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What does Warren mean?

Warren Pronunciation of Warren as a boys' name is of Old English and Middle English origin, and the meaning of Warren is "watchman; park warden". A warren was originally a game preserve. The word is now used to describe human dwellings that appear like the haphazard tunnels of a rabbit. Also possibly from Norman French "warrene" meaning "stockyard". The name was used in the late 19th century and made famous by President Warren G. Harding. Actor Warren Beatty; American Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger; football player Warren Sapp.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, park (tree), dwellings (home), norman, 19th century, famous, chief (leader), justice


VARIANTS Ware, Waring, Warrin, Warriner



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How popular is Warren?

Warren is a very popular first name for males (#164 out of 1220, Top 13%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#166 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Warren reached its top position of #51 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is presently at #337. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Similar Names

Warren is pronounced similarly to Aaran, Aaren, Aarin, Aaron, Aaronn, Aarron, Aaryn, Ahren, Airen, Aren, Arien, Arran, Arren, Arrin, Arron, Ayren, Erron, Oren, Orran, Orren and Orrin. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Barree, Barren, Barret, Barrey, Barron, Carden, Carmen, Carsen, Darrien, Darron, Darryn, Derren, Dorren, Farran, Farren, Farrer, Farron, Garen, Garmen, Garred, Garrey, Garron, Harden, Harken, Harlen, Harmen, Harrel, Jarran, Jarren, Jarret, Jarrin, Jarron, Jerren, Karmen, Karrel, Laren, Larron, Lorren, Marden, Marlen, Marten, Naren, Taren, Tarren, Tarrent, Tarrenz (see Terence), Tarron, Tarryn, Varten, Walden, Warley, Warton, Waylen and Worden. These names tend to be less frequently used than Warren.

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