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I always think THE DUCK when I first hear it, but it is a very 'old- money' sounding name to me.
Nick name could be Howie, cute.
Howard Wolowitz is a fictional character from the TV comedy series The Big Bang Theory. He is an astronaut and an engineer in the TV series, played by actor Simon Helberg.
Howard Rockerduck is John Davison Rockerduck's father. He became rich during the Californian gold race in 1849. When he met a young Scrooge McDuck, he gave him tips about searching for gold and reminded him never to give up.
Unfortunately, his son John is not like him: he's always grown up as a spoilt child not habituated to work hard to reach success.
Howard Ashman was a lyricist, he wrote the songs for Disney's Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. He died before Beauty and the Beast came out and while Aladdin was still in production.
Rhymes with Coward.
Sounds well-fed and unattractive to me.
I actually love this name. Many think it sounds like an old man name; I believe one should name children under the consideration that they will, in fact, be adults eventually. It sounds very masculine and handsome in my opinion. One can go as Howie as a child and grow into Howard.
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.
Somewhere along the way. Common response.
It's very unattractive, and it rhymes with coward.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Sounds annoying :(
Probably the most famous literary name-bearer is Howard Roark, from "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand.
An ugly and "old-mannish" name. It also sounds VERY Jewish. Luckily it doesn't seem popular at all.
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.
Very old fashioned. I dislike the nickname Howie.
Howard K. Smith was an American television journalist.
"HOWARD!" All I can think of is Howard Wolowitz's mom shouting this in The Big Bang Theory.
The name Howard was given to 239 boys born in the US in 2016.
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.
The name Howard was given to 192 boys born in the US in 2015.
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.
Tim Howard is the goalie for the U.S. National Soccer Team.
Howard Weinerman, the deuteragonist of the Disney XD cartoon "Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja".
Howard Bassem is a character in the 'Gone' novel series by Michael Grant.
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.
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.
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.
A famous bearer of this name is Howard Donald, (b. 28 April 1968). He is a member of British band Take That.
Howard Wolowitz is a character on American TV show The Big Bang Theory, played by Simon Helberg.
Howard Moon is a character on the British comedy show "The Mighty Boosh".
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".
Howard Shore composed the score for the Lord of the Rings movies. LOVE those movies and the books, by the way.
Howard K. Stern was Anna Nicole Smith's attorney.
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).
Howard Roark of Ayn Rand's novel The Fountainhead.
When Anne Rice was born, she was named Howard.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft (H.P. Lovecraft) was an American author of fantasy and horror fiction, and big inspiration for Stephen King.
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.
Howard is a coward.
Don't forget Howard Weinstein, the wedding coordinator's executive assistant in "Father of the Bride".
Henry VIII's fifth wife (who was also a cousin of Anne Boleyn) was Catherine Howard.
Old Norse (Norrøn) - Haavard
"haa" -high, -tall, -riding a horse
"vard" - warden/protector/guard

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