Warden name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Warden

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ward"en
  1. A keeper; a guardian; a watchman."He called to the warden on the . . . battlements." [Sir. W. Scott.]
  2. An officer who keeps or guards; a keeper; as, the warden of a prison.
  3. A head official; as, the warden of a college; specifically [Eccl] , a churchwarden.
  4. Etymology: Properly, a keeping pear

    A large, hard pear, chiefly used for baking and roasting.(Obs)"I would have had him roasted like a warden." [Beau. & Fl.]

Etymology: OE. wardein, OF. wardein gardein gardain, F. gardien. See Guardian, and Ward guard

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The chief official in charge of a prison

From Middle English wardein, from Anglo-Norman, Old Northern French wardein, from warder (“to guard”), variant of Old French guarder (“to guard”) (whence modern French garder, also English guard), from Proto-Germanic *ward-; related to Old High German wartēn (“to watch”). Compare guardian, French gardien, from Old French. Compare also ward and reward.

  1. (archaic or literary) A guard or watchman.
  2. A chief administrative officer of a prison.
  3. An official charged with supervisory duties or with the enforcement of specific laws or regulations; such as a game warden or air-raid warden
  4. A governing official in various institutions
    the of a college
  5. A variety of pear.

Notable Persons Named Warden

Notable Persons Named Warden

Warden Boyd Rayward

Warden was born on June 24th, 1939.

Warden Burgess

Warden was born on December 21st, 1899. He breathed his last breath on February 13th, 1979.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Warden

Notable Persons With the Last Name Warden

Jack Warden

His career lasted from 1948 to 2000. Jack was given the name John Warden Lebzelter, Jr. on September 18th, 1920 in Newark, New Jersey, U.S. Jack is also known as Jack Lebzelter, Jack Warden Lebzelter, and Johnny Costello. He left this life on July 19th, 2006.

May Warden

May Warden was an actor and actress. May was born on May 9th, 1891 in Leeds. She breathed her last breath on October 5th, 1978.

Rick Warden

Rick was born on September 29th, 1971.

Don Warden

Don Warden is a country music musician and business manager. He plays Steel guitar. He was most active from 1950 to 1950. Don was born on March 27th, 1929 in Mountain Grove, Missouri, US.

Eric Warden

Eric Warden is a soccer player for the OFI Crete F.C., Celta de Vigo, Fokikos A.C., Levadiakos F.C., Iraklis Psachna F.C., and Olympiacos Volou 1937 F.C. Eric was born on December 13th, 1992 in Accra, Ghana.

Jon Warden

Jon Warden is a baseball player. Jon was born on October 1st, 1946 in Columbus, Ohio.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Warden U.S.
  White 87.74% 64.26%
  African American 5.33% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.91% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.51% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Warden

People with the last name Warden are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Warden

  • How Popular is the name Warden? Warden is the 21,815th most popular name of all time. As a last name Warden was the 3,244th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Warden have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 317 babies born with the first name Warden in the United States. That's more than enough people named Warden to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Warden? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Warden first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Warden is Sunday, August 10th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Warden born? The highest recorded use of the first name Warden was in 1921 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Warden: The name spelled backwards is Nedraw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nwarde. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Warden? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,135 people with the last name Warden.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Warden? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Warden as their last name.
  • Warden name meaning

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