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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Auburn

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Au"burn
Senses
  1. Flaxen-colored.(Obs)
  2. Reddish brown."His auburn locks on either shoulder flowed." [Dryden.]

Etymology: OE. auburne blonde, OF. alborne auborne, fr. LL. alburnus whitish, fr. L. albus white. Cf. Alburn

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (of hair) colored a moderate reddish-brown ("auburn hair")
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Early Modern English auburn "brown, reddish brown" from Middle English aubourne, abron, abroune, abrune "light brown, yellowish brown, blond", alteration (due to conflation with Middle English brun "brown") of earlier auborne "yellowish-white, flaxen" from Old French auborne, alborne "blond, flaxen, off-white" from Medieval Latin alburnus "whitish" from Latin albus "white". More at albino, brown

  1. A dark reddish-brown colour, often used to describe hair colour.

Notable Persons Named Auburn

Auburn is a pop music, contemporary r&b, hip hop music, and urban contemporary musician. She plays Vocals. She has had major accomplishments since 2006. Auburn was given the name Auburn Williams on December 2nd, 1989. Auburn is also known as Gabbi G.

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Pat Hare was a blues, electric blues, and rock music singing, guitarist, and songwriter. He plays Human voice, Guitar, and Electric guitar. He holds the title Little Junior's Blue Flames - "Love My Baby" and James Cotton - "Cotton Crop Blues". He was most prominent from 1950 to 1962. Pat was given the name Auburn Hare on December 20th, 1930 in (Cherry Valley, Arkansas, United States). He passed away on September 26th, 1980.

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Auburn was born on June 27th, 1837 in Scott County, Virginia. He died on May 17th, 1900.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Auburn

Auburn is a pop music, contemporary r&b, hip hop music, and urban contemporary musician. She plays Vocals. She has had major accomplishments since 2006. Auburn was given the name Auburn Williams on December 2nd, 1989. Auburn is also known as Gabbi G.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1890 5 0 5
1909 6 0 6
1910 5 0 5
1912 15 0 15
1913 5 0 5
1914 13 0 13
1915 16 0 16
1916 11 0 11
1917 7 0 7
1918 15 0 15
1919 17 0 17
1920 25 5 20
1921 12 0 12
1922 21 0 21
1923 21 0 21
1924 14 0 14
1925 23 0 23
1926 13 0 13
1927 21 0 21
1928 12 0 12
1929 13 0 13
1930 22 0 22
1931 14 0 14
1933 12 0 12
1934 15 0 15
1935 9 0 9
1936 12 0 12
1937 18 0 18
1938 6 0 6
1939 9 0 9
1940 12 0 12
1941 6 0 6
1942 14 0 14
1943 16 0 16
1944 7 0 7
1946 11 0 11
1947 7 0 7
1949 9 0 9
1950 8 0 8
1951 9 0 9
1953 6 0 6
1954 11 0 11
1959 10 0 10
1960 6 0 6
1961 8 0 8
1962 7 0 7
1964 6 0 6
1966 5 0 5
1967 9 0 9
1968 13 0 13
1970 6 0 6
1976 11 6 5
1977 13 7 6
1979 13 13 0
1980 7 7 0
1981 19 14 5
1982 13 13 0
1983 13 13 0
1984 14 14 0
1985 12 12 0
1986 23 18 5
1987 21 21 0
1988 16 16 0
1989 21 16 5
1990 35 28 7
1991 28 20 8
1992 41 34 7
1993 35 26 9
1994 27 27 0
1995 32 32 0
1996 42 42 0
1997 42 42 0
1998 25 25 0
1999 30 30 0
2000 33 28 5
2001 32 26 6
2002 26 26 0
2003 24 24 0
2004 34 34 0
2005 21 21 0
2006 42 36 6
2007 35 29 6
2008 32 32 0
2009 30 30 0
2010 24 24 0
2011 31 31 0
2012 45 45 0
2013 47 41 6
2014 50 44 6
2015 57 52 5
2016 40 34 6
2017 48 43 5

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Popularity of Auburn as a first name

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Popularity of Auburn as a last name

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Common last names for Auburn

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  • Moore
  • Thompson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Auburn U.S.
  White 89.64% 64.26%
  African American 4.66% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.11% 16.26%

Of Last Name Auburn

People with the last name Auburn are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Auburn

  • How Popular is the name Auburn? Auburn is the 7,306th most popular name of all time. As a last name Auburn was the 94,730th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Auburn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,777 babies born with the first name Auburn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Auburn to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Auburn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1890 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Auburn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Auburn is Friday, March 29th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Auburn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Auburn was in 2015 with a total of 52 babies.
  • Random Auburn Factoid: According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Auburn is not a popular baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1922.
  • Weird things about the name Auburn: Your name in reverse order is Nrubua. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Abuurn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Auburn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 193 people with the last name Auburn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Auburn? Auburn 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)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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