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What does Telford mean?

Telford Pronunciation of Telford [telford] as a boys' name is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Telford is "iron-piercer".


Telford has 5 variants: Telfer, Telfor, Telfour, Tellfer and Tellfour.

Creative forms:
(male) Talford, Treford, ..


Middle name pairings:
Telford Hampton (T.H.), ..

How popular is Telford?

Telford is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#9594 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Telford has not made it into the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Telford is pronounced similarly to Tilford. Other recommended names are Aldford (see Alford), Alford, Allford, Ashford, Bedford, Beuford, Bufford, Buford, Burford, Byford, Clyford (see Clifford), Elford, Ellford (see Elford), Gifford, Gilford, Guilford, Gyfford (see Gifford), Halford, Hallford, Hanford, Harford, Huxford, Jefford, Lawford, Linford, Lynford, Meadford (see Medford), Medford, Milford, Millford (see Milford), Mitford, Orford, Oxford, Oxxford (see Oxford), Radford, Rayford, Redford, Redfurd (see Redford), Reeford, Rexford, Rufford (see Ruford), Ruford, Rumford, Safford, Sanford, Staford, Talor, Teador, Tedmond, Tedor, Teodor, Teodoro, Trefor, Twyford, Tylor, Walford, Warford, Welford, Wellford, Wilford and Wynford. These names tend to be more frequently used than Telford.

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