Avant

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Avant

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun A*vant"
The front of an army. (Obs) See Van.

Etymology: For avant-guard. Cf. Avaunt Van

Wiktionary

Abbreviated from avant-guard.

  1. (obsolete) The front of an army; the vanguard.

avant was also found in the following language(s): French, Norman, Old French, and Romansch

Notable Persons Named Avant

Avant is a contemporary r&b singing and songwriter. He was most prominent from 1999 to present. Avant was given the name Myron Avant on April 26th, 1978 in Cleveland.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Avant

Avant is a contemporary r&b singing and songwriter. He was most prominent from 1999 to present. Avant was given the name Myron Avant on April 26th, 1978 in Cleveland.

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Clarence Avant is a rhythm, blues, soul music, and pop music music executive, entrepreneur, and film producer. Clarence was born on February 25th, 1931 in Climax, North Carolina.

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Nicole Avant is a music executive, philanthropist, ambassador, activism, and philanthropy. Nicole was born on March 6th, 1968.

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Jason Avant is a football player for the Kansas City Chiefs. His most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. Jason was born on April 20th, 1983 in Chicago.

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Joan was born on April 14th, 1940.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1971 6 0 6
2000 23 0 23
2001 31 0 31
2002 47 0 47
2003 31 0 31
2004 58 0 58
2005 42 0 42
2006 38 0 38
2007 33 0 33
2008 25 0 25
2009 38 0 38
2010 34 0 34
2011 23 0 23
2012 28 0 28
2013 26 0 26
2014 24 0 24
2015 15 0 15
2016 25 0 25
2017 11 0 11

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Popularity of Avant as a first name

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Popularity of Avant as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Avant U.S.
  White 52.25% 64.26%
  African American 41.36% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.77% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.06% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Avant

People with the last name Avant are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Avant

  • How Popular is the name Avant? Avant is the 15,221st most popular name of all time. As a last name Avant was the 6,277th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Avant have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 558 babies born with the first name Avant in the United States. That's more than enough people named Avant 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 Avant? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Avant first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Avant is Thursday, January 19th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Avant born? The highest recorded use of the first name Avant was in 2004 with a total of 58 babies.
  • Random Avant Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Avant is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Avant: Your name in reverse order is Tnava. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Navta. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Avant? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,443 people with the last name Avant.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Avant? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Avant 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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