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What does Forde mean?

Forde Pronunciation of Forde [forde] as a name for boys is an Old English name, and Forde means "river crossing". Forde is an alternate form of Ford (Old English): transferred use of the surname.

Associated with: old english, river.


2 relations via Ford: Forden and Fordon.

Creative forms:
(male) Ferde, Furde, ..

(female) Force, Forta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Forde Xavion (F.X.), ..

How popular is Forde?

Forde is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#6905 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only prominent varying form of Forde (outside Top 2000) is Ford (#741 from recent data). Other forms, like Fordon, are uncommon. Adoption of this relation of Forde was more pronounced in 2015 (#741). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ford in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Forde is alike in pronunciation to Ferd. Other recommended names are Barde, Boyde, Ferdi, Ferdie, Ferdo, Ferdy, Folke, Forbes, Fowke, Foxe, Free, Frode, Frye and Warde. Like Forde, these names are not frequently used.

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