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What does Harvard mean?

Harvard Pronunciation of Harvard as a boys' name is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Harvard is "army guardian". From herr varpr (similar to Old English Hereweard). Name of the university founded by John Harvard (17th century) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


ASSOCIATED WITH norse, army (warrior), guardian (defender), old, 17th century




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How popular is Harvard?

Harvard is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#22799 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Harvard was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its peak position of #1696 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Ballard, Barnard, Barnhard, Bayard, Brevard, Dainard, Daneard, Daynard (see Dainard), Edvard, Erhard, Evrard, Garrard, Gaspard, Gearard (see Gerard), Gerhard, Gerrard, Haamad, Hadar, Haidar, Hallvard, Hallverd (see Halvard), Hallward, Halvar, Halvard, Halverd, Halvor, Halward, Halwerd, Hamar, Hammar, Hanford, Harald, Harbert, Harford, Harfurd (see Harford), Harkan, Harlan, Harland, Harman, Harmann, Harold, Harper, Harpur, Harrford (see Harford), Harrfurd (see Harford), Harri, Harshad, Hartford, Harve, Harvee, Harvie, Harvy, Harwood, Haward, Haydar, Hayward, Hazard, Hazzard, Hereward, Herlad, Hillard, Hobard, Howard, Hubbard, Hulbard (see Hulbert), Jarard, Jarrard, Jerrard, Mainard, Maynard, Norward, Packard, Raynard, Sigvard and Warford. These names tend to be more commonly used than Harvard.

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