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The name Howard has the following meaning:

The guardian of the home.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Howard is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 725 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Howard fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 40 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 945 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Howard in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Howard is pronounced as how-erd


Howard originates from the German language.

See other suggested German boy baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Howard and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Howard: Boys - Henery, Hugh, Kirby, Girls - Adline, Mittie, Both genders - Alice, Ballard, Bertha, Charles, Emerson, Emma


Popular Variants for the name Howard: Howea, Howee, Howerd, Howey, Howi, Howie, Howird, Howord, Howurd, Howy, Howyrd, Ward


Common nicknames for the name Howard are: Howie


We think the name Howard should fall under the following style category: Classics.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Howard to be: Wise, caring and easygoing

In one word, you might describe Howard as a(n) "wise" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Howard (or its variants) are:

Howard Baker, born on 15 November, a famous politician. Howard Baker's background: A former Senate Majority Leader, Republican U.S. Senator from Tennessee, White House Chief of Staff, and a former United States Ambassador to Japan.

Howard Hughes, born on 24 December, a famous public figure. Howard Hughes's background: An American aviator, engineer, industrialist, film producer/director, philanthropist, and one of the wealthiest people in the world.

Howard Cosell, born on 25 March, a famous media personality. Howard Cosell's background: An American sports journalist.
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Howard (725)
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