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What does Oxford mean?

Oxford Pronunciation of Oxford [ox-ford] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Oxford is "ford of the oxen". Place name. Name of the famous English unversity, and also a health-care company.

Associated with: old english, ford (river), famous.


Oxford has 1 variant: Oxxford.

Creative forms:
(male) Eiford, Onford, ..


Middle name pairings:
Oxford Ben (O.B.), ..

How popular is Oxford?

Oxford is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#6809 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Oxford has not been ranked in the list thus far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Oxford name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Oxford outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aldford (see Alford), Alford, Allford, Ashford, Bedford, Beuford, Bufford, Buford, Burford, Byford, Clyford (see Clifford), Cord, Elford, Ellford (see Elford), Ford, Gifford, Gilford, Gjord, Gyfford (see Gifford), Halford, Hanford, Harford, Huxford, Jefford, Kord, Lawford, Linford, Lord, Lynford, Medford, Milford, Mitford, Njord, Ofir, Onfre (see Humphrey), Orford, Ormond, Osborn, Osgood, Osmond, Radford, Rayford, Redford, Reeford, Rexford, Rufford (see Ruford), Ruford, Rumford, Safford, Sanford, Staford, Telford, Tilford, Twyford, Walford, Warford, Welford, Wilford and Wynford. These names tend to be more commonly used than Oxford.

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