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Meaning and name origin

Ward \wa-rd\ as a boy's 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.


Variations

Ward has 3 variant forms: Warde, Warden and Worden.

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

There is 1 feminine form of Ward: Warda.


Popularity

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).

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

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

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).

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

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