Rutherford - Meaning of Rutherford

What does Rutherford mean?

[ 3 syll. rut-her-for(d), ru-therfo-rd ] The baby boy name Rutherford is pronounced RAH-TH-er-FaoRD †. Rutherford is of Old English origin. It is used mainly in English and Scottish. Its meaning is derived from hryther ; ford. It represents the transferred use of the geographic name and the surname as a given name.

Variants of Rutherford include Rutherferd, Rutherferde, Rutherforde, Rutherfurd, and Rutherfurde.

See also the related category english.

Rutherford is rare as a baby boy name. At the modest peak of its usage in 1905, 0.006% of baby boys were named Rutherford. It had a ranking of #910 then. The baby name has experienced a decline in popularity since then, and is of only irregular use today. Out of all boy names in its family, Rutherford was nevertheless the most frequently used in 2018.

Baby names that sound like Rutherford include Rutherferd, Rutherforde, Rutherfurd, Rutherfurde, and Rutherferde.

† Pronunciation for Rutherford: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; TH as in "theme (TH.IY.M)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)"

A famous person named Rutherford is US President Rutherford Hayes, born 4 October 1822 - 17 January 1893, Delaware, Ohio.

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