• 240 Aiken


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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Aiken

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

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  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

Notable Persons Named Aiken

Aiken Dias is a sports team member for the Dempo S.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Aiken

Clay Aiken is a pop music musician. He was most active from 2003 to present. Clay was given the name Clayton Holmes Grissom on November 30th, 1978 in Raleigh, North Carolina.


Liam Aiken is an actor. He has been prominent since 1995. Liam was given the name Liam Pádraic Aiken on January 7th, 1990 in New York City, New York, U.S.


Brady Aiken is a baseball player for the Cleveland Indians. Brady was born on August 16th, 1996 in San Diego.


Moms Mabley was a comedian. Moms was given the name Loretta Mary Aiken on March 19th, 1894 in Brevard, North Carolina. She died on May 23rd, 1975.


Kim Hamilton was an actress and actor. Kim was given the name Dorothy Mae Aiken on September 12th, 1932 in Los Angeles. Kim is also known as Kim Rousseau, Aiken, and Dorothy Mae. She left this life on September 16th, 2013.


Howard Hathaway Aiken was a scientist in the fields of applied mathematics and computer science. Howard was born on March 8th, 1900 in Hoboken, New Jersey. He passed away on March 14th, 1973.


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Popularity of Aiken as a last name

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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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Fun Facts about the name Aiken

  • How Popular is the name Aiken? Aiken is the 24,101st most popular name of all time. As a last name Aiken was the 2,816th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Aiken have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 240 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 Ineak. 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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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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