What does Shepard mean?

Definitions for Shepard
ˈʃɛp ərdshep·ard

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Shepard, Sam Shepardnoun

    United States author of surrealistic allegorical plays (born in 1943)

  2. Shepard, Alan Shepard, Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr.noun

    astronaut who made the first United States' suborbital rocket-powered flight in 1961 (1923-1998)


  1. shepard

    A Shepard is a person who herds, tends, and guards sheep, often independently. A Shepard is usually employed by farmers or landowners to manage and protect their sheep herds. The role involves duties like feeding, shearing wool, providing medical care, and keeping the sheep safe from predators. In a broader sense, the term can also metaphorically symbolize someone who guides or leads a group of people.


  1. Shepard

    Shepard is a mutant villain in the Marvel Comics Universe. His first appearance was in Mystique #5.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Shepard is ranked #882 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Shepard surname appeared 39,430 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 13 would have the surname Shepard.

    76.7% or 30,259 total occurrences were White.
    17% or 6,723 total occurrences were Black.
    2.6% or 1,037 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 852 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 343 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 217 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shepard in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shepard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Shepard in a Sentence

  1. Maggie Lagle:

    Alan was a very avid golfer and he would actually participate in the Bing Crosby golf tournament, since the USGA had a really good relationship with Crosby, he had actually had a few conversations with Shepard and it was determined that the club would come here to us.

  2. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard:

    Officers spoke to Mr. Shepard, and they smelled alcohol and had bloodshot watery eyes.

  3. Steven Menashi:

    In retrospect, the criticism of the Human Rights Campaign was unfair, the murder of Matthew Shepard was a horrifying crime, and it is appropriate for the Human Rights Campaign to call special attention to a crime motivated by hatred. I regret the suggestion that it was improper.

  4. Detroit Police Sergeant Rebecca McKay:

    When you're in Detroit, we welcome your work, Shepard Fairey, your commissioned work, not your Wild West work.

  5. Michael Edmonds:

    It was an honor to fly Michael Strahan to space on New Shepard, we’re thrilled this space-flown football will be displayed in the Hall of Fame to inspire current and future generations to access space for the benefit of Earth.

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    brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or cause
    A aligned
    B hatched
    C obnoxious
    D whirring

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