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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Arkin

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  1. Genitive singular form of arkki.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Arkin

Alan Arkin is an actor, director, comedian, musician, and singer. His ongoing career started in 1957. Alan was given the name Alan Wolf Arkin on March 26th, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York, US.


Adam Arkin is an actor, writer, and director. He was most active from 1969 to present. Adam was born as the child of Alan Arkin on August 19th, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.


David Arkin was an actor. David was given the name David George Arkin on December 24th, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, United States. He breathed his last breath on January 14th, 1991.


Matthew Arkin is a film, television, actor, and televisionactor. Matthew was born on March 21st, 1960 in Brooklyn.


Cüneyt Arkın is a film actor, director, and producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1963 to 2007. Cüneyt was given the name Fahrettin Cüreklibatır on September 7th, 1937 in Gökçeoğlu village, Alpu, Eskişehir Province, Turkey.


William Arkin is a political commentator, activist, journalist, soldier, and activism. William was given the name William Morris Arkin on May 15th, 1956 in New York.


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Popularity of Arkin as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Arkin U.S.
  White 93.28% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.30% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.59% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Arkin

People with the last name Arkin are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Arkin

  • How Popular is the name Arkin? Arkin is the 34,703rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Arkin was the 28,215th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Arkin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 114 babies born with the first name Arkin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Arkin 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 Arkin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2003 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Arkin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Arkin is Thursday, December 17th, 1908.
  • What year had the most people named Arkin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Arkin was in 2017 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Arkin: Your name in reverse order is Nikra. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nrkia. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Arkin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 848 people with the last name Arkin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Arkin? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Arkin as their last name since less than 1 person in 345k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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