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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Behr

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From Old Irish beirid (“carries, bears, brings forth”).

Notable Persons Named Behr

Behr was born in 1650. He passed away in 1713.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Behr

Jason Behr is an actor. He was most active from 1994 to 1994. Jason was given the name Jason Nathaniel Behr on December 30th, 1973 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.


Dani was born on July 9th, 1974 in London, England, United Kingdom.


Ira Steven Behr is a television producer and screenwriter. Ira was born on October 23rd, 1953 in New York City, New York.


Karl was born on May 30th, 1885 in New York City. He breathed his last breath on October 15th, 1949.


John was born on October 16th, 1966.


Winrich Behr is a military person.


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Popularity of Behr as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Behr U.S.
  White 95.57% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.79% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.42% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.84% 16.26%

Of Last Name Behr

People with the last name Behr are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Behr

  • How Popular is the name Behr? Behr is the 30,404th most popular name of all time. As a last name Behr was the 8,659th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Behr have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 154 babies born with the first name Behr in the United States. That's more than enough people named Behr 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 Behr? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2007 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Behr first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Behr is Thursday, March 20th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Behr born? The highest recorded use of the first name Behr was in 2017 with a total of 22 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Behr: Your name in reverse order is Rheb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ehrb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Behr? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,795 people with the last name Behr.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Behr? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Behr as their last name.

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