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What does Gifford mean?

Gifford [gif-ford] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Gifford is "brave giver; puffy-faced". Sports figure Frank Gifford; American conservation pioneer Gifford Pinchot.

Associated with: old english, brave, pioneer (leader).


Gifford has 3 variants: Giffard, Gifferd and Gyfford.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Geford, Giford, ..

(female) Giffordy, Gifgar, ..

How popular is Gifford?

Gifford is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1716 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Gifford for boys. Gifford was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its peak rank of #1334 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gifford name in U.S.

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

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Recommended names are Aldford (see Alford), Alford, Allford, Ashford, Bedford, Beuford, Bickford, Bufford, Buford, Burford, Byford, Clifford, Clyfford, Clyford (see Clifford), Elford, Ellford (see Elford), Gaylord, Gibbor, Gibor, Gilford, Gilmore, Girard, Gjord, Griffon, Griffudd, Guildford, Guilford, Halford, Hanford, Harford, Huxford, Jefford, Lawford, Lindford, Linford, Linnford (see Lynford), Lynford, Medford, Milford, Millford (see Milford), Mitford, Orford, Oxford, Oxxford (see Oxford), Pickford, Radford, Rayford, Redford, Reeford, Rexford, Rufford (see Ruford), Ruford, Rumford, Safford, Sanford, Stafford, Staford, Swinford, Telford, Tilford, Twyford, Walford, Warford, Welford, Whitford, Wilford and Wynford. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gifford.