Boris

First Name
4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
3k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Boris

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  • A submission from Tennessee, United States says the name Boris means ""Snow wolf"" and is of Russian origin.
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Wiktionary
  1. A male given name.
  2. (slang) person of Russian descent.

Boris was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Serbo-Croatian, and Slovak

Notable Persons Named Boris

Boris Johnson is a --05- for Uxbridge, South Ruislip, for Henley, 2nd Mayor of London, Shadow Minister for Higher Education, Shadow Minister for the Arts, Member of Parliament, forUxbridge, forHenley, Department for Education, Minister for Culture, Communications, and Cre. Boris was born on June 19th, 1964 in Manhattan, New York, U.S.

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Boris Yeltsin was a First Secretary of the Moscow City Committee of the Communist Party, and First Secretary of theMoscow City Committeeof theCommunist Party. His career lasted from 1991 to 1999. Boris was given the name Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin on February 1st, 1931 in Butka, Russia. Boris is also known as Ельцин and Борис Николаевич (Russian); Eltsin.. He passed away on April 23rd, 2007.

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Boris was born Boris Bazhanov in 1900 in Mohyliv-Podilskyi. Boris is also known as Boris Bašanov, Boris Bajanov, and Boris Baschanow. He breathed his last breath in 1982.

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Boris Karloff was an actor. His career lasted from 1909 to 1969. Boris was given the name William Henry Pratt on November 23rd, 1887 in Camberwell. He breathed his last breath on February 2nd, 1969.

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Boris Becker is a tennis player. Boris was born on November 22nd, 1967 in Leimen, West Germany.

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Boris Kodjoe is an actor and former fashion model. He has been prominent since 1995. Boris was given the name Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe on May 8th, 1973 in Vienna.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Boris

Angel Boris is a playboy playmate. Angel was born on August 2nd, 1974.

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Prince Boris is royalty. He holds the title Duke in Saxony, Prince of Turnovo, and Prince of Tarnovo. Prince was born as the child of Kardam and Prince of Turnovo on October 12th, 1997 in Madrid.

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Trevor Boris is a comedian. Trevor was born in Brandon, Manitoba.

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Kok Boris is a soccer player for the Phnom Penh Crown FC, Jarville JF, and Cambodia national football team. Kok was born on May 20th, 1991 in Nancy, France.

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Ann Bauer is a fiction, novel, and essay novelist. Ann was given the name Ann Michele Boris on March 11th, 1966 in Boston. Ann is also known as Ann Gateley.

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Boris is an electronic music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1991 to 2004. Boris was given the name Philippe Dhondt on May 19th, 1965.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1911 5 0 5
1912 13 0 13
1913 10 0 10
1914 19 0 19
1915 27 0 27
1916 35 0 35
1917 36 0 36
1918 44 0 44
1919 24 0 24
1920 30 0 30
1921 44 0 44
1922 40 0 40
1923 50 0 50
1924 37 0 37
1925 41 0 41
1926 33 0 33
1927 34 0 34
1928 29 0 29
1929 35 0 35
1930 34 0 34
1931 35 0 35
1932 34 0 34
1933 23 0 23
1934 28 0 28
1935 21 0 21
1936 15 0 15
1937 21 0 21
1938 12 0 12
1939 15 0 15
1940 12 0 12
1941 14 0 14
1942 10 0 10
1943 9 0 9
1944 7 0 7
1945 9 0 9
1946 12 0 12
1947 16 0 16
1948 9 0 9
1949 14 0 14
1950 9 0 9
1951 19 0 19
1952 26 0 26
1953 20 0 20
1954 20 0 20
1955 32 0 32
1956 38 0 38
1957 34 0 34
1958 43 0 43
1959 46 0 46
1960 37 0 37
1961 63 0 63
1962 76 0 76
1963 62 0 62
1964 63 0 63
1965 54 0 54
1966 60 0 60
1967 56 0 56
1968 58 0 58
1969 66 0 66
1970 81 0 81
1971 58 0 58
1972 55 0 55
1973 51 0 51
1974 54 0 54
1975 40 0 40
1976 41 0 41
1977 30 0 30
1978 35 0 35
1979 34 0 34
1980 30 0 30
1981 38 0 38
1982 36 0 36
1983 45 0 45
1984 38 0 38
1985 40 0 40
1986 36 0 36
1987 54 0 54
1988 36 0 36
1989 47 0 47
1990 54 0 54
1991 71 0 71
1992 65 0 65
1993 59 0 59
1994 65 0 65
1995 72 0 72
1996 50 0 50
1997 53 0 53
1998 62 0 62
1999 52 0 52
2000 56 0 56
2001 54 0 54
2002 59 0 59
2003 52 0 52
2004 65 0 65
2005 60 0 60
2006 65 0 65
2007 49 0 49
2008 73 0 73
2009 46 0 46
2010 47 0 47
2011 48 0 48
2012 47 0 47
2013 64 0 64
2014 54 0 54
2015 48 0 48
2016 47 0 47
2017 51 0 51

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Popularity of Boris as a first name

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Popularity of Boris as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Boris U.S.
  White 91.62% 64.26%
  African American 2.34% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.33% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.53% 16.26%

Of Last Name Boris

People with the last name Boris are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Boris

  • How Popular is the name Boris? Boris is the 4,164th most popular name of all time. As a last name Boris was the 11,348th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Boris have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,285 babies born with the first name Boris in the United States. That's more than enough people named Boris to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Boris? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1911 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Boris first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Boris is Friday, December 25th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Boris born? The highest recorded use of the first name Boris was in 1970 with a total of 81 babies.
  • Random Boris Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Boris is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 13 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1992.
  • Weird things about the name Boris: Your name in reverse order is Sirob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Srboi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Boris? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,780 people with the last name Boris.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Boris? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Boris as their last name since less than 1 person in 106k 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).
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