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.Creative forms:
(male) Fard, Foru, ..
(female) Fora, Fordde, .. Middle name pairings:
Ford Westin (F.W.), ..
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)
Ford reached its apex rank of #608 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is at #741 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Buford is the only other popular varying form of Ford (#741 in recent rankings). These relations of Ford were popular with parents a century ago and have become significantly less conventional since, with the form Buford becoming less fashionable. Ford has generally been a favorite of parents.
Ford▲ is pronounced similarly to Ferd. Other suggested similar 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.See names in meaning and etymology.