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Gender: Male Meaning of Ward: "guard, watchman" Origin of Ward: English occupational name

The name Ward is a boy's name of English origin meaning "guard, watchman". Ward and is often added to lists like Unusual Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF (1819-1910, Victorian and Edwardian)".

From the experts:

Until recently Ward was, like Wally, a Cleaver name, but today's parents are seeing it as a cooler nickname for Edward than Eddie, and are also beginning to use it on its own.

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Famous People Named Ward

Wardell Edwin "Ward" Bond, American character actor
John Edward "Ward" Burton III, American NASCAR driver
Ward LeRoy Churchill, American author and political activist
Ward Charles Kelley (b. 2016), son of American singer-songwriter Charles Kelley

Pop Culture References for the name Ward

Ward Cleaver, dad on TV's "Leave It to Beaver"
Ward Nelson, character in movie "North"
Ward Zabac, side-character on "Final Fantasy VIII"
Ward Earp, great-grandson of Wyatt Earp on TV's "Wynonna Earp"

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meekshouse Says:


Makes me think of ward of the state

lesliemarion Says:


I love Ward, but then I also have a crush on Ward Cleaver, so there you go! It sounds solid.

servals_ Says:


reminds me of hospital ward