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Bird (boy)

What does Bird mean?

Bird Pronunciation of Bird [bird] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Bird) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Bird is "bird-like". Bird is an alternate form of Byrd (Old English).

Associated with: old english, bird.


1 alternative form via Byrd: Byrdie.

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

(female) Bien, Bira, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bird Boden (B.B.), ..

How popular is Bird?

Bird is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#944 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Bird reached its peak position of #903 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Byrd is the only other prominent alternative form of Bird appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Bird was at its most widespread during 1880-1889 (median #845).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bird, Byrd in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bird and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Bird is alike in pronunciation to Baird, Bard, Barde, Bayard, Bayerd and Bayrd. Other suggested similar names are Ard, Bald, Bar, Bardo, Bari, Barr, Bart, Berg, Berk, Berl, Bern, Bernd, Bert, Bibi, Bid, Biff, Bill, Bing, Binh, Birch, Biren, Birk, Birky, Birly, Birny (see Birney), Biron, Boid, Bond, Borg, Born, Boyd, Brad, Bri, Brod, Bud, Budd, Burg, Burk, Burl, Burn, Burr, Burt, Byrn, Caird, Card, Cord, Dard, Ferd, Ford, Gard, Gyrd, Kaird, Kord, Laird, Lord and Ward. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bird.

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