First name origins & meanings:
- English: To guard, watchman
- English: Watchful
First name variations: Wardell, Wardley, Warfield, Warford, Warley, Warmond, Warton, Warwick, Ward, Warde, Wardie, Wardin, Wardon
Last name origins & meanings:
- English, Scottish, and northern Irish: occupational name for a
watchman or guard, from Norman French wardein (a derivative of
warder ‘to guard’).
- English: habitational name from any of
various places, for example in Bedfordshire, County Durham, Kent,
Northumbria, and Northamptonshire, called Warden, from Old English
weard ‘watch’ + dūn ‘hill’. Compare Wardlaw
and Wardle 1.
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