What does Woodward mean?
Woodward [wood-ward] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Woodward is "woods warden". Place name. Actor Edward Woodward.
Woodward has 1 variant: Woodard.Creative forms:
(female) Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Woodward?
Woodward is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#875 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Woodward has not been recorded in the list so far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Woodward is alike in pronunciation to Eadward and Edward▼. Other suggested similar names are Adlard, Aylward, Bogaard, Derward, Durward▼, Edgard, Edouard, Eduard, Edvard, Eideard, Eudard, Eward, Gardnard (see Gardner), Godard, Goddard, Gotthard, Hallward, Halward, Haward, Hayward, Hereward, Hobard, Howard▼, Kenward, Langward, Leonard▼, Leonhard, Lombard, Lonnard, Millward, Milward, Norward, Norwerd (see Norward), Pollard, Rickward, Riobard, Riocard, Rudyard, Seward, Siward, Steward, Stockard, Stoddard, Ward▼, Willard▼, Wolfhart, Woodrow▼, Woodson, Woody and Woolworth. These names tend to be more commonly used than Woodward.See names in meaning and etymology.