Ford

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Gender: M Meaning of Ford: "dweller at the ford" Origin of Ford: English Ford's Popularity in 2016: #712

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.

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 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

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