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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Binder

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  • According to a user from Canada, the name Binder is of Sanskrit origin and means "God".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bind"er
  1. One who binds; as, a binder of sheaves; one whose trade is to bind; as, a binder of books.
  2. Anything that binds, as a fillet, cord, rope, or band; a bandage; -- esp. the principal piece of timber intended to bind together any building.
  3. a pair of stiff oblong covers, sometimes detachable, designed for insertion of paper pages to create a book-like document, such as in a loose-leaf binder.
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  1. Something used to tie or bind
  2. Holds loose papers or magazines
  3. A machine that cuts grain and binds it in sheaves
  4. Something used to bind separate particles together or facilitate adhesion to a surface

bind +‎ -er

  1. Someone who binds
    1. Someone who binds books, bookbinder.
  2. A cover or holder for unbound papers, pages etc.
  3. Something that is used to bind things together, often referring to the mechanism that accomplishes this for a book.
  4. (programming) A software mechanism that performs binding.
  5. A dossier.
  6. (agriculture) A machine used in harvesting that ties cut stalks of grain into a bundle.
  7. (chemistry) A chemical or other substance that causes two other substances to form into one.
  8. (law) A down payment on a piece of real property that secures the payor the right to purchase the property from the payee upon an agreement of terms.
  9. (chiefly Minnesota) A rubber band.
  10. Material or clothing used in binding or flattening the breasts.
  11. (molecular biology) protein binder

binder was also found in the following language(s): Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Binder

They were most prominent from 1923 to 1938. Jenő was given the name Binder Jenő Emil on May 17th, 1907 in Szatmárnémeti, Austria-Hungary. They left this life on June 7th, 1938.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Binder

Otto Binder is a comics creator. Otto is also known as Eando Binder.


Mike Binder is a film director, screenwriter, film producer, actor, novelist, director, and producer. Mike was born on June 2nd, 1958 in Detroit.


Brad Binder is an athlete for the Ajo Motorsport. Brad was born on August 11th, 1995 in Potchefstroom, South Africa.



Jack was born on August 11th, 1902 in Austria-Hungary. Jack is also known as Max Plaisted. He left this life on March 6th, 1986.


René Binder is an athlete for the MP Motorsport. René was born on January 1st, 1992 in Innsbruck.


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Popularity of Binder as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Binder U.S.
  White 91.10% 64.26%
  African American 4.80% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.14% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.30% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.92% 16.26%

Of Last Name Binder

People with the last name Binder are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Binder

  • How Popular is the name Binder? As a last name Binder was the 3,660th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Binder first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Binder is Thursday, January 12th, 1956.
  • How unique is the name Binder? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Binder. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Binder: Your name in reverse order is Rednib. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iednbr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Binder? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,720 people with the last name Binder.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Binder? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Binder as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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