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What does Stafford mean?

Stafford Pronunciation of Stafford as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Stafford is "ford by a landing place". Place name. Mostly 19th-century use.

ASSOCIATED WITH St-, old english, ford (river), 19th century


VARIANTS Stafforde, Staford



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How popular is Stafford?

Stafford is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#689 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Stafford reached its apex position of #1163 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not found in the list currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Blanford, Bradford, Bufford, Clifford, Clyfford, Cranford, Crawford, Gifford, Gyfford (see Gifford), Halford, Hanford, Harford, Jefford, Lawford, Meadford (see Medford), Radford, Rayford, Rufford (see Ruford), Safford, Sandford, Sanford, Staffan, Stamford, Standford, Stanford, Stanmore, Stanwood, Stavros, Steffon, Strafford, Stratford, Swinford, Swynford (see Swinford), Walford and Warford. These names tend to be more frequently used than Stafford.

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