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What does Speed mean?

Speed Pronunciation of Speed [speed] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Speed is "good fortune". In the past, the phrase "God speed" meant "My God bring you good fortune". Now speed is used to mean swiftness.

Associated with: old english, good.


Creative forms:
(male) Seed, Syeed, ..

(female) Speedi, Spete, ..

Middle name pairings:
Speed Xander (S.X.), ..

How popular is Speed?

Speed is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#4589 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Speed entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its peak position of #1935 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Speed is pronounced similarly to Spud. Other suggested similar names are Breed, Creed, Freed, Meed, Reed, Saeed, Sayeed, Skeet, Spear, Speer, Speero, Speers, Spero, Steed, Steel, Steen, Svend and Syed. These names tend to be more frequently used than Speed.

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