What does Lord mean?
Lord /lord/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Lord is "loaf-keeper".
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 last year), Earl, Earle, Earlie, Early, Errol, Irl and Rollo are the popular alternative forms of Lord (not in Top 1000). Variants like Erroll are seldom used. Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread during 1890-1899 (usage of 0.3165%) and has become much less since (usage 0.0418%, down 86.8%), 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. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Lord and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)