"dweller at the ford"

Ford Origin and Meaning

The name Ford is a boy's name of English origin meaning "dweller at the ford".

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.

# 473 in the US

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Famous People Named Ford

  • Ford Madox Ford (born Ford Hermann Hueffer)English novelist and poet
  • Ford Madox BrownEnglish painter
  • Ford RaineyAmerican actor
  • Ford Walkerson of Elle Walker co,funder of YouTube channel "whatsupmoms"
  • Ford BeebeAmerican screenwriter
  • Ford Quint Elvidge2nd Governor of Guam
  • Francis Ford CoppolaAmerican film director, producer, and screenwriter
  • Ford Martin Goddard (b. 2006)son of actor Daniel Goddard
  • Ford Jarrett (b. 2008)son of NASCAR driver Jason Jarrett; grandson of Dale Jarrett
  • Ford Murphy (b. 2014)son of director Ryan Murphy
  • Ford Sterling Clawson (b. 2015)son of songwriter Rodney Clawson and singer Nicolle Galyon
  • Ford Robert Clifton (b. 2016)son of actor Scott Clifton
  • Robert Ford Wilson (b. 2011)son of actor Owen Wilson
  • Harrison FordAmerican actor
  • Henry FordAmerican industrialist
  • Ford Wilson CameronGriffin (b.2013), son of NBA player, Blake Griffin and Brynn Cameron

Ford in Pop Culture

  • Ford Fairlanemain character in film "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane"
  • Stanford "Ford" Pinesa main character on the animated series "Gravity falls"
  • Ford Prefectcharacter in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
  • Ford Brodycharacter in film "Godzilla"
  • Ford Crullera character in video game Psychonauts
  • Ford Hendrixcharacter in "Susan's Mallery's Fools Gold" series
  • Fordfemale character on TV's "Chasing Life"
  • Nathan Fordcharacter on "Leverage"
  • James "Sawyer" Fordcharacter on "LOST"
  • Fordautomaker founder by Henry Ford
  • Billy "Ford" Fordhamcharacter in Buffy The Vampire Slayer