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What does Beresford mean?

Beresford Pronunciation of Beresford [beres-ford] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Beresford is "ford where barley grows". Place name. Used as a given name at the beginning of the 20th century. Film director Bruce Beresford.

Associated with: old english, ford (river), 20th century (modern).


Creative forms:
(male) Barresford, Burresford, ..

(female) Beressom, Bereswedd, ..

Middle name pairings:
Beresford Callahan (B.C.), ..

How popular is Beresford?

Beresford is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#18526 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Beresford has yet to be listed in the list thus far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ashenford, Beaufort, Bedford, Berend, Bernard, Bernhard, Bernhold, Bernold (see Bernal), Berthold, Berthoud, Bertold (see Berthold), Beuford, Bickford, Blandford, Blanford, Braddford (see Bradford), Bradford, Bradfurd (see Bradford), Brevard, Bufford, Buford, Burford, Byford, Cranford, Crawford, Harford, Harrford (see Harford), Hartford, Hereward, Jefford, Meadford (see Medford), Medford, Orford, Ransford, Redford, Reeford, Rexford, Strafford, Stratford, Telford, Warford, Waterford, Welford and Wellford. These names tend to be more frequently used than Beresford.

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