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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.

Associated with: old english, occupational, 19th century.


Ward has 3 variants: Warde, Warden and Worden.

Related boy name: Howard.

Ward has 1 feminine form: Warda.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Waurd, Werd, ..

(female) Wada, Wardda, ..

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Ward for boys. Ward reached its highest rank of #288 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ward name in U.S.

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

Howard (#987 from current records) is the only other popular variation form of Ward. Adoption of these forms of Ward reached its highest in the 1910s (adoption of 0.72%) and has become much less since (adoption 0.01%, 98.5%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ward, Howard 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 names are Alard, Baird, Bard, Bayrd, Bird, Byrd, Caerd, Caird, Card, Cord, Dard, Ferd, Ford, Gard, Gyrd, Kaird, Kord, Laird, Lord, Wade, Wain, Wake, Wald, Waldi, Waldo, Walid, Walt, Ware, Wat, Watt, Way, Wayde, Wayn and Wild. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ward.