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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Guardian mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Guardian

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Guard"i*an
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  1. One who guards, preserves, or secures; one to whom any person or thing is committed for protection, security, or preservation from injury; a warden.
  2. [Law] One who has, or is entitled to, the custody of the person or property of an infant, a minor without living parents, or a person incapable of managing his own affairs."Of the several species of guardians, the first are guardians by nature. -- viz., the father and (in some cases) the mother of the child." [Blackstone.]

Etymology: OF. guardain gardien, F. gardien, LL. guardianus. See Guard (v. t.), and cf. Wasden

adjective Guard"i*an
Performing, or appropriate to, the office of a protector; as, a guardian care.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A person who cares for persons or property
Wiktionary

From Middle English gardein, garden, (also wardein, > Modern English warden), from Anglo-Norman guardein, from Old French *guardian, gardein, garden, *gardenc, from the verb guarder, of Germanic origin. Compare French gardien. See also the English doublet warden.

  1. Someone who guards, watches over, or protects.
  2. (law) A person legally responsible for a minor (in loco parentis).
  3. (law) A person legally responsible for an incompetent person.
  4. A superior in a Franciscan monastery.
  5. (video games) A major or final enemy; boss.

guardian was also found in the following language(s): Middle French

Notable Persons Named Guardian

Guardian is a comics character.

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They hold the title Angel of Peace, of the Motherland, and of the Eucharist.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Guardian

Guardian is a comics character.

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Red Guardian is a comics character.

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Don Guardian is a Mayors of Atlantic City and New Jersey. He was most prominent from 2014 to present. Don was born in 1953.

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Manhattan Guardian is a comics character.

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Popularity of Guardian as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Guardian U.S.
  White 6.29% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.34% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 88.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Guardian

People with the last name Guardian are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Guardian

  • How Popular is the name Guardian? Guardian is the 94,277th most popular name of all time. As a last name Guardian was the 46,219th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Guardian have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Guardian in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Guardian? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2010 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Guardian first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Guardian is Friday, March 6th, 1896.
  • What year had the most people named Guardian born? The highest recorded use of the first name Guardian was in 2010 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Guardian: Your name in reverse order is Naidraug. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dariaugn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Guardian? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 461 people with the last name Guardian.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Guardian? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Guardian as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.