What does Ford mean?
Ford /ford/ as a boys' 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.
Related boy name: Buford.Kreatif forms: Fordci, Fordco, Fordde. [more]
How popular is Ford?
Ford is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#124 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Ford for boys. Ford reached its apex rank of #611 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, and is at #883 currently. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)
Buford is the only other popular varying form of Ford (#883 in recent rankings). These relations of Ford were popular with parents a century ago (usage of 0.5%) and have become significantly less conventional since (usage 0.06%, ▼88.3%), with forms like Ford becoming less fashionable.
Thinking of names?
Ford▼ is pronounced similarly to Ferd▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Ard, Bard, Bird, Byrd▼, Card, Cord, Dard, Fahd, Farid, Faro, Farr, Ferdi, Ferdo, Ferdy, Feri, Floyd▼, Fons, Fonz, Fouad, Fox, Foxe, Fred▼, Fry, Fuad, Gard, Gjord, Gyrd, Kord, Lord, Njord and Ward▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ford.