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What does Gilford mean?

Gilford Pronunciation of Gilford [gil-ford] as a name for boys has its root in Old English, and the name Gilford means "ford with yellow flowers". Gilford is a version of Guildford (Old English): place name.

Associated with: old english, ford (river), yellow (gold), flowers.


1 different relation via Guildford: Guilford.

Creative forms:
(male) Gaford, Geford, ..


Middle name pairings:
Gilford Kylin (G.K.), ..

How popular is Gilford?

Gilford is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#19687 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Gilford reached its top rank of #1250 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Guilford is the only other prominent variation form of Gilford listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Gilford were at the apex of their popularity 105 years ago.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gilford, Guilford in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aldford (see Alford), Alford, Allford, Ashford, Bedford, Beuford, Bickford, Bufford, Buford, Burford, Clifford, Clyford (see Clifford), Elford, Ellford (see Elford), Gaillard, Galfrid, Gallard, Gaylord, Gibbor, Gibor, Giffard (see Gifford), Gifferd (see Gifford), Gifford, Gilad, Gilbert, Gilburt, Gildo, Gillon, Gilmore, Gilon, Gilroy, Gilson, Girard, Gjord, Gyfford (see Gifford), Halford, Hanford, Harford, Hillard, Huxford, Lawford, Lindford, Linford, Linnford (see Lynford), Lynford, Milford, Millard, Millerd, Millford (see Milford), Milward, Mitford, Orford, Oxxford (see Oxford), Pickford, Rayford, Redford, Reeford, Rexford, Rufford (see Ruford), Ruford, Safford, Sanford, Staford, Swinford, Telford, Tilford, Twyford, Villard, Walford, Warford, Welford, Whitford, Wilford, Willerd and Wynford. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gilford.

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