Meaning and Origin of: Radford

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Red cliff
  • English : Helpful

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from any of the various places so named, for example in Devon, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, and Hereford and Worcester. Most are named from Old English rēad ‘red’ + ford ‘ford’, but it is possible that in some cases the first element may be a derivative of Old English rīdan ‘to ride’, with the meaning ‘ford that can be crossed on horseback’.