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Sanford

What does Sanford mean?

Sanford Pronunciation of Sanford [san-ford] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Sanford is "sandy ford". Place name. Acting teacher Sanford Meisner.

Associated with: old english, ford (river), teacher (counsel).

Variations

Sanford has 2 variants: Sandford and Sandfurd.

Creative forms:
(male) Anford, Saford, ..

(female)

Middle name pairings:
Sanford Cristobal (S.C.), ..

How popular is Sanford?

Sanford is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#702 out of 1220, Top 58%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#888 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Sanford entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex position of #345 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Sanford is pronounced similarly to Swinford and Swynford. Other suggested similar names are Blanford, Cranford, Halford, Hanford, Harford, Langford, Lawford, Linford, Lynford, Radford, Ransford, Rayford, Safford, Sanborn, Sanborne (see Sanborn), Sanbourn, Sanburn, Sandor, Stafford, Staford, Stamford, Standford, Stanford, Walford, Warford and Wynford. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sanford.

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in meaning and etymology.

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