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What does Ladd mean?

Ladd Pronunciation of Ladd [ladd] as a boys' name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Ladd is "manservant; young man". Usually a transferred surname. Actor Alan Ladd.

Associated with: surname.


Ladd has 4 variants: Lad, Laddey, Laddie and Laddy.

Creative forms:
(male) Laudd, Ledd, ..

(female) Lare, Lato, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ladd Alijah (L.A.), ..

How popular is Ladd?

Ladd is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#2096 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ladd was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #1624 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other popular alternative form of Ladd appearing in the Top 2000 is Laddie. These relations of Ladd were at the top of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 (median #1565).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ladd, Laddie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ladd is alike in pronunciation to Laud, Lloyd and Loyd. Other suggested similar names are Bradd, Budd, Chadd, Edd, Jedd, Judd, Kidd, La-, Lacy, Ladle, Ladon, Laird, Lake, Lale, Lalo, Land, Lando, Lane, Lang, Lapo, Lark, Lars, Lary, Lind, Lord, Ludo, Radd, Redd, Rodd, Rudd, Shadd, Tadd, Tedd and Todd. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ladd.

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in meaning and etymology.