What does Rayford mean?
Associated with: protecting (defender).
(male) Raford, Reford, ..
(female) Rayra, Rayre, .. Middle name pairings:
Rayford Wolfgang (R.W.), ..
How popular is Rayford?
Rayford is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#1094 out of 1220, Top 90%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#7332 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Rayford was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its top rank of #614 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Ray (#713 the previous year) is the only other popular variation form of Rayford ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Raydon, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Rayford reached its highest during 1890-1899 (median #855) and is now significantly diminished.
Rayford is pronounced similarly to Reeford, Rufford and Ruford. Other recommended names are Aldford (see Alford), Allford, Blanford, Bradford▼, Buford▼, Burford, Byford, Clyford (see Clifford), Crawford▼, Elford, Gayelord, Gaylord▼, Gifford, Gilford, Gyfford (see Gifford), Halford, Hanford, Harford, Hayward, Jefford, Lawford, Linford, Lynford, Meadford (see Medford), Mitford, Orford, Oxford, Radferd, Radford, Radfurd (see Radford), Radmond (see Redmond), Radnor, Raemond, Raimond, Rainor, Ramond, Ransford, Rashod, Rayborn, Rayburn, Raymon▼, Raymond▼, Raymondo, Raymund, Raynald, Raynar, Raynard, Rayner, Raynor, Raynord, Redford, Redfurd (see Redford), Rexford, Reymond, Rockford, Rumford, Safford, Sandford, Sanford▼, Stafford, Staford, Stamford, Stanford, Swynford (see Swinford), Telford, Tilford, Twyford, Walford, Warford, Welford, Wilford▼ and Wynford. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rayford.See names in meaning and etymology.