Hayward - Meaning of Hayward
What does Hayward mean?
[ 1 syll. hay-war(d), ha-ywa-rd ] The baby boy name Hayward is pronounced HHEY-W-RD †. Hayward is of Middle English and Old English origin, and it is predominantly used in the English language. From Middle English roots, its meaning is 'watchman of the grounds'.
Hayward is a derivative of the English Haywood.
Derivatives of Hayward include the names Haeward, Haewerd, Haeword, Haiward, Haiwerd, Haiword, Haward, Haywerd, and Hayword.
Another form of Hayward is the English variant spelling Heyward.
See also the related categories, english and watchman (protector).
Hayward is a rare baby name for boys. At the peak of its usage in 1909, 0.010% of baby boys were given the name Hayward. It ranked at #642 then. The baby name has since suffered a steep decline in frequency, and is currently used only on a very modest scale. Out of all boy names in its group, Hayward was nonetheless the most frequently used in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Hayward include Harde, Hareth, Harethe, Hart, Harte, Hartwode, Hawerd, Heart, Heort, Hereward, Hort, Hriday, Hrydae, Haaris, Haeward, Haewerd, Haeword, Haiward, Haiwerd, and Haiword.
† Pronunciation for Hayward: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; W as in "we (W.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)"
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