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Gender: Male Meaning of Rutherford: "cattle ford" Origin of Rutherford: English

The name Rutherford is a boy's name of English origin meaning "cattle ford". Rutherford and is often added to lists like Baby Names with Animal Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "6 Letters or longer boy names; drop two add one".

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Famous People Named Rutherford

Samuel Rutherford (1600-1661), hymnist, Presbyterian pastor
Rutherford Birchard Hayes, 19th U.S. president
Joseph Franklin Rutherford, played a primary role in the organization and doctrinal development of Jehovah's Witnesses

Pop Culture References for the name Rutherford

Matthew Rutherford, Better known as Matt from season 1 of Glee
Cullen Rutherford, character in the "Dragon Age" video game series