Popularity:5047
Origin:British
Other Origin(s):Gaelic, Irish
Meaning:Watchman; Son of the bard
Most typically a surname, Ward has strong English and Gaelic roots and a definition of “watchman.” It originates from an occupational surname borne by a guard or civil keeper and is believed to come from the Gaelic family name Mac an Bháird, meaning “son of the bard.” It found its place in the top 100 surnames in both Ireland and America in the year 2010, making for a fantastic choice that will keep baby connected to their roots on the Emerald Isle.
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