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Boy Name: Stanford

Name: Stanford
Pronunciation: \s-tanfo-rd, st(an)-ford\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: stone ford
Origin: English
Sounds Like: Stanfield
Variant forms: Stamford, Standford
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1002
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1229


Stanford \s-tanfo-rd, st(an)-ford\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Stanford is "stone ford". Place name. Familiar as the name of the great Californian railroad magnate Leland Stanford, who founded the university that bears his name. Composer Charles Stanford.

Stanford has 2 variant forms: Stamford and Standford.

A baby name that sounds like Stanford is Stanfield.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Stanford.


Stanford is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1002 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1229 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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