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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.

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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-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"
Ward Earp, great-grandson of Wyatt Earp, father of Willa, Wynonna and Waverly in SyFy's Wynonna Earp

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