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What does Harding mean?

Harding Pronunciation of Harding as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Harding is "brave, strong". Surname from Hearding, a derivative of Heard, and hence closely related to Hardy. American President Warren Gamaliel Harding.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, brave, strong, surname


VARIANT Hardinge




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How popular is Harding?

Harding is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#823 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Harding entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its highest rank of #798 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

The only other prominent related form of Harding is Hardy. Adoption of these forms of Harding was common a century ago (AVERAGE #1203), but now, the form Hardy has gone out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Harding, Hardy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Banning, Canning, Cardin, Carling, Darring, Erling, Erving, Godding, Golding, Goring, Haakin, Haddin, Haddon, Hadi, Hadon, Hadwin, Haldan, Haldane, Halden, Hamdani, Hamdi, Harben, Harbin, Harden, Hardin, Hardon, Hardwen (see Hardwin), Hardwick, Hardwin, Hardwinn (see Hardwin), Hardwyn, Hardwynn, Harish, Harjit, Harken, Harkin, Harlan, Harlen, Harlenn, Harli, Harlin, Harlynn, Harman, Harmann, Harmon, Harmonn (see Harman), Harmony, Haron, Haroon, Haroun, Harri, Harris, Hartwig, Harun, Harvie, Harwill (see Hartwell), Hasting, Havin, Hawkins, Haydan, Hayden, Haydn, Hazin, Henning, Herin, Irving, Jardine, Loring, Manning, Masling (see Maslin), Reading, Reeding (see Reading), Reiding, Starling and Waring. These names tend to be more commonly used than Harding.

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