Gender: Male Meaning of Ford: "dweller at the ford" Origin of Ford: English Ford's Popularity in 2019: #561

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.

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Rank in US: #561

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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 :)