US Popularity:1053
Meaning:A shallow body of water to cross; Crossing; Someone who lives near a ford
Ford is a boy’s name originating from Britain. The term “ford” derives from Old English, meaning “a shallow body of water to cross.” Other simpler definitions include a “crossing” and “someone who lives near a ford.” There have been many famous Fords throughout history, including the author, Ford Madox Ford, and Henry Ford, the founder of Ford Motor Cars. With prestigious Fords glittered throughout history, baby will certainly be in good company.

Famous People Named Ford

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Betty Ford
    United States First Lady
  • Eileen Ford
  • Gerald Ford
    United States President
  • Harrison Ford
  • John Ford
  • Whitey Ford
    Baseball Player

Ford Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Ford is currently #2018 on The Bump
Boy:Ford is currently #1124 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Ford is currently #1053 in U.S. births
Boy:Ford is currently #521 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 49
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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