Meaning and Origin of: Warden

Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : To guard, watchman
  • English : Watchful

Family name origins & meanings

  • English, Scottish, and northern Irish : occupational name for a watchman or guard, from Norman French wardein (a derivative ofwarder ‘to guard’).
  • English : habitational name from any of various places, for example in Bedfordshire, County Durham, Kent, Northumbria, and Northamptonshire, called Warden, from Old Englishweard ‘watch’ + dūn ‘hill’. Compare Wardlawand Wardle 1.