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What does Wilford mean?

Wilford Pronunciation of Wilford [wil-ford] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Wilford is "willow-ford". Place name. Actor Wilford Brimley.

Associated with: old english, willow (tree), ford (river).


Creative forms:
(male) Winford, ..


Middle name pairings:
Wilford Malcolm (W.M.), ..

How popular is Wilford?

Wilford is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#771 out of 1220, Top 63%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#11003 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Wilford reached its top rank of #368 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Wilford is pronounced similarly to Alford, Allford, Elford, Ellford, Walford, Welford and Wellford. Other suggested similar names are Gifford, Gilford, Guilford, Halford, Linford, Milford, Millford (see Milford), Mitford, Telford, Tilford, Walfred, Warford, Welborn, Whitford, Wilber, Wilbert, Wilbur, Wilburn, Wilburt, Wilfred, Wilfredo, Wilfrid, Wilfried, Wilfryd, Willard, Willerd, Willfred, Willfrid, Willfryd, Wilmore, Wolfert and Wynford. These names tend to be less commonly used than Wilford.

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