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What does Rutherford mean?

Rutherford Pronunciation of Rutherford [ruther-ford] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Rutherford is "cattle crossing". Usually a family name. American President Rutherford Hayes.

Associated with: old english.


Rutherford has 1 variant: Rutherfurd.

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Middle name pairings:
Rutherford Brennen (R.B.), ..

How popular is Rutherford?

Rutherford is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#1167 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Rutherford was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #1004 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ashenford, Ashford, Bedford, Beresford, Beuford, Bufford, Buford, Burford, Guildford, Guilford, Harford, Harrford (see Harford), Huxford, Jefford, Medford, Mitford, Orford, Radford, Ransford, Rayford, Redford, Redfurd (see Redford), Reeford, Rexford, Richerd (see Richard), Ritcherd, Ritsherd (see Richard), Rockford, Rufford (see Ruford), Ruford, Ruggero, Rumford, Ruperto, Rushford, Rutger, Sherard, Sherrard, Sherrerd, Stafford, Staford, Stamford, Standford, Stanford, Strafford, Stratford, Sutherland, Telford, Warford, Waterford, Welford and Whitford. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rutherford.

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