Gender / Sex: boy
Related Names: Carden
Variant forms: Shep, Shepard, Shephard, Shepp, Sheppard, Shepperd
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 569
Shepherd \sh(e)-phe-rd\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Shepherd is "shepherd". Occupational name. Mostly 19th-century use. "Pooh" illustrator Ernest Shepard.
Shepherd has 6 variant forms: Shep, Shepard, Shephard, Shepp, Sheppard and Shepperd.
For more information, see also the related name Carden.
View a list of the 13 names that reference Shepherd.
Shepherd is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#569 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)