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What does Milward mean?

Milward Pronunciation of Milward as a name for boys is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Milward is "guardian of the mill". Milward is a variant form of Millard (Old English): American President Millard Fillmore.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, guardian (defender)


VARIANTS Millward, Millerd



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How popular is Milward?

Milward is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#51233 out of 150436, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

The only popular variation form of Milward (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) listed in the Top 2000 is Millard. This relation of Milward was at the top of its popularity a century ago (#216), but now, Millard has become less fashionable. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Millard in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Adlard, Alard, Alhard (see Allard), Aliard, Allard, Aylward, Ballard, Derward, Durward, Eadward, Edward, Eideard, Einhard, Ellard, Eward, Gaillard, Gallard, Giffard (see Gifford), Gilford, Girard, Hallward, Halvard, Halward, Halwerd, Haward, Hayward, Hillard, Hilliard, Hillyard, Howard, Hulbard (see Hulbert), Kenward, Kinnard, Mainard, Maynard, Meinhard, Menard, Milan, Milbank, Milborn, Milburn, Milford, Millar, Miller, Millford (see Milford), Mitford, Norward, Pollard, Ricard, Richard, Rickard, Rickward, Rikard, Riobard, Riocard, Seward, Sigvard, Siward, Steward, Tilford, Villard, Wilford, Willard and Willerd. These names tend to be more commonly used than Milward.

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