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Fern

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Fern
  • #1166 All Time
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How popular is the name "Fern" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 10 10 0
1881 10 10 0
1882 26 26 0
1883 19 19 0
1884 45 40 5
1885 44 44 0
1886 42 36 6
1887 69 69 0
1888 77 77 0
1889 108 103 5
1890 119 119 0
1891 124 124 0
1892 172 172 0
1893 194 189 5
1894 204 197 7
1895 184 184 0
1896 218 218 0
1897 245 237 8
1898 265 265 0
1899 232 232 0
1900 266 266 0
1901 217 217 0
1902 244 238 6
1903 287 276 11
1904 281 281 0
1905 278 273 5
1906 282 277 5
1907 276 276 0
1908 364 364 0
1909 353 345 8
1910 401 394 7
1911 442 435 7
1912 620 613 7
1913 708 697 11
1914 835 821 14
1915 1,201 1,175 26
1916 1,349 1,332 17
1917 1,277 1,261 16
1918 1,356 1,341 15
1919 1,197 1,181 16
1920 1,325 1,304 21
1921 1,318 1,297 21
1922 1,224 1,207 17
1923 1,187 1,169 18
1924 1,075 1,059 16
1925 992 977 15
1926 918 910 8
1927 863 845 18
1928 819 806 13
1929 692 679 13
1930 642 634 8
1931 583 571 12
1932 508 502 6
1933 521 506 15
1934 471 463 8
1935 436 429 7
1936 402 394 8
1937 376 366 10
1938 383 377 6
1939 327 327 0
1940 333 328 5
1941 306 301 5
1942 318 311 7
1943 299 299 0
1944 281 281 0
1945 268 260 8
1946 284 284 0
1947 255 255 0
1948 246 246 0
1949 242 237 5
1950 236 228 8
1951 250 250 0
1952 230 225 5
1953 264 256 8
1954 237 237 0
1955 216 216 0
1956 232 232 0
1957 187 187 0
1958 177 177 0
1959 205 205 0
1960 183 183 0
1961 165 165 0
1962 94 94 0
1963 113 108 5
1964 105 105 0
1965 84 84 0
1966 71 71 0
1967 70 70 0
1968 56 56 0
1969 49 49 0
1970 72 67 5
1971 41 41 0
1972 31 31 0
1973 32 32 0
1974 26 26 0
1975 22 22 0
1976 16 16 0
1977 20 20 0
1978 16 16 0
1979 28 28 0
1980 17 17 0
1981 28 28 0
1982 31 31 0
1983 17 17 0
1984 21 21 0
1985 13 13 0
1986 5 5 0
1987 8 8 0
1988 19 19 0
1989 15 15 0
1990 9 9 0
1991 9 9 0
1992 5 5 0
1993 8 8 0
1994 13 13 0
1995 13 13 0
1996 6 6 0
1997 11 11 0
1998 9 9 0
1999 13 13 0
2000 18 18 0
2001 9 9 0
2002 11 11 0
2003 13 13 0
2004 18 18 0
2005 18 18 0
2006 16 16 0
2007 10 10 0
2008 27 27 0
2009 26 26 0
2010 33 33 0
2011 34 34 0
2012 45 45 0
2013 46 46 0
2014 63 63 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Fern? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 36,720 babies born with the name Fern in the United States. That's more than enough Ferns to occupy the country of Liechtenstein with an estimated population of 36,476 (as of December 31, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 10 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Fern" was in 1918 with a total of 1,341 babies. (That's a lot of baby Ferns)

According to the 1926 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Fern" ranks #96 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Montana. Imagine that, 11 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 1926. Across the entire United States a total of 918 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Fern popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Fern" mean? The list below shows the origins of Fern as well as things modernly associated with the name Fern such as celebrities named Fern.

English

Origin and Meaning of Fern

The name "Fern" is of English origin, and it means "Fern". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Alternative Meanings

F is for fun, your zest for life!

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

Your name in reverse order is "Nref". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nfer". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Fern born Jun 2, 1941

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of North of Latin America approximately on 1525. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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