sanford, Staford, Telford, Tilford, Twyford, Walford, Warford, Welford, Wellford, Wilford and Wynford. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bedford.

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