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Lord /lord/ [1 syll.] 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.

Kreatif forms: Lorddi, Lorddy. [more]

pinHow 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)

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Errol, Irl, Rollo in U.S.

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

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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.