Banks

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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Banks

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  • A submission from Georgia, United States says the name Banks means "Ones living near a bank, such as by a river." and is of English origin.

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  1. English botanist who accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific Ocean (1743-1820)
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  1. plural of bank

banks was also found in the following language(s): Danish and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Banks

Banks is an alternative r&b, trip hop, and indie pop musician. She has been prominent since 2011. Banks was given the name Jillian Rose Banks on June 16th, 1988 in Orange County, California, U.S. Banks is also known as Banks and Jillian Rose.

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Banks Violette is an artist in the fields of sculpture and installation art. Banks was born in Ithaca, New York.

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Banks was born on February 7th, 1917 in Fort Lawn, South Carolina. He breathed his last breath on June 4th, 2005.

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Banks was born on November 4th, 1916 in Concord, North Carolina. He left this life on April 30th, 2009.

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Banks Setlhodi is a soccer player for the Kaizer Chiefs F.C. and South Africa national football team. Banks was born on April 12th, 1947 in Randfontein, South Africa.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Banks

Elizabeth Banks is an actress, producer, and director. She has had major accomplishments since 1998. Elizabeth was given the name Elizabeth Irene Mitchell on February 10th, 1974 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Sasha was born on January 26th, 1992 in Fairfield, California.

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Azealia Banks is a hip house musician. She holds the title 212.0. Her ongoing career started in 2008. Azealia was given the name Azealia Amanda Banks on May 31st, 1991 in Manhattan, New York, United States.

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Tyra Banks is a model. Tyra was given the name Tyra Lynne Banks on December 4th, 1973 in , U.S.

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Jonathan Banks is an actor. He was most prominent from 1974 to present. Jonathan was given the name Jonathan Ray Banks on January 31st, 1947 in Washington, D.C., U.S.

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Banks is an alternative r&b, trip hop, and indie pop musician. She has been prominent since 2011. Banks was given the name Jillian Rose Banks on June 16th, 1988 in Orange County, California, U.S. Banks is also known as Banks and Jillian Rose.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1883 5 0 5
1887 8 0 8
1891 5 0 5
1905 7 0 7
1909 7 0 7
1911 6 0 6
1912 6 0 6
1913 9 0 9
1914 8 0 8
1915 9 0 9
1916 12 0 12
1917 11 0 11
1918 14 0 14
1919 18 0 18
1920 22 0 22
1921 13 0 13
1922 22 0 22
1923 12 0 12
1924 11 0 11
1925 13 0 13
1926 10 0 10
1927 16 0 16
1928 15 0 15
1929 13 0 13
1930 10 0 10
1931 9 0 9
1932 10 0 10
1933 7 0 7
1934 10 0 10
1935 7 0 7
1936 7 0 7
1937 9 0 9
1938 8 0 8
1939 10 0 10
1940 8 0 8
1941 8 0 8
1942 8 0 8
1943 6 0 6
1946 8 0 8
1947 11 0 11
1948 6 0 6
1949 5 0 5
1951 9 0 9
1952 10 0 10
1954 10 0 10
1955 7 0 7
1956 7 0 7
1957 5 0 5
1960 5 0 5
1961 5 0 5
1966 5 0 5
1970 5 0 5
1974 5 0 5
1986 7 0 7
1988 6 0 6
1990 9 0 9
1996 8 0 8
1997 6 0 6
1998 7 0 7
1999 10 0 10
2000 16 0 16
2001 15 0 15
2002 11 0 11
2003 13 0 13
2004 11 0 11
2005 26 0 26
2006 35 0 35
2007 18 0 18
2008 26 0 26
2009 45 0 45
2010 49 0 49
2011 55 0 55
2012 71 0 71
2013 56 0 56
2014 92 0 92
2015 106 0 106
2016 126 0 126
2017 113 0 113

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Popularity of Banks as a first name

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Popularity of Banks as a last name

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Common last names for Banks

  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Moore

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Banks U.S.
  White 39.27% 64.26%
  African American 54.51% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.36% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.43% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.98% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.45% 16.26%

Of Last Name Banks

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

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Fun Facts about the name Banks

  • How Popular is the name Banks? Banks is the 8,392nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Banks was the 292nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Banks have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,429 babies born with the first name Banks in the United States. That's more than enough people named Banks to occupy the territory of Tokelau (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,411 (as of October 18, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Banks? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Banks first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Banks is Sunday, December 5th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Banks born? The highest recorded use of the first name Banks was in 2016 with a total of 126 babies.
  • Random Banks Factoid: According to the 1947 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Banks is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1947.
  • Weird things about the name Banks: Your name in reverse order is Sknab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Anbsk. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Banks? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 105,833 people with the last name Banks.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Banks? Banks was ranked as the 292nd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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