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What does Goddard mean?

Goddard Pronunciation of Goddard [god-dard] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Goddard is "God-hard". From Godeheard, derived from god "god" and heard "brave, hardy". Film director Jean-Luc Godeheard.

Associated with: old english, brave.


Goddard has 9 variants: Godard, Godart, Goddart, Godhardt, Godhart, Gothart, Gotthard, Gotthardt and Gotthart.

Creative forms:
(male) Gadard, Gordard, ..

(female) Godda, ..

Middle name pairings:
Goddard Efrain (G.E.), ..

How popular is Goddard?

Goddard is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#2200 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Goddard has yet to be listed in the list thus far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adlard, Bogaard, Eadward, Edgard, Eduard, Edvard, Edward, Eideard, Eudard, Gallard, Gard, Gardnard (see Gardner), Garrard, Gaspard, Gearard (see Gerard), Gerard, Gerhard, Gerrard, Giffard (see Gifford), Girard, Godden, Godding, Godfry, Gordan, Hobard, Howard, Lombard, Lonnard, Norward, Pollard, Rudyard, Stoddard, Woodard and Woodward. These names tend to be more frequently used than Goddard.

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