Howard Name Meaning & Origin

Howard

Pronunciation: HOW-erd (key)

Origin of the name Howard:

Transferred use of the surname, which may be of several different origins. It is believed to be derived from the Old French Huard, a derivative of the German Hugihard (heart brave), from the Old German Howart (high warden, chief warden), from the Old Norse Haward (high guardian, chief warden), and from the Old English Howeherde (ewe herd), which is from the elements ēwe (ewe) and hierde (herd).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Nicknames for Howard

Howie, Ward, Howie-ba-zowie

Meanings and history of the name Howard

Origin: Teutonic
Meaning: Guardian of the Home

Famous real-life people named Howard

Howard Goodall, British composer (Classical music and TV themes:"The Vicar of Dibley","Blackadder" and etc.)
Howard Dean, American physician & politician
Howard Donald
Howard Philips (H.P.) Lovecraft, famous pulp fiction writer, poet, and essayist. Created the famous Cthulhu Mythos.
Howie Dwaine "Howie D." Dorough, member of the Backstreet Boys
Howie Long - NFL footballer player
Howie Mandel- Comic
Howard Hughes- aviator, movie producer, billionaire, and hypochondriac
Howard Cosell- legendary American sports commentator
Howard Johson - hotel mogul
Howard Carter- archaeologist (King Tutankhamun)
Howard Stern - radio personality
Howard "Howie" Kendrick, Major League Baseball second baseman.
Howard Chaykin - comic book artist and writer
Howard Zinn, American historian, author and civil-rights activist.

Howard in song, story & screen

Howard the Duck of the movie and comic of the same name
Howard Payne, villain played by Dennis Hopper in the movie "Speed"
Howard Stark, inventor and father of Tony Stark, a.k.a. "Iron Man"
Howard Joel Wolowitz, M.Eng., engineer on the CBS sitcom, "The Big Bang Theory"

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