Would you like to save names or email names
to a friend?
Sign up here.


Meaning and Origin of: Bayard boy

| Share

First name origins & meanings:

  1. Old French: Bay horse
  2. English: Reddish-brown hair

First name variations: Baylor, Bayless, Baird, Baeyard, Baiardo, Baiyard, Bayardo, Bayerd, Bayrd

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English and French: nickname for a reckless person, from Middle English, Old French baiard, baiart ‘foolhardy’ (the name—a derivative of baie ‘reddish brown’—of the magnificent but reckless horse given to Renaud by Charlemagne, according to medieval romances).
  2. English and French: metonymic occupational name for a carrier, from Middle English, Old French baiard, baiart ‘hand barrow’, ‘open cart’.
  3. English and French: A Huguenot family of this name migrated from France to Antwerp in the 16th century. In 1647 Anna Bayard, widow of Samuel Bayard, and her three young children accompanied her brother Peter Stuyvesant to New Amsterdam aboard the Princess. Her sons Petrus and Nicolas Bayard, both born in Alphen, Netherlands, had many prominent descendants in North America. Peter Stuyvesant’s wife Judith was a Bayard.
Comments for Bayard


Where Should Newborns Sleep?
We've rounded up all the alternatives and considerations to make a safe choice for your new addition.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

5 Tips to Help Make Your Child Self-Sufficient
Follow these tips to help your child become self-sufficient, and help him learn the skills he'll need to take care of himself.

Ready for Kindergarten?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Find out what is happening in each day of your pregnancy!

My due date:

Pregnancy Day By Day

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest