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Gender: Male Meaning of Ford: "dweller at the ford" Origin of Ford: English Ford's Popularity in 2017: #711

The name Ford is a boy's name of English origin meaning "dweller at the ford". Ford is ranked #711 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Water and discussed in our forums with posts like "Think/Say".

From the experts:

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.

Find other names based on Ford using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Ford

Ford Madox Ford (born Ford Hermann Hueffer), English novelist and poet
Ford Madox Brown, English painter
Ford Rainey, American actor
Ford Walker, son of Elle Walker co-funder of YouTube channel "whatsupmoms"
Ford Beebe, American screenwriter
Ford Quint Elvidge, 2nd Governor of Guam
Francis Ford Coppola, American 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 Ford, American actor
Henry Ford, American industrialist
Ford Wilson Cameron-Griffin (b.2013), son of NBA player, Blake Griffin and Brynn Cameron

Pop Culture References for the name Ford

Ford Fairlane, main character in film "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane"
Stanford "Ford" Pines, a main character on animated series "Gravity falls"
Ford Prefect, character in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
Ford Brody, character in film "Godzilla"
Ford Cruller, a character in video game Psychonauts
Ford Hendrix, character in "Susan's Mallery's Fools Gold" series
Ford, female character on TV's "Chasing Life"
Nathan Ford, character on "Leverage"
James "Sawyer" Ford, character on "LOST"
Ford, automaker founder by Henry Ford

Fordon, Forden, Forde


hermioneameliastyles Says:


Ford is a great name for anyone who loves cars or Star Wars (thanks to Harrison Ford). Ford is a beautiful name. I first considered it when YouTuber Mallory Ervin and her husband used it for their first child. Such a cute name.

stella2007 Says:


I've really fallen in love with this name. Yes it is a car name but sounds so much better being used as a boy's name. Short, Sharp and cool!

SweetPraline Says:


I heard this name being used recently by a Youtuber and the second I heard it come from her lips I was hooked. It reminded me for literally a second of the company, but then I was over it. All names have associations and that wouldn't stop me from using it. I've known a Chevy, and Ford is definitely high on my list of contenders.

Shishi Says:


Aw this is my little bros name :)