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What does Seward mean?

Seward Pronunciation of Seward as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Seward is "sea guardian; victory guardian". Earl Siward (11th-century) of Northumberland (in England) was a general of the English army. In more modern times, William Henry Seward, Secretary of State under Lincoln and Johnson, was responsible for the American purchase of Alaska from Russia. Mostly 19th century use.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, sea, guardian (defender), victory, earl (noble), england, army (warrior), modern, 19th century


VARIANTS Sewerd, Siward



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How popular is Seward?

Seward is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#3292 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Seward reached its highest rank of #1183 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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Recommended sound-alike names are Alhard (see Allard), Aliard, Asgard, Bayard, Bernard, Derward, Durward, Eadward, Edgard, Eduard, Edvard, Edward, Ellard, Eudard, Everard, Evrard, Eward, Ferd, Gerard, Gerhard, Gerrard, Girard, Halward, Haward, Hazard, Hobard, Howard, Jerard, Jerarrd (see Gerard), Kenward, Lenard, Lennard, Leonard, Menard, Renard, Rennard, Reynard, Rikard, Said, Sean, Seann, Seasar, Sebert, Segar, Seguaro (see Saguaro), Sela, Selah, Sellars, Seraph, Severn, Sewald, Sewall, Sewell, Sezar, Shad, Shepard, Sheppard, Sherard, Sherrard, Sigvard, Spark, Spear, Speare, Spears, Stark, Starr, Stearn, Steinard, Steward, Stewart, Stuart, Swain, Swayn, Vernard and Ward. These names tend to be more frequently used than Seward.

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