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What does Hereward mean?

Hereward Pronunciation of Hereward [here-ward] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Hereward is "army guardian". From here weard. Name of an East Anglian, Hereward the Wake, who fought against the Norman Conquest. The name was revived in the 19th century, though rare.

Associated with: old english, army (warrior), guardian (defender), norman, conquest (victory), 19th century.


Creative forms:
(male) Herewarda, Herewardi, ..

(female) Hereha, Heresa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hereward Sincere (H.S.), ..

How popular is Hereward?

Hereward is an uncommonly occurring first name for men and an equally uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Hereward has yet to be ranked in the list so far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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Similar Names

Recommended names are Adelard, Archard, Beresford, Bernard, Bernhard, Brevard, Burchard, Daneard, Danehard, Derward, Durward, Eadward, Ekkehard (see Eckhard), Erhard, Everard, Evrard, Gardnard (see Gardner), Gearard (see Gerard), Gerard, Gerhard, Gerrard, Girard, Hallvard, Hallward, Halvard, Halward, Harewood, Harland, Harrford (see Harford), Harshad, Harvard, Harwood, Haward, Hayward, Hazzard, Hearn, Heber, Heraldo, Herlad, Hermann, Hernan, Hernando, Herold, Herrold, Hesed, Heywood, Hilliard, Hillyard, Hobard, Howard, Hulbard (see Hulbert), Jarard, Jerard, Jerarrd (see Gerard), Jerrard, Kennard, Kenward, Langward, Leonhard, Meinhard, Menard, Milward, Norward, Norwerd (see Norward), Reeford, Reinhard, Renard, Rennard, Reynard, Rickward, Seward, Sherrard, Siward, Steward and Vernard. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hereward.

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