Meaning and Origin of: Warden

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : To guard, watchman
  • English : Watchful

Last name origin & meaning:

  • 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.