What does Ward mean?
Ward /ward/ as a boys' name is pronounced ward. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Ward is "watchman".
Occupational name. Used as a first name in the 19th century. Author Ward Lust.
Related boy name: Howard.
Ward has 1 feminine form: Warda.Kreatif forms: Wardwe, Wardwi, Wiward. [more]
How popular is Ward?
Ward is a somewhat popular first name for men (#687 out of 1220, Top 56%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#71 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Ward for boys. Ward reached its highest rank of #287 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Howard (#987 from current records) is the only other popular variation form of Ward. Adoption of these forms of Ward reached its highest during 1890-1899 (adoption of 0.84%) and has become much less since (adoption 0.007%, ▼99.2%). Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Ward and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Ward▼ is pronounced similarly to Ard and Eward. Other recommended similar baby names are Baird, Bard, Caerd, Card, Cord, Dard, Ferd▼, Gard, Gyrd, Kord, Laird, Wade▼, Wain, Wake, Wald, Waldi, Waldo▼, Walt, Ware, Wat, Watt, Way, Wayde, Wayn and Wild. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ward.