What does Guilford mean?
Guilford [guil-ford] as a boys' name has its root in Old English, and the meaning of the name Guilford is "ford with yellow flowers". Guilford is a variant form of Guildford (Old English): place name.
Guilford has 1 alternative form via Guildford: Gilford.Creative forms:
(male) Galford, Giford, ..
(female) Guilfordy, Guilnborg, .. Middle name pairings:
Guilford Lee (G.L.), ..
How popular is Guilford?
Guilford is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#11146 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name statistics of Guilford for boys. Guilford reached its peak position of #1651 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Guilford and related names. The only other popular related form of Guilford appearing in the Top 2000 is Gilford. These forms of Guilford were favored as baby names during 1910-1919.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Alford▼, Allford, Bufford, Buford▼, Burford, Clifford▼, Elford, Ellford (see Elford), Gaillard, Galfrid, Gaylord▼, Giffard (see Gifford), Gifferd (see Gifford), Gifford, Gilbert▼, Gilburt, Gilmore, Guilbert, Gyfford (see Gifford), Halford, Hallford, Huxford, Linford, Milford▼, Millford (see Milford), Mitford, Rufford (see Ruford), Ruford, Rumford, Rushford, Swinford, Telford, Tilford, Walford, Welford, Wellford, Whitford and Wilford▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Guilford.See names in meaning and etymology.