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Meaning and Name Origin

Howard \ho-ward, howa-rd\ as a boys' name is pronounced HOW-erd. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Howard is "noble watchman". Occupational name and surname of one of the great houses of English nobility. Millionaire Howard Hughes; sportscaster Howard Cosell.


Variations

Howard has 2 variants: Howie and Ward.

For more information, see also the related boy name Haward.


Popularity

Howard is a very popular first name for men (#79 out of 1220, Top 6%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#65 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Howard for boys. Howard reached its top rank of #26 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is presently at #987. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Howard name in U.S.

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

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Howard and related names. The only other popular alternative form of Howard (#987 last year) listed in the Top 1000 is Ward. Adoption of these boy names reached its peak during 1890-1899 and is now much lower, with the versions Howard and Ward becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Howard, Ward in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Howard and related baby names outside U.S.


Similar Names

Howard is pronounced similarly to Hayward. Another recommended similar baby name is Hobard. These names tend to be less frequently used than Howard.

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