What does Haywood mean?
Haywood /hay-wood/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Haywood is "hedged forest". Place name. Writer Heywood Broun.
How popular is Haywood?
Haywood is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1074 out of 1220, Top 88%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#1884 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Haywood for boys. Haywood reached its highest rank of #472 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
The only other popular related form of Haywood ranked in the Top 1000 is Woody. Adoption of these boy names was at its highest during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.264%) and has become significantly less since, with the forms Haywood and Woody becoming less in vogue. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Haywood and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is Harwood. This name tends to be less frequently used than Haywood.