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Gender: Male Origin of Bard: Irish variation of Baird Meaning of Baird: Scottish occupational name, "minstrel, poet"

The name Bard is a boy's name of Irish origin. Bard and is often added to lists like Best One-of-a-Kind Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Build a Sibset With Middles".

From the experts:

Great middle name choice for Shakespeare lovers.

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Famous People Named Bard

The Bard, nickname for William Shakespeare
Wilkie Bard, English music-hall comedian
Bard Ylvisaker, from Norway duo Ylvis

Pop Culture References for the name Bard

Bard, the bowman and "dragon-slayer" in J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" trilogy

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NaomiNY Says:


This is also the name of a character from the anime "Kuroshitsuji" (Black Butler).