Bayard Origin and Meaning

The name Bayard is a boy's name of English origin meaning "russet-haired".

An old English redhead name -- one of the few that doesn't begin with the letter r -- with references both to a famous French knight and a magical horse.

# 979 in the US

Bayard Rank in US Top 1000

Famous People Named Bayard

  • Bayard RustinAmerican Civil Rights Leader
  • Bayard TaylorAmerican poet
  • Bayard VeillerAmerican playwright

Bayard in Pop Culture

  • Bayard Sartorischaracter in the writings of William Faulkner
  • Bayard Ellisdefense attorney character in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit