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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Boykin

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boy + -kin, diminutive suffix

  1. (now rare, chiefly informal, affectionate) A little boy.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Boykin

Trevone Boykin is a football player. Trevone was born on August 22nd, 1993 in Mesquite, Texas.


Christopher "Big Black" Boykin is a ceo, musician, television personality, and ownership. He was most active from 2002 to present. Christopher was given the name Christopher Boykin on January 13th, 1972 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Christopher is also known as Big Black, Wiggi, and Black Lavender.


William G. Boykin is a hampden–sydney college and family research council. His military service ended in 2007.


OTIS was born on August 29th, 1920. He died on March 13th, 1982.


Brandon Boykin is a football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Brandon was born on July 13th, 1990 in Atlanta.


Keith Boykin is an author and television personality. Keith was born on August 28th, 1965.


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Popularity of Boykin as a last name

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Common last names for Boykin

  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Smith

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Boykin U.S.
  White 43.87% 64.26%
  African American 50.47% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.35% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.32% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.17% 16.26%

Of Last Name Boykin

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

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Fun Facts about the name Boykin

  • How Popular is the name Boykin? Boykin is the 34,358th most popular name of all time. As a last name Boykin was the 2,096th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Boykin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 117 babies born with the first name Boykin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Boykin 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 Boykin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Boykin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Boykin is Sunday, January 25th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Boykin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Boykin was in 1922 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Boykin: Your name in reverse order is Nikyob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bnkyio. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Boykin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 17,255 people with the last name Boykin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Boykin? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Boykin as their last name.

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