Booker

First Name
11k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
37k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Booker

"Booker" is a name of English origin, and it means "Bleacher". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Book"er
One who enters accounts or names, etc., in a book; a bookkeeper.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Someone who engages a person or company for performances
Wiktionary

From Middle English bokere, from Old English bōcere (“a bookman; writer; scribe; author; learned man; scholar; instructor”), equivalent to book +‎ -er. Modern sense influenced by the verb to book.

  1. (obsolete) scholar; scribe
  2. One who makes a reservation
  3. One who records transactions, such as reservations.

booker was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Booker

Booker T. Washington was an educator, author, and african american civil rights leader. He holds the title The Atlanta Compromise". Booker was given the name Booker Taliaferro Washington on April 5th, 1856 in , U.S. He passed away on November 14th, 1915.

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Booker was born on March 1st, 1965 in Houston.

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Booker T. Jones is a r&b, instrumental rock, soul, electric blues, rhythm, and blues musician. He plays Organ, piano, oboe, keyboards, saxophone, vocals, trombone, guitar, bass guitar, Keyboard instrument, and Hammond organ. He has had major accomplishments since 1961. Booker was born on November 12th, 1944 in Memphis, Tennessee, US.

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Bukka White was a delta blues and country blues musician. He plays Vocals, steel guitar, fiddle, and piano. He was most active from 1920 to 1977. Bukka was given the name Booker T. Washington White on November 12th, 1909 in (Between Aberdeen and Houston, Mississippi, United States). He left this life on February 26th, 1977.

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Booker Ervin was a hard bop musician. He plays Tenor saxophone. Booker was born on October 31st, 1930 in Denison, Texas. He breathed his last breath on July 31st, 1970.

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Booker Little was a jazz, hard bop, and avant-garde jazz trumpet and composer. He plays Trumpet. His most notable accomplishments were from 1956 to 1961. Booker was given the name Booker Little, Jr. on April 2nd, 1938 in Memphis, Tennessee. He breathed his last breath on October 5th, 1961.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Booker

Cory Booker is a Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, Member of the Newark City Council, from the Central Ward, Mayor ofNewark, and Member of theNewark City Council. Cory was given the name Cory Anthony Booker on April 27th, 1969 in Washington, D.C.

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Devin Booker is a basketball player for the Phoenix Suns in the National Basketball Association. He was most active from 2015 to present. Devin was born on October 30th, 1996 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Cedella Marley Booker was a reggae, ska, soul music, and gospel music musician. Cedella was given the name Sidilla Editha Malcolm on July 23rd, 1926 in Saint Ann Parish. She breathed her last breath on April 8th, 2008.

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Trevor Booker is a basketball player for the Utah Jazz and Washington Wizards in the National Basketball Association. He has been prominent since 2010. Trevor was born on November 25th, 1987 in Newberry, South Carolina.

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Melvin Booker is a basketball player for the Hartford Hellcats, Scavolini Pesaro, Pittsburgh Piranhas, Grand Rapids Hoops, Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, and Olimpia Milano. He was most active from 1994 to 2008. Melvin was born on August 20th, 1972 in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

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James Booker was a rhythm, blues, and jazz musician. He plays Piano, electric piano, Hammond B3 organ, vocals, and Hammond organ. He holds the title Gonzo". His most notable accomplishments were from 1954 to 1983. James was given the name James Carroll Booker III on December 17th, 1939 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. He left this life on November 8th, 1983.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 5 0 5
1884 6 0 6
1889 5 0 5
1890 5 0 5
1892 5 0 5
1894 5 0 5
1895 5 0 5
1896 8 0 8
1897 15 0 15
1898 16 0 16
1899 20 0 20
1900 46 0 46
1901 29 0 29
1902 61 0 61
1903 80 0 80
1904 93 0 93
1905 93 0 93
1906 95 0 95
1907 100 0 100
1908 111 0 111
1909 101 0 101
1910 159 0 159
1911 110 0 110
1912 161 0 161
1913 151 0 151
1914 218 0 218
1915 272 0 272
1916 294 0 294
1917 233 0 233
1918 238 0 238
1919 215 0 215
1920 195 0 195
1921 179 0 179
1922 198 0 198
1923 185 0 185
1924 181 0 181
1925 170 5 165
1926 164 0 164
1927 176 0 176
1928 169 0 169
1929 157 0 157
1930 200 0 200
1931 148 0 148
1932 153 0 153
1933 147 0 147
1934 164 0 164
1935 130 0 130
1936 149 0 149
1937 134 0 134
1938 167 0 167
1939 148 0 148
1940 156 0 156
1941 145 0 145
1942 161 0 161
1943 168 0 168
1944 153 0 153
1945 135 0 135
1946 156 0 156
1947 159 0 159
1948 147 0 147
1949 167 0 167
1950 145 0 145
1951 135 0 135
1952 138 0 138
1953 140 0 140
1954 93 0 93
1955 126 0 126
1956 115 0 115
1957 109 0 109
1958 97 0 97
1959 89 0 89
1960 66 0 66
1961 69 0 69
1962 77 0 77
1963 62 0 62
1964 77 0 77
1965 65 0 65
1966 53 0 53
1967 52 0 52
1968 48 0 48
1969 45 0 45
1970 63 0 63
1971 51 0 51
1972 41 0 41
1973 42 0 42
1974 39 0 39
1975 39 0 39
1976 39 0 39
1977 34 0 34
1978 32 0 32
1979 46 0 46
1980 44 0 44
1981 36 0 36
1982 30 0 30
1983 24 0 24
1984 25 0 25
1985 32 0 32
1986 20 0 20
1987 30 0 30
1988 30 0 30
1989 23 0 23
1990 32 0 32
1991 27 0 27
1992 23 0 23
1993 24 0 24
1994 17 0 17
1995 18 0 18
1996 21 0 21
1997 20 0 20
1998 14 0 14
1999 21 0 21
2000 18 0 18
2001 17 0 17
2002 13 0 13
2003 18 0 18
2004 14 0 14
2005 19 0 19
2006 22 0 22
2007 21 0 21
2008 21 0 21
2009 24 0 24
2010 30 0 30
2011 22 0 22
2012 39 0 39
2013 43 0 43
2014 47 0 47
2015 54 0 54
2016 58 0 58

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Popularity of Booker as a first name

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Popularity of Booker as a last name

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Common last names for Booker

  • Washington
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Jackson
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Harris
  • Thomas
  • Wilson
  • Robinson
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Green
  • Walker
  • Anderson
  • Allen
  • Young

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Booker U.S.
  White 28.03% 64.26%
  African American 65.22% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.28% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.37% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.78% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Booker

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

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Fun Facts about the name Booker

  • How Popular is the name Booker? Booker is the 2,321st most popular name of all time. As a last name Booker was the 941st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Booker have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,034 babies born with the first name Booker in the United States. That's more than enough people named Booker to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Booker? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Booker first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Booker is Saturday, June 19th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Booker born? The highest recorded use of the first name Booker was in 1916 with a total of 294 babies.
  • Random Booker Factoid: According to the 1910 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Booker ranks 56th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 24 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1910.
  • Weird things about the name Booker: Your name in reverse order is Rekoob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Reobko. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Booker? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 36,840 people with the last name Booker.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Booker? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 12 of them will have Booker as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • 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)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.