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Rutherford

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: From the cattle ford
  • #13023 All Time
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How popular is the name "Rutherford" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 8 0 8
1881 6 0 6
1882 6 0 6
1883 5 0 5
1886 6 0 6
1897 7 0 7
1898 7 0 7
1905 9 0 9
1906 6 0 6
1909 5 0 5
1910 7 0 7
1911 7 0 7
1912 13 0 13
1913 13 0 13
1914 12 0 12
1915 19 0 19
1916 14 0 14
1917 21 0 21
1918 17 0 17
1919 16 0 16
1920 18 0 18
1921 25 0 25
1922 14 0 14
1923 13 0 13
1924 21 0 21
1925 14 0 14
1926 13 0 13
1927 13 0 13
1928 20 0 20
1929 7 0 7
1930 15 0 15
1931 11 0 11
1932 7 0 7
1933 11 0 11
1934 7 0 7
1935 14 0 14
1938 13 0 13
1939 6 0 6
1940 9 0 9
1941 12 0 12
1942 12 0 12
1944 8 0 8
1945 5 0 5
1946 9 0 9
1947 9 0 9
1948 7 0 7
1949 13 0 13
1950 7 0 7
1951 8 0 8
1952 6 0 6
1954 10 0 10
1955 8 0 8
1956 7 0 7
1957 6 0 6
1959 8 0 8
1961 5 0 5
1964 6 0 6
1965 5 0 5
1966 6 0 6
1970 6 0 6
1972 5 0 5
1977 7 0 7
1978 7 0 7
1990 7 0 7
2007 5 0 5
2012 5 0 5
2014 6 0 6

Want to know about the populiarty of Rutherford? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 660 babies born with the name Rutherford in the United States. That's more than enough Rutherfords to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 8 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Rutherford" was in 1921 with a total of 25 babies.

According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rutherford" is not a popular baby boy's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1921. Across the entire United States a total of only 25 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

English

Origin and Meaning of Rutherford

The name "Rutherford" is of English origin, and it means "From the cattle ford". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Rutherford Hayes

Rutherford Hayes is an officeholder. Rutherford was born in 1822 as Rutherford Birchard Hayes in Delaware, Ohio, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

R is for rational, the way you think.

U is for unite, you bring people together.

T is for time, you give to friends.

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

F is for fulfill, satisfy your needs.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

D is for discreet, you can keep a secret.

Your name in reverse order is "Drofrehtur". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rertrudfoh". 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 Rutherford born Mar 7, 1988

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 Germany approximately on 775. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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