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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010


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Fun Facts about the name Aiken

  • How many people with the first name Aiken have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 221 babies born with the first name Aiken in the United States. That's more than enough people named Aiken to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Aiken? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1920 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Aiken first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Aiken is Monday, January 19th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Aiken born? The highest recorded use of the first name Aiken was in 2012 with a total of 26 babies.
  • Random Aiken Factoid: According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Aiken is not a popular baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1921.
  • Weird things about the name Aiken: Your name in reverse order is Nekia. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nkiae. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Aiken? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 12,812 people with the last name Aiken.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Aiken? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Aiken as their last name.
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Popularity of Aiken as a first name

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Popularity of Aiken as a last name

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Common last names for Aiken

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Aiken U.S.
  White 66.40% 64.26%
  African American 27.64% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.89% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.02% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.11% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.94% 16.26%

Of Last Name Aiken

People with the last name Aiken are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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


Origin and Meaning of Aiken

The name "Aiken" is of English origin, and it means "Little Adam". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States writer (1889-1973)

From a mostly Irish variant of Adkin and Atkin, diminutives of the given name Adam.

  1. A surname​.
  2. A city in South Carolina

Other Inspirations for the Name Aiken

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Aiken

Clay Aiken

Clay Aiken is a philanthropist, singer-songwriter, actor, and author with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Clay was born in 1978 as Clayton Holmes Grissom in Raleigh, North Carolina.


Liam Aiken

Liam Aiken is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1995 to present. Liam was born in 1990 as Liam Padraic Aiken in New York City, New York, U.S.


Ryan Aiken

Ryan Aiken is a television survivor. Ryan was born in 1979.


What does the name Aiken mean?

Ais for activities, for you have many.

Iis for immaculate, keeping it tidy

Kis for kindle, the warmth in others.

Eis for endear, all those you touch.

Nis for noteworthy, just like your achievements

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