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What does Stamford mean?

Stamford Pronunciation of Stamford [stam-ford] as a name for boys is an Old English name, and the name Stamford means "stone ford". Stamford is an alternate spelling of Stanford (Old English): place name.

Associated with: old english, stone (rock), ford (river).


1 relation via Stanford: Standford.

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Middle name pairings:
Stamford Emmanuel (S.E.), ..

How popular is Stamford?

Stamford is a rare first name for males but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#118954 out of 150436, Top 79%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only prominent alternative form of Stamford (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 is Stanford. Adoption of this relation of Stamford was at its most widespread in the 1910s (usage of 0.01%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Stanford in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Blanford, Bradford, Cranford, Crawford, Halford, Hanford, Harford, Lawford, Meadford (see Medford), Radford, Rayford, Rumford, Safford, Sandford, Sanford, Seamor, Seamore, Stafford, Stafforde (see Stafford), Staford, Stanbery, Stanbury, Stanfield, Stanmore, Stanwood, Strafford, Stratford, Swinford, Swynford (see Swinford), Walford and Warford. These names tend to be more frequently used than Stamford.

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