America

First Name
12k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
346
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of America

"America" is a name of German origin, and it means "Home Ruler". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
  2. North America and South America and Central America
Wiktionary

From a Latinized form of the Italian forename of Amerigo Vespucci (1454–1512). Amerigo is an Italian name derived from the German name Emmerich. For more, see the Latin entry America and the Wikipedia article on the etymology of America.

  1. The United States of America.
  2. The Americas.

America was also found in the following language(s): Italian, Latin, and Romanian

Notable Persons With the Name America

America Ferrera is an actress. She was most prominent from 2002 to present. America was given the name America Georgine Ferrera on April 18th, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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America Olivo is an actress/singer, actor, and singing. She was most prominent from 2002 to present. America was given the name America Athene Olivo on January 5th, 1978 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles. America is also known as Campbell and America.

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America Young is an actress, producer, and stunt performer. She was most prominent from 1999 to 1999. America was born on December 6th, 1984 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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America Beeny is a famous person.

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America Martin is a painter, sculptor, and painting. America was born on July 7th, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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America Vera Zavala is an important somebody. America was born on January 16th, 1976.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name America

Miss America is a comics character.

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Paul America was an actor and film actor. Paul was given the name Paul Johnson on February 25th, 1944 in New Jersey, U.S. Paul is also known as Johnson and Paul. He passed away on October 19th, 1982.

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Michael of America was an influential person. Michael was born on May 27th, 1892. He died on July 13th, 1958.

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Denshelo America is an athlete for the S.V. Vesta.

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Gwendelmar America is an athlete for the S.V. Vesta.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 16 16 0
1881 11 11 0
1882 13 13 0
1883 14 14 0
1884 12 12 0
1885 18 18 0
1886 14 14 0
1887 15 15 0
1888 17 17 0
1889 20 20 0
1890 15 15 0
1891 21 21 0
1892 16 16 0
1893 12 12 0
1894 10 10 0
1895 12 12 0
1896 16 16 0
1897 8 8 0
1898 20 20 0
1899 24 24 0
1900 15 15 0
1901 11 11 0
1902 16 16 0
1903 17 17 0
1904 10 10 0
1905 18 18 0
1906 13 13 0
1907 16 16 0
1908 15 15 0
1909 19 19 0
1910 12 12 0
1911 19 19 0
1912 23 23 0
1913 26 26 0
1914 29 29 0
1915 36 30 6
1916 23 18 5
1917 22 22 0
1918 50 50 0
1919 39 39 0
1920 34 34 0
1921 36 36 0
1922 46 46 0
1923 37 37 0
1924 36 36 0
1925 24 24 0
1926 26 26 0
1927 16 16 0
1928 25 25 0
1929 32 32 0
1930 24 24 0
1931 22 22 0
1932 21 16 5
1933 18 18 0
1934 9 9 0
1935 9 9 0
1936 15 15 0
1937 12 12 0
1938 14 14 0
1939 27 27 0
1940 19 19 0
1941 19 19 0
1942 13 13 0
1943 16 16 0
1944 13 13 0
1945 9 9 0
1946 14 14 0
1947 16 16 0
1948 13 13 0
1949 11 11 0
1950 12 12 0
1951 17 17 0
1952 17 17 0
1953 19 19 0
1954 8 8 0
1955 15 15 0
1956 11 11 0
1957 22 22 0
1958 6 6 0
1959 20 20 0
1960 23 23 0
1961 13 13 0
1962 18 18 0
1963 16 16 0
1964 21 21 0
1965 19 19 0
1966 24 24 0
1967 25 25 0
1968 25 25 0
1969 24 24 0
1970 36 36 0
1971 36 36 0
1972 42 42 0
1973 34 34 0
1974 50 50 0
1975 52 52 0
1976 79 79 0
1977 58 58 0
1978 39 39 0
1979 64 64 0
1980 57 57 0
1981 56 56 0
1982 38 38 0
1983 56 56 0
1984 44 44 0
1985 48 48 0
1986 55 55 0
1987 49 49 0
1988 75 75 0
1989 88 88 0
1990 73 73 0
1991 88 88 0
1992 98 98 0
1993 116 116 0
1994 118 118 0
1995 115 115 0
1996 134 134 0
1997 134 134 0
1998 230 230 0
1999 247 247 0
2000 324 324 0
2001 513 513 0
2002 704 704 0
2003 563 563 0
2004 612 612 0
2005 719 719 0
2006 687 687 0
2007 700 700 0
2008 614 614 0
2009 543 543 0
2010 441 441 0
2011 329 329 0
2012 288 288 0
2013 347 347 0
2014 324 324 0
2015 280 280 0

Where is the name America popular?

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Popularity of America as a first name

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Popularity of America as a last name

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Common last names for America

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  • Lopez
  • Fernandez
  • Diaz
  • Torres
  • Johnson
  • Wilson
  • Sanchez
  • Vazquez

Common first names for America

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity America U.S.
  White 54.91% 64.26%
  African American 19.65% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 11.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.76% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.12% 16.26%

Of Last Name America

People with the last name America are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name America

  • How Popular is the name America? America is the 2,182nd most popular name of all time. As a last name America was the 58,604th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name America have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,111 babies born with the first name America in the United States. That's more than enough people named America to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named America? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 16 new born babies.
  • When was America first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name America is Friday, January 7th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named America born? The highest recorded use of the first name America was in 2005 with a total of 719 babies.
  • Random America Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name America is not a popular baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name America: Your name in reverse order is Acirema. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aercaim. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name America? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 346 people with the last name America.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of America? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with America as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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What does the name America mean?

Ais for adaptable, for the world is full of unique challenges

Mis for marvelous, which is how others see you

Eis for eternal, your spirit will live.

Ris for responsible, honoring your obligations

Iis for ideals, no higher!

Cis for compatible, a friend's friend.

Ais for assertive, a great leader

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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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.