Afton

First Name
5k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
244
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Afton

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From Old Swedish aptan, aftan, afton, from Old Norse aptann, from Proto-Germanic *ēbanþs. Cognates include Norwegian Nynorsk aftan, Norwegian Bokmål aften, Danish aften, Icelandic aftann, English even (evening), Dutch avond and German Abend.

  1. (dated) afternoon, evening
  2. (chiefly in compounds) eve

Notable Persons Named Afton

Afton Williamson is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2010 to 2010. Afton was given the name Afton C. Williamson in 1985 in Toledo, Ohio.

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Afton Sauer is an athlete for the Real Colorado Cougars.

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How popular is the baby name Afton in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1895 6 6 0
1898 5 5 0
1899 7 7 0
1900 5 5 0
1901 9 9 0
1902 10 10 0
1904 6 6 0
1905 8 8 0
1906 8 8 0
1907 16 16 0
1908 15 15 0
1909 14 14 0
1910 20 14 6
1911 22 22 0
1912 27 27 0
1913 45 36 9
1914 60 47 13
1915 69 49 20
1916 80 67 13
1917 98 78 20
1918 69 49 20
1919 91 72 19
1920 76 55 21
1921 87 67 20
1922 62 46 16
1923 71 55 16
1924 69 57 12
1925 70 55 15
1926 59 43 16
1927 49 35 14
1928 45 26 19
1929 46 36 10
1930 40 34 6
1931 25 25 0
1932 20 15 5
1933 37 27 10
1934 27 22 5
1935 19 19 0
1936 31 24 7
1937 25 19 6
1938 24 14 10
1939 21 14 7
1940 23 13 10
1941 14 9 5
1942 19 13 6
1943 14 8 6
1944 10 10 0
1945 11 6 5
1946 8 8 0
1947 9 9 0
1948 14 14 0
1949 5 5 0
1950 12 7 5
1952 5 0 5
1954 6 6 0
1955 7 7 0
1958 5 0 5
1960 6 6 0
1962 5 0 5
1964 5 5 0
1965 5 5 0
1967 5 5 0
1969 8 8 0
1973 7 7 0
1974 18 12 6
1976 12 12 0
1977 7 7 0
1978 10 10 0
1979 9 9 0
1980 12 12 0
1981 82 76 6
1982 186 180 6
1983 186 186 0
1984 134 127 7
1985 136 136 0
1986 146 141 5
1987 130 124 6
1988 101 101 0
1989 123 123 0
1990 99 99 0
1991 83 74 9
1992 70 63 7
1993 63 63 0
1994 53 53 0
1995 54 48 6
1996 52 42 10
1997 55 50 5
1998 43 43 0
1999 56 45 11
2000 54 54 0
2001 71 61 10
2002 70 59 11
2003 83 65 18
2004 79 64 15
2005 100 84 16
2006 83 68 15
2007 95 74 21
2008 130 107 23
2009 105 82 23
2010 112 91 21
2011 97 82 15
2012 114 91 23
2013 131 112 19
2014 116 99 17
2015 103 96 7
2016 100 84 16
2017 96 83 13
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Popularity of Afton as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Afton U.S.
  White 97.54% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Afton

People with the last name Afton are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Afton

  • How Popular is the name Afton? Afton is the 3,582nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Afton was the 78,316th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Afton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,455 babies born with the first name Afton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Afton to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Afton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1895 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Afton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Afton is Sunday, December 2nd, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Afton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Afton was in 1983 with a total of 186 babies.
  • Random Afton Factoid: According to the 1910 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Afton ranks 35th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 10 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1910.
  • Weird things about the name Afton: Your name in reverse order is Notfa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nafot. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Afton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 244 people with the last name Afton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Afton? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Afton as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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