First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Birrell

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Alt. Meaning

B is for busy, your never idle life.

I is for ideals, no higher!

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

E is for explorer, always ready for the next journey

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Birrell

Augustine Birrell was an office holder. Augustine was born on January 19th, 1850 in Wavertree, near Liverpool, England. He breathed his last breath on November 20th, 1933.


Kimberly was born on April 29th, 1998 in Düsseldorf, Germany.


Gerry was born on July 30th, 1944 in Glasgow. He breathed his last breath on June 23rd, 1973.


James was born in 1928 in Melbourne, Australia.


Adrian was born on December 8th, 1960 in Grahamstown.


Francis was born in 1889. He passed away in 1935.


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Popularity of Birrell as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Birrell U.S.
  White 95.56% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.62% 16.26%

Of Last Name Birrell

People with the last name Birrell are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Birrell

  • How Popular is the name Birrell? As a last name Birrell was the 43,511th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Birrell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Birrell is Monday, March 30th, 1903.
  • How unique is the name Birrell? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Birrell. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Birrell: Your name in reverse order is Llerrib. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rellibr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Birrell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 496 people with the last name Birrell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Birrell? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Birrell as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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