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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.
Ford has 3 variant forms: Forde, Forden and Fordon.
For more information, see also the related name Buford.
Baby names that sound like Ford are Ferd, Fred, Farid, Ferdo, Ferdi and Ward.
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Popularity of Ford
Ford is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#102 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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