Bowman

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since 1880
Last Name
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Origin and Meaning of Bowman

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     English
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     Irish
40%
     German
20%

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from Colorado, United States says the name Bowman means "Archer" and is of Irish origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bow"man
A man who uses a bow; an archer.
noun Bow"man
The man who rows the foremost oar in a boat; the bow oar.
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  1. A person who is expert in the use of a bow and arrow
Wiktionary

bow +‎ -man

  1. (archery) A man who uses a bow; an archer.

bow (of boat or ship) + -man

  1. (nautical) The person, in a team or among oarsmen, positioned nearest the bow.

    Notable Persons Named Bowman

    Bowman Hendry McCalla is a military person. His military service ended in 1906.

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    Bowman was born on September 17th, 1899. He passed away on June 5th, 1961.

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    Bowman Foster Ashe was an office holder. Bowman was born on April 3rd, 1885. He breathed his last breath on December 16th, 1952.

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    Bowman was born in 1854. He died in 1933.

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    Bowman was born on July 29th, 1855 in Douglas, Massachusetts. He breathed his last breath on February 3rd, 1916.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Bowman

    Josh Bowman is an actor. He has been prominent since 2007. Josh was given the name Joshua Tobias Bowman on March 4th, 1988 in Windsor and Maidenhead, Berkshire, England. Josh is also known as Bowman and Joshua.

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    Bob Bowman is a college coach. Bob was born in Columbia, South Carolina.

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    Navorro Bowman is an athlete for the San Francisco 49ers. Navorro was born on May 28th, 1988 in District Heights, Maryland.

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    Edith Bowman is a radio personality, presenter, radio dj, and television presenter. Edith was given the name Edith Eleanor Bowman on January 15th, 1974 in Anstruther.

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    John Archer was an actor. He was most active from 1938 to 1996. John was given the name Ralph Bowman on May 8th, 1915 in Osceola, Nebraska, U.S. John is also known as Bowman and Ralph. He left this life on December 3rd, 1999.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1884 5 0 5
    1914 5 0 5
    1915 9 0 9
    1916 5 0 5
    1918 5 0 5
    1919 7 0 7
    1920 7 0 7
    1921 5 0 5
    1922 13 0 13
    1923 9 0 9
    1924 8 0 8
    1925 5 0 5
    1926 5 0 5
    1927 6 0 6
    1928 7 0 7
    1929 7 0 7
    1930 7 0 7
    1931 5 0 5
    1932 7 0 7
    1934 5 0 5
    1937 5 0 5
    1940 7 0 7
    1943 7 0 7
    1945 7 0 7
    1946 8 0 8
    1951 6 0 6
    1953 7 0 7
    1954 5 0 5
    1956 5 0 5
    1957 5 0 5
    1958 5 0 5
    1959 5 0 5
    1962 5 0 5
    1963 6 0 6
    1970 6 0 6
    1982 7 0 7
    1984 9 0 9
    1985 5 0 5
    1987 8 0 8
    1989 8 0 8
    1990 6 0 6
    1991 5 0 5
    1992 5 0 5
    1993 5 0 5
    1994 5 0 5
    1995 9 0 9
    1996 8 0 8
    1997 6 0 6
    1998 12 0 12
    2000 9 0 9
    2001 10 0 10
    2002 9 0 9
    2003 7 0 7
    2004 12 0 12
    2005 12 0 12
    2006 14 0 14
    2007 7 0 7
    2008 13 0 13
    2009 15 0 15
    2010 19 0 19
    2011 18 0 18
    2012 18 0 18
    2013 20 0 20
    2014 20 0 20
    2015 41 0 41
    2016 43 0 43
    2017 38 0 38
    * Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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    Popularity of Bowman as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Bowman U.S.
      White 80.82% 64.26%
      African American 13.62% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.48% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.80% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.05% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.23% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Bowman

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Bowman

    • How Popular is the name Bowman? Bowman is the 13,926th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bowman was the 296th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Bowman have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 644 babies born with the first name Bowman in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bowman to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bowman? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Bowman first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bowman is Monday, February 6th, 1871.
    • What year had the most people named Bowman born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bowman was in 2016 with a total of 43 babies.
    • Random Bowman Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bowman is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2016.
    • Weird things about the name Bowman: Your name in reverse order is Namwob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ambown. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Bowman? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 105,007 people with the last name Bowman.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bowman? Bowman was ranked as the 296th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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).
    • 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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