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What does Derward mean?

Derward Pronunciation of Derward [der-ward] as a boys' name is of Old English derivation, and the meaning of Derward is "warder at the gate". Derward is an alternate form of Durward (Old English): occupational name.

Associated with: old english.


Creative forms:
(male) Deward, Drewward, ..

(female) Dertra, Derwarda, ..

Middle name pairings:
Derward Ashwin (D.A.), ..

How popular is Derward?

Derward is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Derward is an uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Durward is the only prominent alternative form of Derward (outside Top 2000). Adoption of this relation of Derward reached its most widespread in the 1910s (#591), but now, Durward has become less trendy. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Durward in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aylward, Barnard, Bearnard, Bernard, Bernhard, Burgard, Burnard, Dainard, Daneard, Dard, Daynard (see Dainard), Dekwan, Delmar, Demar, Demarr, Denmark, Deodar, Derald, Derland, Derrall, Derrold (see Darold), Derry, Derwent, Derwin, Derwyn, Derwynn, Deshad (see Deshan), Devland, Dewain, Durand, Durland, Eadward, Eberhard, Edward, Erhard, Everard, Evrard, Eward, Garrard, Gearard (see Gerard), Gerard, Gerhard, Gerrard, Girard, Halward, Harvard, Haward, Hayward, Hereward, Howard, Jarard, Jarrard, Jerard, Jerarrd (see Gerard), Jerrard, Kennard, Kenward, Lenard, Lennard, Leonard, Menard, Milward, Norward, Norwerd (see Norward), Renard, Rennard, Reynard, Seward, Sewerd, Sherard, Sherrard, Siward, Steward and Vernard. These names tend to be more commonly used than Derward.

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