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Gender: Male Meaning of Stanford: "stony ford" Origin of Stanford: English

The name Stanford is a boy's name of English origin meaning "stony ford". Stanford and is often added to user-created lists like Names of Nobel Prize Winners and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names Searched Right Now Challenge".

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Famous People Named Stanford

Stanford White, American architect, involved in a turn-of-the-century sex scandal and murder
Stanford Elmer "Stan" Parris, U.S. Congressman from Virginia
(Isaac) Stanford Jolley, American character actor
Stanford Moore, American chemist; winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Stanford Sherock Keglar, American NFL football player
Stanford Bermond Routt, American NFL football player
Stanford Everett Morse, Jr., American politician from Mississippi
Leland Stanford, American industrialist, founder of Stanford University

Pop Culture References for the name Stanford

Stanford Blatch, character on TV's "Sex and the City"
Stanford Leonard "Stan" Smith, character on animated series "American Dad!"
Stanford "Stan" Pines, character on animated series "Gravity Falls"
Great Uncle Stanford "Ford," character on "Gravity Falls"
Stanford University in Stanford, California, USA