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Buford

What does Buford mean?

Buford Pronunciation of Buford [bu-ford] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Buford is "ford near the aviary". This was given as a surname for people from Buford in Yorkshire, England.

Associated with: old english, ford (river), surname, england.

Variations

Buford has 2 variants: Beuford and Ford.

Related boy names: Buell and Burford.

Creative forms:
(male) Neford, ..

(female)

Middle name pairings:
Buford Rowen (B.R.), ..

How popular is Buford?

Buford is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#755 out of 1220, Top 62%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#3722 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Buford reached its highest position of #354 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Ford (#741 a year ago) and Buell are the prominent variation forms of Buford appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Buford was common 105 years ago and has become much diminished since, with the form Buford becoming somewhat dated. Ford is more ubiquitous than the rest.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Buford, Buell, Ford in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Buford is alike in pronunciation to Bufford and Byford. Other recommended names are Aldford (see Alford), Alford, Allford, Ashford, Baird, Balfore, Bayard, Bayerd, Bayrd, Beaufort, Bedford, Bird, Bjorn, Boid, Bond, Born, Boyd, Bradford, Brod, Bucardo, Bud, Budd, Burg, Burgard, Burl, Burn, Burnard, Burr, Burt, Byrd, Cord, Elford, Ellford (see Elford), Eudard, Gifford, Gilford, Gjord, Guilford, Gyfford (see Gifford), Hanford, Harford, Huxford, Jefford, Kord, Lawford, Linford, Lord, Lynford, Medford, Milford, Mitford, Njord, Orford, Oxford, Oxxford (see Oxford), Radford, Rayford, Redford, Reeford, Rexford, Rufford (see Ruford), Ruford, Rumford, Rushford, Safford, Sanford, Staford, Telford, Tilford, Twyford, Walford, Warford and Wynford. These names tend to be less frequently used than Buford.

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