Stafford Name Meaning & Origin

Stafford

Pronunciation: STA-ferd (key)

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Comments and insights on the name Stafford: | Edit

This is my top choice if I have a boy! I heard the name on the movie "The Parent Trap." (The original version with Haley Mills) One of the twins talks about her boyfriend, "Stafford," with her mother. I heard it as a little girl and I've always loved it!

Personal experiences with the name Stafford: | Edit

I'm a girl named Stafford, and I've always loved it. People don't know that you're a woman, so it can cause confusion, but it's so uncommon you are usually the only person everyone has ever met with the name.

It's unique, but easy to pronounce.

Nicknames for Stafford: | Edit

Ta, Staff, Ford, Taffy (girl)

Meanings and history of the name Stafford: | Edit

It means the Boat tether at the landing ford... the place you tie off your boat before you choose which fork in the river to traverse, or where everything comes together. Divergence and convergence all in one place.

Famous real-life people named Stafford: | Edit

Stafford Cripps (1889–1952), British politician
Stafford Huyler, a cartoonist who created NetBoy, one of the first Webcomics
Stafford Repp, character actor best known for his role as Chief O'Hara on the Batman TV series
Stafford Fairborne, English politician, MP for Rochester
Stafford, a battery-electric shunting engine from Thomas & Friends

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Boyfriend in the Parent Trap

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