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Boy Names Ending with -ford

Ford ending baby names and what they mean, with 62 results. -ford names are used more often as masculine names. These boy names were at the height of their popularity 108 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.5%) and have become significantly less conventional since, with names like Milford going out of style. Ford (#635) is the most fashionable boy name among these, while Wolford (TOP 2%) and Bashford (22%) are familiar -ford last names.

-ford names

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Alford - Halford

Alford and variants

Alford1, var. Allford, Aldford
Derivative of Old English element. "The old river-ford." Alford, Allford (cf. Axford, Areford) are common -ford suffix surnames.

Form of Alphonse. From Old German language. "Ready for battle." Usage of Alford as a birth name has decreased since the 1880s. See also Elford.

Ashford1, var. Ashenford
From Old English element. "Ford by the ashes." Outside Top 2000.

Form of Ashton. Source fr. Old English element. "Ash tree town." Rather quirky as a birth name, Ashford exists more commonly as a last name.


Derivative of Old English word. "River." Less widespread today. Bedford last appeared in the 1940s in the Top 2000. See also Redford.

Source fr. Old English language. "Ford where barley grows." Beresford was not among 2018's Top names.

Based on Old English word. "Axe-man's ford." Rare, with the -ord ending, like Bradford, Burford.

Blanford, var. Blandford
From Old English language. "Gray man's ford." Blandford (TOP 8%) and Blanford (11%) occur often as surnames.

Bradford and variants

Bradford, var. Braddford
Based on Old English. "Broad ford." Bradford is generally used as a birth name compared to Braddford.

Buford and variants

Buford1, var. Ford1, Beuford
Based on Old English. "Ford near the aviary." Adoption of Buford and variants as birth names in 2018 was 22.5% more than in 2017.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ford names: Alford, Bedford, Bradford, Buford, Clifford

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ford names: Crawford, Ford, Gifford, Gilford, Guilford

Burford and variants

Burford, var. Buford2, Bufford
Source fr. Old English language. "Ford near the castle." Bufford and Burford are more unusual as birth names.

Origin fr. Old English element. "By the ford." Byford was not among 2018's Top names. See also Beuford.

Clifford and variants

Clifford, var. Clyford, Clyfford
Source fr. Old English element. "Cliff-side ford." Clifford appears regularly (TOP 1%) as a surname.

Derived fr. Old English element. "Ford with the crane." Cranford was not a Top birth name in 2018.


Derived fr. Old English language. "Ford of the crows." Crawford is an uncommonly used male name, registering frequently (TOP 1%) as a last name.

Elford, var. Ellford
From Old English. "Old ford." Eliford and Euford are creative forms.


Derivative of Old English. "River crossing." Ford is at the top of its popularity presently. See also Fred.

Gifford and variants

Gifford, var. Gyfford
Source fr. Old English language. "Brave giver; puffy-faced." Gifford and variants soared in popularity a century ago.

Guildford and variants

Guildford, var. Guilford, Gilford
Based on Old English language. "Ford with yellow flowers." Less widespread today. Gilford was the form last found (the 1950s) in the Top 2000.

Halford, var. Hallford
Derived fr. Old English language. "Valley ford; Hal's ford." Compare surnames Hanford (TOP 10%), Harford (10%).