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Meaning and Name Origin

Lord \l(o)-rd\ as a boys' 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 has 10 alternative forms via Earl: Earle, Earlie, Early, Erl, Erle, Errol, Erroll, Erryl, Irl and Rollo.


Lord is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1268 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Lord and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Lord (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 are Duke (#666 last year), Earl, Earle, Earlie, Early, Errol, Irl and Rollo. Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread during 1890-1899 and has become much less since, with the versions Earl, Earle, Early and Errol becoming less fashionable. Duke (#666) is the most fashionable birth name in this list, with this name enjoying a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Duke, Earl, Earle, Earlie, Early, Errol, Irl, Rollo in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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