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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Baylor

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  • A submission from Texas, United States says the name Baylor means "The most powerful ruler" and is of Unknown origin.
  • A user from Virginia, United States says the name Baylor is of German origin and means "The Most Powerful Ruler".
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Wiktionary
  1. A male given name

Notable Persons With the Last Name Baylor

Elgin Baylor is a basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers. He was most active from 1958 to 1971. Elgin was born on September 16th, 1934 in Washington, D.C.

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Don Baylor is a baseball player. Don was born on June 28th, 1949 in Austin, Texas.

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Helen Baylor is a christian music, rhythm, and blues musician. She was most prominent from 1967 to present. Helen was given the name Helen LaRue Lowe on January 8th, 1953 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Helen is also known as Little Helen.

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John Robert Baylor is a confederate arizona. His military service ended in 1840.

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Robert was born on May 10th, 1793. He left this life in 1874.

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Byrd Baylor is a children's literature author. Byrd was born on March 28th, 1924 in San Antonio. Byrd is also known as Byrd Baylor Schweitzer.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1918 5 0 5
1921 6 0 6
1922 9 0 9
1924 6 0 6
1946 5 0 5
1985 5 0 5
1986 6 0 6
1988 5 0 5
1989 7 0 7
1990 6 0 6
1991 11 0 11
1992 15 0 15
1993 26 0 26
1994 32 5 27
1995 47 8 39
1996 64 10 54
1997 65 12 53
1998 79 15 64
1999 91 16 75
2000 126 18 108
2001 99 17 82
2002 108 18 90
2003 161 34 127
2004 140 22 118
2005 138 24 114
2006 140 25 115
2007 162 32 130
2008 174 34 140
2009 189 51 138
2010 197 36 161
2011 193 50 143
2012 278 83 195
2013 264 81 183
2014 344 126 218
2015 495 215 280
2016 550 209 341
2017 481 171 310

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Popularity of Baylor as a first name

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Popularity of Baylor as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Baylor U.S.
  White 44.92% 64.26%
  African American 48.75% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.32% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.24% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.22% 16.26%

Of Last Name Baylor

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

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Fun Facts about the name Baylor

  • How Popular is the name Baylor? Baylor is the 3,930th most popular name of all time. As a last name Baylor was the 5,489th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Baylor have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,729 babies born with the first name Baylor in the United States. That's more than enough people named Baylor to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Baylor? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Baylor first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Baylor is Sunday, January 11th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Baylor born? The highest recorded use of the first name Baylor was in 2016 with a total of 341 babies.
  • Random Baylor Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Baylor is not a popular baby boy's name in Kansas. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Baylor: Your name in reverse order is Rolyab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rbylao. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Baylor? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,336 people with the last name Baylor.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Baylor? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Baylor as their last name.

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