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.
Related boy name: Howard.
1 feminine form: Warda.Creative forms:
(male) Waurd, Werd, ..
(female) Waria, Wate, .. Middle name pairings:
Ward Jaydon (W.J.), ..
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)
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, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Howard (#1037 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%, ▼98.6%).
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.See names in meaning and etymology.