What does Ward mean?
Ward /ward/ [1 syll.] 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 the previous year) is the only other popular variation form of Ward. Adoption of these boy names reached its highest during 1890-1899 (usage of 0.84%) and has become much less since (usage 0.0065%, ▼99.2%), with the versions Howard and Ward becoming less stylish. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Ward and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)