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Gender: M Meaning of Ford: "dweller at the ford" Origin of Ford: English Ford's Popularity in 2014: #883

The long association to the Ford Motor Company doesn't stand in the way of this being a strong, independent, single-syllable name.

Owen Wilson named his son Robert Ford--although the baby's name was first released as Ford Linton.

Among notable namesakes are writer Ford Madox Ford, author of The Good Soldier, who was born Ford Hermann Hueffer but changed his Germanic name to honor his grandfather, the Pre-Raphaelite painter Ford Madox Brown; and sportswriter Ford Frick, who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

There are many more outstanding surnamed-Fords, including the presidential Gerald (born Leslie Lynch King, Jr) and his wife Betty, industrialist Henry and actor Harrison, to name a few.

Ford can work on its own or be a short form of a name such as Clifford.

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Famous People Named Ford

Henry Ford, maker of the Ford car company
Harrison Ford, American actor
Ford, son of Ryan Murphy
Robert Ford Wilson (born 2011), son of Owen Wilson

Pop Culture References for the Name Ford

Ford Prefect, character in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
Nathan Ford, character on TV show "Leverage"
Ford Brody, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson in "Godzilla"
James "Sawyer" Ford, character on LOST
Ford, car company
Ford Hendrix, character from Susan's Mallery's Fools Gold series

Forde, Forden, Fordon

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