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

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.

Famous People Named Ward

Ward Bond, American character actor
John Clive Ward, British-Australian physicist
Tyler Ward, American singer
Rachel Ward, an author

Pop Culture References for the name Ward

Ward Cleaver-Beaver's dad on "Leave It to Beaver"
Ward Nelson, from the movie "North" played by John Ritter
Ward Zabac, side-character on "Final Fantasy VIII"
Grant Ward, character on "Agents of SHIELD"

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