Popularity:2012
Origin:British
Meaning:shepherd
Signifying a natural-born leader, Shepard is a British boy's name that means "sheep herder"—from the Old English sceaphierde. A phonetic iteration of the ancient occupation, Shepard is immersed in a long legacy of deep spiritual and cultural symbolism. Across literature and art, Shepherding has been used to reflect divine guidance and protection. Far more than a commander, Shepard is a faithful guardian who thrives best when helping others flourish.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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