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Howard Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Howard is of English origin.

The meaning of Howard is "noble watchman".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 987 in baby name popularity for boys with 208 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.


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Howard has the diminutive (nickname) Howie.

Other Tidbits

Howard falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Howard Hughes.

Name Fun

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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.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.