Originated as an occupational surname. The name of an English noble family, sometimes referred to as England's second family. Noted in the United States for Oliver Otis Howard, a civil war officer and founder of Howard University. No doubt influenced by millionaire Howard Hughes who became a manufacturer, aviator, and film producer during his lifetime. Listed among the top 100 names during he first half of the 20th century. Has recently lost favor with parents. , guardian of the home, watchman

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