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What does Pollard mean?

Pollard /pol-lard/ as a boys' name is of English origin, and the meaning of Pollard is "small". Derived from Paul. Also possibly (Middle English) "remarkable head", as in a surname given to those with a large or unusually shaped skull.

Associated with: small (little), surname.


Pollard has 3 variants: Poll, Pollerd and Pollyrd.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Palard, Polland, ..

(female) Polla, Pollar, ..

How popular is Pollard?

Pollard is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#937 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Pollard and associated names. Paul (#201 from recent data) is the only prominent varying form of Pollard (not ranked). Adoption of this form of Pollard reached its peak in the 1960s (adoption of 1.3%) and has become significantly less since (adoption 0.1%, 91.7%), with Paul becoming less trendy. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Paul in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Abelard, Adalard, Adelard, Adellard, Adlard, Alard, Alhard (see Allard), Aliard, Allard, Allerd (see Ellard), Aylward, Ballard, Bogaard, Ellard, Gaillard, Gallard, Galliard, Godard, Goddard, Hallvard, Hallward, Halvard, Halward, Hillard, Hilliard, Hillyard, Hobard, Howard, Hulbard (see Hulbert), Lollar, Lombard, Lonnard, Millard, Millerd, Millward, Milward, Norward, Packard, Palmar, Pellam, Pollack, Polloch, Pollock, Pollux, Portland, Rolland, Villard, Willard, Willerd and Woodard. These names tend to be more frequently used than Pollard.