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Howard Meaning


What does Howard mean?

The name Howard is of English origin.

The meaning of Howard is "noble watchman".

Howard is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ho-ward.

The Given Name Howard

Memorable and valiant, it is a name considered by many parents.

Elegant yet mesmerizing, the name is a great blend of character and flair.

Howard remains a favorite due to its delightful and sweet nature.

Howard falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Howard Florey, Howard Hawks, and Howard Hughes.

Howard Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 968 in baby name popularity for boys with 213 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 999 in baby name popularity for boys with 202 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

View the Howard Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Howard has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Howard to other names.

Howard Related Names

Howard has the diminutive (nickname) Howie.

Famous Howards

  • Howard Florey ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1945
  • Howard Hawks ~ Film Director
  • Howard Hughes ~ Business Mogul
  • Howard Martin Temin ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1975
  • Howard Shore ~ Musician

Howard Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Howard.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Howard Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Howard in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Howard.

Just for fun, see the name Howard in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Howard in Nautical Flags page.