Ballard is a name used for a variety of people, places, and organizations:


*Ballard, California
*Ballard, Utah
*Ballard, Seattle, Washington, a neighborhood that was once a city before being annexed by Seattle in the early 20th century
*Ballard County, Kentucky
*Ballard Down, an area in Dorset, England
*Ballardvale, Massachusetts


*Ballard High School (Louisville), in Kentucky, USA
*Ballard High School (Seattle), in Washington, USA
*Ballard Memorial High School, in Barlow, Kentucky, serving all of Ballard County
*Ballard Community School District, Iowa, USA


*Ballard Power Systems, noted for their fuel cell research
*Ballard (rifle company) was a 19th Century maker of match-grade firearms.


*Adolphus Ballard, English historian
*Alimi Ballard, American actor
*Bland Ballard (1761–1853), American militia officer who fought against the British and Native Americans and later served in the Kentucky General Assembly
*Edward J. Ballard (c. 1790–1813), officer in the United States Navy during the War of 1812
*Florence Ballard, lead singer of the Supremes before Diana Ross took that role
*Glen Ballard, American songwriter and record producer
*Geoffrey Ballard, founder of Ballard Power Systems
*Hank Ballard, American R&B singer
*Harold Ballard, former owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Maple Leaf Gardens
*J. G. Ballard, British writer
*Jackie Ballard, former member of Parliament from the United Kingdom
*Kaye Ballard, actress
*M. Russell Ballard, businessman and Apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
*Martha Ballard (1734/35–1812), midwife in Maine
*Melvin J. Ballard, an Apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
*Robert Ballard, marine geologist and submarine explorer
*Russ Ballard, an English singer-songwriter and musician
*Captain William Rankin Ballard (1847–1929), land developer in Seattle, Washington


Two ships in the United States Navy have been named USS "Ballard" for Edward J. Ballard:
* USS "Ballard" (1813), a small galley, built in 1813 and sold in 1816
* USS "Ballard" (DD-267), a "Clemson"-class destroyer, commissioned in 1919 and decommissioned in 1945

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