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Gender: M Meaning of Howard: "brave heart" Origin of Howard: German

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Howard, once hugely popular -- in the Top 50 from the 1870s to early 1950s -- is now a real dad-grandad name, with no sign of a revival in sight. To honor a relative, you might just drop the first syllable and call him Ward.

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Famous People Named Howard

Howard Allan Stern, American radio personality
Howard K. Stern, American attorney
Howard Dean, American politician and medical doctor
Howard Cosell, sports broadcaster
Howard Hughes, American aviation pioneer and film mogul
Howard Goodall, English musicologist
Howard Judd, American physician and medical researcher
Howard Phillips "H.P." Lovecraft, American writer
Howard "Howie" Mandel, Canadian comedian, actor, and TV host
Howard Bailey Jr, American rapper
(Howard) Duane Allman, American guitarist and musician

Pop Culture References for the Name Howard

Howard Wolowitz, character on US sitcom The Big Bang Theory
Ornette Howard, from the TV series "Friday Night Lights"
Howard Burleigh, character on US sitcom "Coach"
Howard, from the movie "Reflections on a Crime"
Howard Stark, father of Tony Stark

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