shepherd boy

First name origin & meaning:

Old English: One who herds sheep

First name variations: Shepard, Sheppard, Shepley, Shep

Last name origin & meaning:

English: from Middle English schepherde ‘shepherd’ (composed of words meaning ‘sheep’ + ‘herdsman’ or ‘guardian’), hence an occupational name for a shepherd. This English form of the name has absorbed cognates and equivalents from several other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988).

Famous people with this first name: Cybill Shepherd, Sam Shepherd

Famous people who gave their babies this name: Jerry Seinfeld

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