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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 boy name Buford.


Ford is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#102 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ford for boys. Ford reached its highest rank of #611 in the U.S. in 1890-1899. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ford and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ford (#883) and Buford. (2014 statistics).

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 also 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.