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What does Stanford mean?

Stanford Pronunciation of Stanford [stan-ford] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Stanford is "stone ford". Place name. Familiar as the name of the great Californian railroad magnate Leland Stanford, who founded the university that uses his name. Composer Charles Stanford.

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


Stanford has 2 variants: Stamford and Standford.

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How popular is Stanford?

Stanford is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1002 out of 1220, Top 82%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#1601 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Stanford reached its top rank of #596 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Blandford, Blanford, Bradford, Cranford, Cranfurd (see Cranford), Crawford, Halford, Hanford, Harford, Langford, Lawford, Linford, Linnford (see Lynford), Lynford, Meadford (see Medford), Radford, Ransford, Rayford, Safford, Sanborn, Sandford, Sandfurd, Sandor, Sanford, Stafford, Stafforde (see Stafford), Staford, Stanberry, Stanbery, Stanbury, Stanfield, Stanmere (see Stanmore), Stanmore, Stanton, Stanwood, Strafford, Stratford, Swinford, Swynford (see Swinford), Walford, Warford and Wynford. These names tend to be less frequently used than Stanford.

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