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What does Ward mean?

Ward \wa-rd\ 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.


Variations

Ward has 3 variants: Warde, Warden and Worden.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Howard.

Ward has 1 feminine form: Warda.


Popularity

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. during the years 1890-1899, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

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%, down 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)

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 pronounced similarly to Ard and Eward. Other recommended 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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