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Ford meaning and name origin
Ford \f(o)-rd\ as a boy's name is pronounced ford. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Ford is "river crossing". Transferred use of the surname, originally a local name for someone who lived near a river. Linked by most people to the car. Author Ford Madox Ford; automotive pioneer Henry Ford.
For more information, see also the related name Buford.
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Popularity of Ford
Ford is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#102 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Ford name for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Ford with its variant forms and related boy baby names.
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