Gender: Male Meaning of Warren: "park-keeper" Origin of Warren: English from French Warren's Popularity in 2019: #349

Warren Origin and Meaning

The name Warren is a boy's name of French, English origin meaning "park-keeper".

Long lingering in limbo, Warren suddenly seems to be on the cusp of revival. One of the oldest recorded English surnames, Warren's popularity in the U.S. dates back to the nineteenth century, and by 1921, reached its peak at Number 24.

At one time it was bestowed in honor of General Joseph Warren, the first hero of the Revolution, who was killed at Bunker Hill. There have also been a number of notable first-named Warrens, including the 29th president, Warren Gamaliel Harding, financier Warren Buffett, actor Warren Beatty and musician Warren Zevon. NFL defensive tackle Warren Sapp was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013.

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Rank in US: #349

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cheesy-biscuit Says:


To me this is super handsome and goes hand-in-hand with Rowan and Eden.

Tommi Says:


I named my May '17 baby Warren Andrew. Definitely think its due for a revival. Sounds similar to Weston and Wyatt but less common.

richardkr34 Says:


This is a fantastic name. I'm a little confused as to how old-timey, what I would consider "farmer" names from the turn of the 20th century aren't more popular. Warren, Ellis, Leland, Amos, Errol, LeRoy, Leon, etc. Well, more choices for my wife and myself, I guess.

June2013Mom Says:


I'm surprised the description doesn't say anything about Earl Warren, one of the greatest supreme court justices of all time. His tenure in the court led to many of the greatest social justice advances put forth by the court (an era now remembered as the Warren Court), such as the end of segregation (Brown v. Board). What a great and powerful association for a name to have.

RoddyThlayli Says:


Warren is one of my absolute favorite names of all time. It has nice meanings (an alternative to the one listed here is "safe haven") and is, at least to my knowledge, not amazingly popular. It's also the name of one of my favorite characters from the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull.

lesliemarion Says:


Sober and unromantic, yes. Nameberry is brilliant with adjectives. But it could also be called solid and dependable too. Personally, I prefer Reuben and Vernon as similar-sounding names with less heaviness.