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What does Shephard mean?

Shephard Pronunciation of Shephard [shep-hard] as a name for boys is of Old English derivation, and Shephard means "shepherd". Shephard is a version of Shepherd (Old English): occupational name.

Associated with: old english.


Shephard has 3 variants: Shepard, Sheppard and Shepperd.

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Middle name pairings:
Shephard Brandon (S.B.), ..

How popular is Shephard?

Shephard is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#4950 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Shepherd (#1108 from recent data), Shepard (#1456) and Sheppard are the prominent variation forms of Shephard (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Shephard was at its highest in 2015. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adelard, Adelhard, Adellard, Archard, Barnhard, Bernard, Brevard, Dainhard (see Dainard), Eadbhard, Eberhard, Eginhard, Erhard, Everard, Gaspard, Gerhard, Gotthard, Jerard, Jerrard, Kenward, Lenard, Lennard, Leonhard, Meinhard, Menard, Raechard (see Richard), Rainhard, Renard, Rennard, Richard, Ritchard, Ritshard, Saphir, Segar, Seguaro (see Saguaro), Sellars, Sephirio (see Seferino), Sewald, Seward, Shachar, Shad, Shahzad, Shea, Sheehan, Shefer, Shep, Sheplea (see Shepley), Shepley, Shepply (see Shepley), Sherard, Sherburn, Shermann (see Sherman), Sherrard, Sherrerd, Sherrod, Sherwind (see Sherwin), Siegwald, Siward, Spark, Stearn, Steinar, Steinard, Steinart, Stephan, Stephanas (see Stephanus), Stephano, Stephanus, Stephen, Stephens, Stephon, Stephonn, Steward, Stewart, Stockard, Stoddard and Vernard. These names tend to be more frequently used than Shephard.

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