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What does Hayward mean?

Hayward Pronunciation of Hayward as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Hayward is "keeper or guardian of the hedged enclosure". Occupational name.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, occupational




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How popular is Hayward?

Hayward is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#2218 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Hayward reached its highest position of #703 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Similar Names

Hayward is pronounced similarly to Haward and Howard. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aylward, Ballard, Barnard, Bayard, Bayerd, Bayrd, Braynard, Dainard, Daneard, Daynard (see Dainard), Derward, Durward, Eadward, Edward, Eward, Gallard, Garrard, Gaspard, Gaylord, Haamad, Hadar, Haidar, Halford, Hallvard, Hallward, Halvar, Halvard, Halverd, Halward, Halwerd, Hamar, Hammad, Hammar, Hanford, Harald, Harford, Harfurd (see Harford), Harland, Harvard, Harwood, Hawarden (see Hallward), Hayatt, Haydan, Haydar, Hayder, Haylan, Haywood, Hazard, Hazzard, Hereward, Heywood, Hillard, Hobard, Hubbard, Hulbard (see Hulbert), Jarard, Jarrard, Kenward, Langward, Mainard, Maynard, Maynhard, Milward, Norward, Packard, Rayford, Raynard, Raynord, Reynard, Seward, Siward and Steward. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hayward.

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