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Meaning and Name Origin

Ward \wa-rd\ 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.


Ward has 3 variants: Warde, Warden and Worden.

For more information, see also the related boy name Howard.

Ward has 1 feminine form: Warda.


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 (#66 out of 88799, 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. during the years 1890-1899, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ward name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Ward and corresponding names. Howard (#987 the previous year) is the only other popular variation form of Ward listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names reached its highest during the years 1890-1899 and has become much less since, with the versions Howard and Ward becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Howard, Ward in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ward is pronounced similarly to Ard and Eward. Other recommended similar baby names are Bard, Card, Dard, Gard, Wald and Ware. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ward.