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Gender: Male Origin of Shepherd: Occupational name Shepherd's Popularity in 2018: #718

The name Shepherd is a boy's name . Shepherd is ranked #718 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Celebrity Baby Word Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Shepherd is an occupational surname with a pleasant pastoral feel. It was chosen for their son by the Jerry Seinfelds, which might inspire others to follow their lead.

There are other spelling choices--Shepard, Sheperd, Sheppard--all of which lead to the friendly nickname Shep. Artist Shepard Fairey (original first name Frank) gained a lot of attention for his Obama HOPE poster.

Those various spellings are reflected in the surnames of such notables as astronaut Alan Shepard, "Winnie the Pooh" illustrator Ernest Shepard, actor/playwright Sam Shepard, "A Christmas Story" writer Jean Shepherd, Fox News anchor Shepard Smith, and actress Cybill Shepherd. Shepherd might be thought of as one of the out-of-the-box names for Christmas babies.

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Pop Culture References for the name Shepherd

Shepard, Shephard, Shepperd, Sheppard, Shep

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