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Gender: Male Meaning of Stafford: "from the ford by the landing place" Origin of Stafford: English

The name Stafford is a boy's name of English origin meaning "from the ford by the landing place". Stafford and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF (44 - occupations)".

From the experts:

Sounds as if it should have a Sir before it or a shire following it.

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Famous People Named Stafford

(Richard) Stafford Cripps, former British Chancellor of the Exchequer
Stafford Fairborne, British Navy admiral and politician
Stafford Alois Repp, American actor
Stafford Huyler, American web cartoonist of NetBoy
Conrad Stafford Bain, American actor; twin brother Bonar Bain

Pop Culture References for the name Stafford

Stafford, engine on TV series "Thomas & Friends"


FantasyandPrayer Says:


I think I want to use this as a middle name for a girl. It was my grandmother's maiden name and I've wanted to use it as an honour name for a while but it's never quite felt right on a boy, it feels too clunky. But on a girl it seems right, it feels very strong and solid, and i'd hope it would form a connection between my daughter and my grandmother, one of the greatest, strongest women I knew. After all, if you can name a girl James why not Stafford?

lesliemarion Says:


Or be the name of one of the finest American poets, William Stafford.