Ward: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ward
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As a first name, no one (to my knowledge of any public note.
As a surname. Artemus Ward was a wondrous nineteenth century humorist, now sunk into oblivion.
"No one feels so helpless as the owner of a sick goldfish!"
Henry Ward Beecher.
That eloquent preacher
Said, to the hen,
You're an elegant creature,
The hen, pleased with that
Laid an egg in his hat,
And thus did the hen reward Beecher.
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It has been a delight to me -- with a stiflingly mundane last name the odd but euphonious first name sets me up as an all but unique individual, GOOGLE and it's ME!
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The Old English name derives from an occupational surname for a civil guard/keeper of the watch, or alternately as a topographical surname from the word "werd" ("marsh").
The Old Gaelic surname derives from "Mac an Bhaird" ("son of the Bard"). A bard being a story teller or poet.
The two names are completely unrelated ethnically one being Germanic and the other Celtic.
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Ward Bond, actor
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Ward Cleaver, the father on "Leave It to Beaver"