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Meaning and name origin

Lord \l(o)-rd\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Lord is "loaf-keeper". In modern terms, someone with power and authority. See also Earl and Duke. Actor Jack Lord.


Lord is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1268 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Lord and related names. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Duke (#666) and Earl. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Duke, Earl in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lord is also pronounced similarly to Laird. Other suggested similar baby names are Cord, Ford, Kord, Lorn and Loyd. These names tend to be more commonly used than Lord.