US Popularity:2103
Other Origin(s):German
Meaning:High guardian; Heart-brave
When you think of Howard, moguls and movie stars like millionaire Howard Hughes or actor Howard Hesseman might come to mind. But this beautiful boy’s name has many other meanings that’ll make a real mark on baby. Possibly pulled from the Old Norse name Havard, Howard means “high guardian.” And borrowed from the Old German name Hughard, meaning “heart-brave,” Howard is a wonderful way to awaken your little one's inner warrior. Whether baby’s made for big bucks or the battlefield, you can bet on Howard for bigger things to come.

Famous People Named Howard

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Howard Charles
    TV Actor
  • Howard Hanson
  • Howard Schultz
  • Howard Stern
    Radio Host
  • Moe Howard

Howard Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Howard is currently #4274 on The Bump
Boy:Howard is currently #2396 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Howard is currently #2103 in U.S. births
Boy:Howard is currently #1003 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 58
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data

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