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What does Ford mean?

Ford \f(o)-rd\ 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.


Variations

Ford has 3 variants: Forde, Forden and Fordon.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Buford.


Popularity

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. Census)

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 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ford name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ford outside U.S.

Buford is the only other popular varying form of Ford (#883 in 2014). These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.4985%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.0585%, down 88.3%), with the forms Buford and Ford becoming less fashionable. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Ford and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Buford, Ford in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Ford is pronounced similarly to Ferd. Other suggested similar baby names are Cord, Farid, Ferdi, Ferdo, Ferdy, Fred, Kord and Lord. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ford.

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