US Popularity:15957
Meaning:Cattle crossing
Rutherford is a boy’s name and surname of Old English origin. It may derive from the Old English word rother, meaning “cattle,” “ford,” or “river crossing.” Another theory is that a man named Ruther once carried a Scottish king across the River Tweed, and the king’s descendant gave Ruther’s family land. Rutherford then became the surname of that family. Alternatively, Rutherford may derive from the West Flemish placename Ruddervoorde. Whichever meaning you prefer, Rutherford has an old-fashioned English feel that’s sure to give baby an air of sophistication!

Famous People Named Rutherford

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  • Rutherford B. Hayes
    United States President

Rutherford Name Popularity Data

U.S. Births

Overall:Rutherford is currently #15957 in U.S. births
Boy:Rutherford is currently #7614 in U.S. births

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