English occupational name
"guard, watchman"

Ward Origin and Meaning

The name Ward is a boy's name of English origin meaning "guard, watchman".

Until recently Ward was, like Wally, a Cleaver name, but today's parents are seeing it as a cooler nickname for Edward than Eddie, and are also beginning to use it on its own.

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Ward Rank in US Top 1000

# 1291 on Nameberry

Ward Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Ward Popularity

Famous People Named Ward

  • Wardell Edwin "Ward" BondAmerican character actor
  • John Edward "Ward" Burton IIIAmerican NASCAR driver
  • Ward LeRoy ChurchillAmerican author and political activist
  • Ward Charles Kelley (b. 2016)son of American singer,songwriter Charles Kelley

Ward in Pop Culture

  • Ward Cleaverdad on TV's "Leave It to Beaver"
  • Ward Nelsoncharacter in movie "North"
  • Ward Zabacside,character on "Final Fantasy VIII"
  • Ward Earpgreat,grandson of Wyatt Earp on TV's "Wynonna Earp"
  • Grant Warda character in MARVEL's Agent's of Shield TV show