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Gender: M Meaning of Ford: "dweller at the ford" Origin of Ford: English Ford's Popularity in 2015: #741

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. Sportswriter Ford Frick 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 other names such as Clifford.

Famous People Named Ford

Ford Madox Ford, English novelist and poet
Ford Murphy, son of Ryan Murphy
Ford Martin Goddard (b. 2006), son of actor Daniel Goddard
Ford Sterling Clawson (b. 2015), son of songwriter Rodney Clawson and singer Nicolle Galyon
Harrison Ford, American actor
Henry Ford, American industrialist
Robert Ford Wilson, son of Owen Wilson

Pop Culture References for the name Ford

Stanford (Ford) Pines, a main character in Disney's Gravity falls
Ford Prefect, character in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
Nathan Ford, character on "Leverage"
Ford Brody, character in "Godzilla"
James "Sawyer" Ford, character on "LOST"
Ford Hendrix, character in "Susan's Mallery's Fools Gold" series
Ford, car company
Ford, female character in TV show "Chasing Life"

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