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What does Sheppard mean?

Sheppard Pronunciation of Sheppard [shep-pard] as a boys' name is an Old English name, and the name Sheppard means "shepherd". Sheppard is a variant form of Shepherd (Old English): occupational name.

Associated with: old english.


Sheppard has 3 variants: Shepard, Shephard and Shepperd.

1 more different relation via Shepherd: Shepp.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Sheppard Santiago (S.S.), ..

How popular is Sheppard?

Sheppard is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#889 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Sheppard was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #1777 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Sheppard appearing in the Top 2000 are Shepherd (#1108 last year) and Shepard (#1456). Adoption of these relations of Sheppard is at its highest today (average #1521).

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Abelard, Adelard, Adelhard, Adellard, Bernard, Brevard, Derward, Everard, Gaspard, Gearard (see Gerard), Gerard, Gerhard, Gerrard, Glennard, Jerard, Jerrard, Kennard, Kenward, Lenard, Lennard, Leonard, Menard, Raechard (see Richard), Renard, Rennard, Seasar, Segar, Seguaro (see Saguaro), Sellars, Sepp, Seppi, Sewald, Seward, Sewerd, Sezar, Shachar, Shad, Shadd, Shafar, Shahzad, Shea, Sheehan, Shefer, Shep, Sheplea (see Shepley), Shepley, Shepply (see Shepley), Sherard, Sherborn, Sherburn, Sherman, Shermann (see Sherman), Sherrard, Sherrerd, Sherrod, Sherwind (see Sherwin), Sherwood, Siegwald, Sigvard, Siward, Skipper, Spark, Spear, Speare, Spears, Stearn, Steinar, Steinard, Steinart, Stephano, Steward, Stewart, Stockard, Stoddard and Vernard. These names tend to be more frequently used than Sheppard.

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