Howard

Howard - A very unique male name



  Jun 27,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Howard, meaning high guardian or brave heart, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #27. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Howard and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Howard? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Howard. The baby boy name Howard was given to 154 baby boys in 2012, ranking #969 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 10,656 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Howard peaked in popularity 98 years ago in 1919 on position 24.



Famous with this name

Terrence Howard
Ron Howard
Bryce Dallas Howard


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Howard is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Howard is currently topping the baby name charts in Wisconsin at position #512 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,036.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Howard is where you live.


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Howard origin and meaning

Howard is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means high guardian or brave heart. To see famous people named Howard, pop culture references for the name Howard and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Howard

We've found the following names that sound similar to Howard, sorted by popularity.

Hayward / Hardy / Heyward / Harout / Horatio / Hardie / Harut / Hiroto / Hart / Haruto /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012969
2011942
2010936
2009973
2008923
2007882
2006821
2005821
2004777
2003709
2002695
2001645
2000664
1999626
1998593
1997578
1996582
1995537
1994519
1993501
1992473
1991443
1990395
1989387
1988345
1987332
1986326
1985310
1984298
1983282
1982268
1981256
1980245
1979237
1978224
1977215
1976208
1975195
1974187
1973174
1972168
1971156
1970156
1969143
1968132
1967131
1966120
1965122
1964116
1963114
1962114
1961109
1960108
1959104
195895
195789
195684
195584
195480
195377
195273
195175
195063
194963
194863
194762
194655
194554
194453
194348
194249
194147
194045
193947
193842
193742
193640
193539
193437
193336
193235
193134
193031
192931
192831
192728
192627
192526
192426
192326
192226
192127
192024
191924
191826
191726
191625
191525
191426
191326
191225
191128
191027

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Wisconsin512
Maryland513
Tennessee619
Minnesota648
Pennsylvania691
Alabama727
Georgia750
New York780
Illinois911
California929
Michigan937
Texas938
Ohio975
Florida1036

Even more about Howard


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Howard a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Howard?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1919
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Howard
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 10,656
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +154

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