US Popularity:1985
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.

Shepard Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Shepard is currently #3191 on The Bump
Boy:Shepard is currently #1768 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Shepard is currently #1985 in U.S. births
Boy:Shepard is currently #954 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 38
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data

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