My husband loves this name and I can see it working on someone of all ages. As a child they can go by Howie and can use Howard as they get older.
Canielle  8/21/2020
Somewhere along the way. Common response.
a Christopher 07.20  7/25/2020
It's very unattractive, and it rhymes with coward.
― Anonymous User  1/21/2020
Howard Carter (1874-1939) was an egyptologist and discoverer of the Tomb of Tutankhamun in November 1922, along with George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon.
Felie  1/19/2020
It might be a little bit too dorky and old fashioned sounding for a person, but I think it would be a perfect name for a hippo. Or for that matter, a Shar Pei. (Since they look a lot like hippos).
Mab1996  9/15/2019
As a guess, I think the Spanish and Italian forms of this name would probably be Juavardo and Giovardo, although they are not listed on this website.
Hushpuppy  5/13/2019
I once encountered a humor book that contained a series of names and the characteristics the author imagined were associated with a collection of names. Both Howard and Howie were included. Howard was a 42 year old married accountant with two children and a basset hound. In contrast, Howie was 16 and leader of the high school pep squad. Though I was born a Howard and have remained one for 66 years, I can't say that I've ever liked the name, particularly in childhood when its rhyme with coward was especially unfortunate. Odd that so few of us ever change the name that was imposed upon us at birth.
― Anonymous User  3/1/2019
Sounds annoying :(
the_silkiest_name  2/5/2019
Probably the most famous literary name-bearer is Howard Roark, from "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand.
lukenoch  11/8/2018
An ugly and "old-mannish" name. It also sounds VERY Jewish. Luckily it doesn't seem popular at all.
― Anonymous User  10/9/2018
In 2018, 63 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Howard who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 280th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2018
Very old fashioned. I dislike the nickname Howie.
kayisforkeen  8/24/2018
Howard K. Smith was an American television journalist.
That70sShowGeek  6/29/2018
"HOWARD!" All I can think of is Howard Wolowitz's mom shouting this in The Big Bang Theory.
MarioDM02  3/2/2018
The name Howard was given to 239 boys born in the US in 2016.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2017
Howard Michael "Howie" Mandel is a Canadian comedian, actor, television host, and voice actor. He is well known as host of the NBC game show Deal or No Deal, as well as the show's daytime and Canadian-English counterparts. Before his career as a game show host, Mandel was best known for his role as rowdy ER intern Dr. Wayne Fiscus on the NBC medical drama St. Elsewhere. He is also well known for being the creator and star of the children's cartoon Bobby's World.
cutenose  5/18/2017
The name Howard was given to 192 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/21/2016
Howard Anthony Walter Stark, father of Anthony Edward "Tony" Stark aka Iron Man in Marvel Comics and adaptations - notably the 'Agent Carter' TV series where he is an important recurring character.
Feorsteorra  7/31/2015
Tim Howard is the goalie for the U.S. National Soccer Team.
Icycoldhot  7/26/2015
Howard Weinerman, the deuteragonist of the Disney XD cartoon "Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja".
yememe413  3/8/2015
Howard Bassem is a character in the 'Gone' novel series by Michael Grant.
NamesInterestMe  11/20/2014
Howard Leslie Shore (b. 1946) is an Oscar-winning Canadian composer. He is responsible for composing scores for films like the Lord of the Rings and M. Butterfly.
GoodNightingale  9/24/2013
Howard Shore is an amazing composer, responsible for the music of The Lord of The Rings trilogy, The Hobbit, and both parts of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows.
Strangak  5/23/2013
Howard Stern is an American radio jockey who has dubbed himself "King of all Media" for his ventures into radio, television, pay-per-view, and home video. His radio show (on the air since 1986) is the most fined radio show by the FCC. Stern is one of the most famous and highest-paid radio personalities of all time. In 1994, he ran for Governor of the state of New York. Since 2012, he has been a judge on America's Got Talent.
brilliantblue  9/4/2012
A famous bearer of this name is Howard Donald, (b. 28 April 1968). He is a member of British band Take That.
amanda82  3/22/2010
Howard Wolowitz is a character on American TV show The Big Bang Theory, played by Simon Helberg.
amanda82  3/22/2010
Howard Moon is a character on the British comedy show "The Mighty Boosh".
pandasayscynical  3/22/2008
Howard Dorough is a Backstreet Boy, but everybody calls him Howie. He is a cute, sweet and very down to earth guy. Also because he looks like Latin people, many fans call him "Latin lover".
― Anonymous User  3/7/2008
Howard Shore composed the score for the Lord of the Rings movies. LOVE those movies and the books, by the way.
melinda1  8/30/2007
Howard K. Stern was Anna Nicole Smith's attorney.
Jassie  5/7/2007
I had a pastor with the last name Howard, and he was a very good man, so the name seems quite wholesome to me (it was on the top 20 list for wholesome names).
Islander  4/28/2007
Howard Roark of Ayn Rand's novel The Fountainhead.
eostre  8/3/2006
When Anne Rice was born, she was named Howard.
Hart  6/4/2006
Howard Phillips Lovecraft (H.P. Lovecraft) was an American author of fantasy and horror fiction, and big inspiration for Stephen King.
― Anonymous User  12/23/2005
Howards End is a novel by E. M. Forster, first published in 1910, which tells the story of class struggle in turn-of-the-century England. It was filmed in 1992 starring Emma Thompson (who won an Academy Award for it), Anthony Hopkins and Helena Bonham Carter.
― Anonymous User  12/23/2005
Howard is a coward.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2005
Don't forget Howard Weinstein, the wedding coordinator's executive assistant in "Father of the Bride".
frangg23  11/16/2005
Henry VIII's fifth wife (who was also a cousin of Anne Boleyn) was Catherine Howard.
AnnaClaire  7/10/2005
Old Norse (Norrøn) - Haavard
"haa" -high, -tall, -riding a horse
"vard" - warden/protector/guard
haavard  12/19/2004

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