Stafford - Meaning of Stafford
[ 2 syll. (s)taf-for(d), st-affo-rd ] The baby boy name Stafford is pronounced as STAEF-er-D †. Stafford is used mostly in English and its language of origin is Old English. Stafford is of the meaning ford by a landing place. The names Staff, Staffard, Staffi, Staffie, Staffor, Stafforde, Staffy, Staford, Staforde, and Steathford are derivatives of Stafford.
Stafford is rare as a baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 1901, 0.006% of baby boys were named Stafford. Its ranking then was #936. The baby name has since slipped in popularity, and is currently used on a very light scale. Out of all boy names in its group, Stafford was nevertheless the most popular in 2012.
† Pronunciation for Stafford: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)"