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What does Buford mean?

Buford Pronunciation of Buford as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Buford is "ford near the aviary". This was given as a surname for people from Buford in Yorkshire, England. Also form of Burford.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, ford (river), surname, england


VARIANTS Beuford, Ford




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How popular is Buford?

Buford is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#755 out of 1220, Top 62%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#3722 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Buford reached its highest position of #354 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Ford (#635 A YEAR AGO) and Buell are the prominent variation forms of Buford appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Buford was common 108 years ago and is somewhat less today, with the form Buford becoming somewhat dated. Ford is more ubiquitous than the rest.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Buford, Buell, Ford in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Buford and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Buford is alike in pronunciation to Bufford and Byford. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aldford (see Alford), Alford, Allford, Ashford, Baird, Balfore, Bayard, Bayerd, Bayrd, Beaufort, Bedford, Bird, Bjorn, Boid, Bond, Born, Boyd, Bradford, Brod, Bucardo, Bud, Budd, Burg, Burgard, Burl, Burn, Burnard, Burr, Burt, Byrd, Cord, Elford, Ellford (see Elford), Eudard, Gifford, Gilford, Gjord, Guilford, Gyfford (see Gifford), Hanford, Harford, Huxford, Jefford, Kord, Lawford, Linford, Lord, Lynford, Medford, Milford, Mitford, Njord, Orford, Oxford, Oxxford (see Oxford), Radford, Rayford, Redford, Reeford, Rexford, Rufford (see Ruford), Ruford, Rumford, Rushford, Safford, Sanford, Staford, Telford, Tilford, Twyford, Walford, Warford and Wynford. These names tend to be less frequently used than Buford.

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