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Gender: Male Meaning of Warren: "park-keeper" Origin of Warren: English from French Warren's Popularity in 2017: #360

The name Warren is a boy's name of French, English origin meaning "park-keeper". Warren is ranked #360 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Popular English Boys' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "ALPHABET Drop 2 Add 1 - Boys".

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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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Famous People Named Warren

Warren Gamaliel Harding, 29th U.S. president
(Henry) Warren Beatty, American actor
Warren Edward Buffett, American businessman and investor
Warren Earl Burger, 15th Chief Justice of the U.S.
(John) Warren Hull, American actor
Warren Edward Spahn, American baseball player
Warren Minor Christopher, 63rd U.S. Secretary of State
Warren Jay Terhune, 13th Governor of American Samoa
Warren William Zevon, American singer-songwriter
Warren Haynes, American guitarist of The Allman Brothers Band
Warren Creavalle, American soccer player
Warren Carlos Sapp, American NFL football player
Warren Sabir McGlone aka Steady B, American rapper
Warren Brown, English actor
Warren Lewis, older bother of novelist C.S. Lewis
Warren Hastings, 1st Governor-General of British India
(Hans) Warren Christie, Canadian actor
Warren Mitchell, English actor
(Harold) Warren Moon, American NFL football player
Alan James "Warren" Clarke, English actor
Warren Griffin III aka Warren G, American rapper
Warren James Feeney, Northern Irish footballer
Warren Fales Draper, American physician; assistant Surgeon General of the U.S.
Earl Warren, 14th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

Pop Culture References for the name Warren

Warren Whelan, character on TV's "Everybody Loves Raymond"
Warren Vidic, character in video game "Assassin's Creed"
Warren Bettany, character on British TV series "Bedlam"
Warren Kenneth Worthington III aka Angel, character in X-Men comics
Warren Merriwether, character on TV's "227"
Warren Peace, character in film "Sky High"
Warren Graham, character in video game "Life is Strange"
Warren Fox, character on British soap "Hollyoaks"
Warren Delgado, character in "Sims" series
Warren Burgess, character in Brandon Mull's "Fablehaven" series



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.