Shepard: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Shepard

Shepard

Pronunciation: SHEH-perd (key)

Some surnames sound preppy. Others sound cute, or modern, or sophisticated. Shepard doesn't aim for any of those targets. Its appeal is of the English sheepdog variety, all shaggy, aw-shucks charm -- especially when you use the nickname Shep. But English sheepdogs are sharper than they look. Shepard, for all its modest manner, is a high-fashion name.

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Related Names:

Shep, Shepherd, Sheppard

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