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What does Byrd mean?

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

Associated with: old english, bird.


Byrd has 2 variants: Bird and Byrdie.

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

(female) Byra, Byrdy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Byrd Jase (B.J.), ..

How popular is Byrd?

Byrd is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#311 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Byrd was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #788 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Bird is the only other popular related form of Byrd rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Byrd were at the peak of their popularity in the 1880s (usage of 0.01%).

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

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

Similar Names

Byrd is alike in pronunciation to Baird, Bard, Barde, Bayard, Bayerd and Bayrd. Other recommended names are Ard, Bald, Bar, Bardo, Bari, Barr, Bart, Berg, Berk, Berl, Bern, Bernd, Bert, Bid, Birk, Boid, Bond, Borg, Born, Boyd, Brad, Bri, Brod, Bud, Budd, Burg, Burk, Burl, Burn, Burr, Burt, Byford, Byll, Byram, Byran, Byren, Byrn, Byrne, Byrom, Byron, Byrum, Card, Cord, Dard, Ferd, Ford, Gard, Gyrd, Kord, Lord and Ward. These names tend to be more commonly used than Byrd.

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