Ames

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

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Origin and Meaning of Ames

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  1. A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist Oakes Ames (1874-1950).

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ames

August was born on August 23rd, 1994.

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Aldrich Ames is a former cia officer, analyst, agent for the soviet union, later russia, central intelligence agency, soviet union, and russia.

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Ed Ames is a pop music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1955 to 1955. Ed was given the name Edmund Dantes Urick on July 9th, 1927.

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Ramsay Ames was an actress and model. Her career lasted from 1943 to 1963. Ramsay was born on March 30th, 1919 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. She passed away on March 30th, 1998.

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David Ames is an actor. David was born on August 10th, 1983.

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Jonathan Ames is a memoir and literary fiction novelist. His most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to present. Jonathan was born on March 23rd, 1964 in New York City, United States.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1913 7 0 7
1914 5 0 5
1915 9 0 9
1916 11 0 11
1917 7 0 7
1918 8 0 8
1919 7 0 7
1920 8 0 8
1921 10 0 10
1922 8 0 8
1923 8 0 8
1924 7 0 7
1926 5 0 5
1927 6 0 6
1928 10 0 10
1929 10 0 10
1930 12 0 12
1931 9 0 9
1932 11 0 11
1933 7 0 7
1934 6 0 6
1935 9 0 9
1937 7 0 7
1938 7 0 7
1939 12 0 12
1940 11 0 11
1941 6 0 6
1942 5 0 5
1944 8 0 8
1945 5 0 5
1946 6 0 6
1947 6 0 6
1948 8 0 8
1949 7 0 7
1950 6 0 6
1951 11 0 11
1952 9 0 9
1953 10 0 10
1954 7 0 7
1955 9 0 9
1956 14 0 14
1957 8 0 8
1958 18 0 18
1959 9 0 9
1960 8 0 8
1961 10 0 10
1962 9 0 9
1963 6 0 6
1964 8 0 8
1965 8 0 8
1966 10 0 10
1967 11 0 11
1968 12 0 12
1969 16 0 16
1970 14 0 14
1971 11 0 11
1972 12 0 12
1973 7 0 7
1974 8 0 8
1975 14 0 14
1976 12 0 12
1977 14 0 14
1978 8 0 8
1979 10 0 10
1980 16 0 16
1981 18 0 18
1982 17 0 17
1983 22 0 22
1984 18 0 18
1985 12 0 12
1986 18 0 18
1987 14 0 14
1988 22 0 22
1989 16 0 16
1990 6 0 6
1993 5 0 5
2000 11 0 11
2004 7 0 7
2006 6 0 6
2007 6 0 6
2008 15 0 15
2009 9 0 9
2010 13 0 13
2011 31 0 31
2012 56 0 56
2013 37 0 37
2014 42 0 42
2015 51 0 51
2016 92 5 87
2017 69 0 69
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Ames as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ames U.S.
  White 84.65% 64.26%
  African American 7.88% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.96% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.62% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.89% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ames

People with the last name Ames are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ames

  • How Popular is the name Ames? Ames is the 9,337th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ames was the 1,598th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ames have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,206 babies born with the first name Ames in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ames to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ames? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Ames first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ames is Saturday, April 25th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Ames born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ames was in 2016 with a total of 87 babies.
  • Random Ames Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ames is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Ames: Your name in reverse order is Sema. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eams. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ames? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 22,385 people with the last name Ames.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ames? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Ames as their last name.

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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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