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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bilbo

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bil"bo
  1. A rapier; a sword; so named from Bilbao, in Spain.
  2. pl.A long bar or bolt of iron with sliding shackles, and a lock at the end, to confine the feet of prisoners or offenders, esp. on board of ships."Methought I lay Worse than the mutines in the bilboes." [Shak.]
  1. A rare surname​.

Bilbo was also found in the following language(s): Basque

Notable Persons With the Last Name Bilbo

Theodore G. Bilbo was a senator. He was most active from 1935 to 1947. Theodore was born on October 13th, 1877 in Pearl River County, Mississippi, U.S. He passed away on August 21st, 1947.


William was born in 1815. He breathed his last breath in 1867.


Jack was born on April 13th, 1907. He left this life in 1967.


Damarius Bilbo is a football player. Damarius was born on December 3rd, 1982 in Moss Point, Mississippi.


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Popularity of Bilbo as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bilbo U.S.
  White 67.52% 64.26%
  African American 26.86% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.41% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.34% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.57% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.30% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bilbo

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

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Fun Facts about the name Bilbo

  • How Popular is the name Bilbo? Bilbo is the 32,615th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bilbo was the 18,622nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bilbo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 132 babies born with the first name Bilbo in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bilbo 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 Bilbo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1910 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Bilbo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bilbo is Monday, December 29th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Bilbo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bilbo was in 1916 with a total of 22 babies.
  • Random Bilbo Factoid: According to the 1910 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bilbo is not a popular baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1910.
  • Weird things about the name Bilbo: Your name in reverse order is Oblib. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Obilb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bilbo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,478 people with the last name Bilbo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bilbo? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bilbo as their last name since less than 1 person in 200k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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