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What does Shepard mean?

Shepard Pronunciation of Shepard [shep-ard] as a boys' name is of Old English derivation, and Shepard means "shepherd". Shepard is an alternate spelling of Shepherd (Old English): occupational name.

Associated with: old english.


Shepard has 3 variants: Shephard, Sheppard and Shepperd.

2 more different relations via Shepherd: Shep and Shepp.

Creative forms:
(male) Shenard, Sheper, ..


Middle name pairings:
Shepard Ashtyn (S.A.), ..

How popular is Shepard?

Shepard is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#815 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Shepard entered the list in 2014 and reached its peak rank of #1456 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Shepard (#1456 via latest list) listed in the Top 2000 are Shep, Shepherd (#1108 via latest list) and Sheppard. Other forms, like Shephard, are uncommon. These relations of Shepard were popular with parents in 2015.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shepard, Shep, Shepherd, Sheppard in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shepard and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Abelard, Adelard, Brevard, Everard, Gaspard, Gerard, Jerard, Lenard, Menard, Renard, Segar, Sewald, Seward, Sewerd, Sezar, Shad, Shadd, Shafar, Shea, Shefer, Sheplea (see Shepley), Shepley, Shepply (see Shepley), Sherard, Sherrard, Sherrerd, Sherrod, Sigvard, Siward, Spark, Spear, Speare, Spears, Stearn, Steinard, Steward and Stewart. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shepard.

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in meaning and etymology.