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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Arizona

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  1. Glossy snake
  2. A state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
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Uncertain. Two very different origins have been proposed:

  • From Basque aritz ona (“good oak”), from aritz (“oak”) + ona (“good”).
  • From O'odham alÄ­ á¹£onak (“small spring”), from alÄ­ (“small”) á¹£onak (“spring”).

The claim that it comes from Spanish árida (“dry”) and zona (“zone”) is folk etymology.

  1. A state of the United States of America. Postal code: AZ, capital: Phoenix.
  2. (rare) A female given name
  3. (rare) A male given name

Arizona was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Arizona

Arizona Robbins is an attending pediatric surgeon, fetal surgeon at grey sloan memorial hospital, attending physician, and fetal surgery.

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Arizona was born on September 18th, 1988 in Tucson, Arizona.

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Arizona Reid is a basketball player for the Lions de Genève, Korihait, Cairns Taipans, Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut, BBC Monthey, Rain, Shine Elasto Painters, Mitteldeutscher BC, Fribourg Olympic, and Cherkaski Mavpy. He has been prominent since 2008. Arizona was born on March 11th, 1986 in Gaffney, South Carolina.

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Arizona Fleming was a business owner. Arizona was born on March 23rd, 1884 in Richmond, Texas. She breathed her last breath on January 18th, 1976.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 8 8 0
1881 6 6 0
1882 13 13 0
1883 14 14 0
1885 10 10 0
1886 8 8 0
1887 8 8 0
1888 16 16 0
1889 12 12 0
1890 9 9 0
1891 16 16 0
1892 16 16 0
1893 12 12 0
1894 16 16 0
1895 16 16 0
1896 18 18 0
1897 18 18 0
1898 20 20 0
1899 18 18 0
1900 12 12 0
1901 14 14 0
1902 18 18 0
1903 27 27 0
1904 21 21 0
1905 25 25 0
1906 21 21 0
1907 16 16 0
1908 19 19 0
1909 14 14 0
1910 12 12 0
1911 22 22 0
1912 20 20 0
1913 27 27 0
1914 29 29 0
1915 28 28 0
1916 37 37 0
1917 39 39 0
1918 25 25 0
1919 38 38 0
1920 30 30 0
1921 41 36 5
1922 31 31 0
1923 42 42 0
1924 28 28 0
1925 33 27 6
1926 31 31 0
1927 32 32 0
1928 17 17 0
1929 26 26 0
1930 20 20 0
1931 18 18 0
1932 19 19 0
1933 17 17 0
1934 19 19 0
1935 14 14 0
1936 14 14 0
1937 17 17 0
1938 5 5 0
1939 11 11 0
1940 12 12 0
1941 13 13 0
1942 8 8 0
1943 5 5 0
1944 7 7 0
1946 10 10 0
1947 8 8 0
1948 6 6 0
1950 5 5 0
1951 7 7 0
1957 6 6 0
1959 7 7 0
1960 7 7 0
1977 5 5 0
1986 5 5 0
1988 6 6 0
1990 8 8 0
1991 8 8 0
1992 10 10 0
1993 9 9 0
1994 36 28 8
1995 46 33 13
1996 56 44 12
1997 47 35 12
1998 63 53 10
1999 48 40 8
2000 56 46 10
2001 57 47 10
2002 47 40 7
2003 45 40 5
2004 34 34 0
2005 35 35 0
2006 35 35 0
2007 30 30 0
2008 30 30 0
2009 35 35 0
2010 47 47 0
2011 53 53 0
2012 66 66 0
2013 74 67 7
2014 100 100 0
2015 88 88 0
2016 115 115 0
2017 111 111 0

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Popularity of Arizona as a first name

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Popularity of Arizona as a last name

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Common last names for Arizona

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Taylor
  • Brown
  • Jackson
  • Jones
  • Jenkins
  • Lewis
  • Walker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Arizona U.S.
  White 19.38% 64.26%
  African American 4.65% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 39.53% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 34.88% 16.26%

Of Last Name Arizona

People with the last name Arizona are most frequently White, American Indian and Alaska Native, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Arizona

  • What name lists does Arizona rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Arizona? Arizona is the 5,601st most popular name of all time. As a last name Arizona was the 131,379th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Arizona have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,689 babies born with the first name Arizona in the United States. That's more than enough people named Arizona to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Arizona? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Arizona first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Arizona is Tuesday, September 27th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Arizona born? The highest recorded use of the first name Arizona was in 2016 with a total of 115 babies.
  • Random Arizona Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Arizona is not a popular baby girl's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Arizona: Your name in reverse order is Anozira. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Zanario. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Arizona? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 129 people with the last name Arizona.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Arizona? Arizona is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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.