Meaning:Wide river-crossing
Give baby a name that will help them navigate even the harshest of waters with Rumford. A masculine name of Old English origin, Rumford means “wide river-crossing” and is also what is known as a toponymic name. This is when a name is derived from a place or topographical feature. In this case, there are quite a few contenders, including places as close as Rumford, Maine, to some further afield, like the Rumford crater on the moon. It takes a skilled explorer to traverse even the smallest of rivers, and so this moniker will hopefully inspire and assist baby no matter where they go! Ru, Rum, and Ford are some nicknames that are practically swimming with potential.

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