What does Lord mean?
Lord /lord/ as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Lord is "loaf-keeper".
(male) Lard, Larrd, ..
(female) Lordna, Lota, ..
How popular is Lord?
Lord is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1399 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Duke (#666 from recent data), Earl (#1540) and Irl are the popular alternative forms of Lord (not in Top 2000). Adoption of these forms of Lord was well-received in the 1890s (adoption of 0.74%) and has become much less since (adoption 0.03%, ▼96.5%), with the version Earl becoming less fashionable. Earl is more familiar than the rest, although Duke seems to be getting popular too. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Lord and affiliated names. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Lord is pronounced similarly to Laird. Other recommended names are Ard, Bard, Bird, Byrd, Card, Cord, Dard, Ferd, Ford▲, Gard, Gjord, Gyrd, Kord, Lad, Ladd, Land, Lark, Lars, Lary, Laud, Lind, Lloyd▼, Lock, Loeb, Loew, Loki, Lon▼, Long, Lonn, Loran, Loren▼, Lorin, Lorn, Lorne, Loron, Lorry, Loryn, Lot, Lou▼, Lowe, Loy, Loyd▼, Njord and Ward▼. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lord.