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 Bowdy

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Alt. Meaning

B is for buddy, everyone is your pal.

O is for optimistic, look at the bright side!

W is for wisdom, you acquire with age.

D is for dream, your beacon ahead.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

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Popularity of Bowdy as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bowdy U.S.
  White 67.54% 64.26%
  African American 28.07% 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 4.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bowdy

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

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Fun Facts about the name Bowdy

  • How Popular is the name Bowdy? Bowdy is the 36,436th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bowdy was the 145,220th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bowdy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 101 babies born with the first name Bowdy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bowdy 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 Bowdy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1993 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Bowdy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bowdy is Sunday, April 13th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Bowdy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bowdy was in 2005 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Bowdy: Your name in reverse order is Ydwob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dybwo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bowdy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 114 people with the last name Bowdy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bowdy? Bowdy is one of the most unique last names recorded.

What Bowdys Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Bowdy born Sep 4, 2010

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Borneo approximately on 825. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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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).