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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ar"ris
The sharp edge or salient angle formed by two surfaces meeting each other, whether plane or curved; -- applied particularly to the edges in moldings, and to the raised edges which separate the flutings in a Doric column.

Etymology: OF. areste, F. arête, fr. L. arista the top or beard of an ear of grain, the bone of a fish

  1. (rare) A female given name.

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Popularity of Arris as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Arris U.S.
  White 76.92% 64.26%
  African American 8.72% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.08% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Arris

People with the last name Arris are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Arris

  • How Popular is the name Arris? Arris is the 44,364th most popular name of all time. As a last name Arris was the 93,921st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Arris have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 60 babies born with the first name Arris in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Arris? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Arris first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Arris is Thursday, May 27th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Arris born? The highest recorded use of the first name Arris was in 2016 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Arris: Your name in reverse order is Sirra. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iarrs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Arris? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 195 people with the last name Arris.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Arris? Arris is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.