Name: Howard

Origin and Meaning of the Name Howard

  • Meaning:
    Sheep herder; pig guard; high warden
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  • Meaning:
    Brave hearted
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  • Pronunciation:
    (HOW erd)
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    Itself (Howard)
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Miscellaneous Info for Howard

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Howard is the family surname of the English Dukes of Norfolk. Famous members of the family include Katherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII and Thomas Howard, her uncle and the uncle of Anne Boleyn.

    Other people bearing the surname Howard include former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, director Ron Howard and his daughter, actress Bryce Dallas Howard. It was the middle name of 27th American President William Howard Taft.

    Howard has been borne as a first name by director and aviation enthusiast Howard Hughes, talk-show host Howard Stern and musician Howard Goodall.

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