Meaning and Name Origin
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)
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)