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Shepard name meaning

First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
39k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Shepard mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Shepard

User Submitted Origins

English
60%
Australian
40%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Australia says the name Shepard means "Keeper of sheep" and is of Australian origin.
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International Interest
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Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Astronaut who made the first United States' suborbital rocket-powered flight in 1961 (1923-1998)
  2. United States author of surrealistic allegorical plays (born in 1943)
Wiktionary
  1. Misspelling of shepherd.

Notable Persons Named Shepard

Notable Persons Named Shepard

Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey is an artist in the fields of public art and stencil. Shepard was given the name Frank Shepard Fairey on February 15th, 1970 in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Shepard Smith

Shepard Smith is a news presenter and news anchor. Shepard was given the name David Shepard Smith Jr. on January 14th, 1964 in Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States.

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Shepard Menken

Shepard Menken was a radio, film, television, voice actor, and voice acting. He was most prominent from 1949 to 1999. Shepard was born on November 2nd, 1921 in New York City, New York, U.S. He passed away on January 2nd, 1999.

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Shepard Broad

Shepard Broad was a lawyer, banker, and bank. Shepard was born on July 8th, 1906 in Pinsk. He left this life on November 6th, 2001.

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Shepard

Shepard was born in 1958.

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Shepard Stone

Shepard was born on March 31st, 1908. He breathed his last breath on May 4th, 1990.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Shepard

Notable Persons With the Last Name Shepard

Dax Shepard

Dax Shepard is an actor, comedian, writer, and director. He was most prominent from 1998 to present. Dax was given the name Dax Randall Shepard on January 2nd, 1975 in United States.

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Matthew Shepard

Matthew was given the name Matthew Wayne Shepard by his parents Dennis Shepard and Judy Shepard on December 1st, 1976 in Casper, Wyoming. He died on October 12th, 1998.

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Sam Shepard

He has had major accomplishments since 1963. Sam was given the name Samuel Shepard Rogers III on November 5th, 1943 in Fort Sheridan, Illinois, U.S.

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Jr. Alan B. Shepard

Jr. Alan B. Shepard is a naval aviation and test pilot.

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Jean Shepard

Jean Shepard is a country music and honky-tonk singer-songwriter. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1952 to 1952. Jean was given the name Ollie Imogene Shepard on November 21st, 1933.

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Sterling Shepard

Sterling Shepard is a football player. Sterling was born in Oklahoma City.

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  • Sara Shepard
    Writer
  • Ernest Howard Shepard
    Military Person
  • Judy Shepard
    Board President – Matthew Shepard Foundation
  • Dennis Shepard
    Oil Industry Safety Engineer
  • Lucius Shepard
  • Jim Shepard
    Author
  • Kiki Shepard
    Television
  • Elliott Fitch Shepard
  • General William Shepard
  • Winston Shepard
    Basketball Player
  • Helen Miller Gould Shepard
    Socialite
  • Iva Shepard
    Actress
  • Edward Morse Shepard
  • Finley Johnson Shepard

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shepard U.S.
  White 76.74% 64.26%
  African American 17.05% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.87% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.16% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.63% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shepard

People with the last name Shepard are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Shepard

  • What name lists does Shepard rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Shepard? Shepard is the 6,522nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Shepard was the 882nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shepard have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,236 babies born with the first name Shepard in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shepard to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shepard? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Shepard first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shepard is Wednesday, October 25th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Shepard born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shepard was in 2017 with a total of 227 babies.
  • Random Shepard Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shepard is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 11 babies in Florida have the same name in 2018.
  • Weird things about the name Shepard: The name spelled backwards is Drapehs. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Hredaps. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shepard? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 39,430 people with the last name Shepard.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shepard? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 13 of them will have Shepard as their last name.
  • Shepard name meaning

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