Meaning and name origin
For more information, see also the related boy name Howard.
There is 1 feminine form of Ward: Warda.
Ward is a somewhat popular first name for males (#687 out of 1220, Top 56%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#66 out of 88799, Top 1%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ward for boys. Ward reached its highest rank of #287 in the U.S. in 1890-1899 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ward and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Howard (#987) and Ward. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).