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Origin and Meaning of Breaker

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Break"er
  1. One who, or that which, breaks."I'll be no breaker of the law." [Shak.]
  2. Specifically: A machine for breaking rocks, or for breaking coal at the mines; also, the building in which such a machine is placed.
  3. [Naut] A small water cask.
  4. A wave breaking into foam against the shore, or against a sand bank, or a rock or reef near the surface."The breakers were right beneath her bows." [Longfellow.]
  5. a quarry worker who splits off blocks of stone.
    synonyms: ledgeman.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A device that trips like a switch and opens the circuit when overloaded
  2. Waves breaking on the shore
  3. A quarry worker who splits off blocks of stone

Notable Persons With the Last Name Breaker

Daniel Breaker is an actor and comedian. Daniel was born on June 2nd, 1980 in Manhattan, Kansas.


Circuit Breaker is a comics character.


Ronald R. Breaker is a in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology.



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Popularity of Breaker as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Breaker U.S.
  White 63.73% 64.26%
  African American 30.46% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.81% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.40% 16.26%

Of Last Name Breaker

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

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Fun Facts about the name Breaker

  • How Popular is the name Breaker? Breaker is the 43,730th most popular name of all time. As a last name Breaker was the 43,285th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Breaker have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 63 babies born with the first name Breaker in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Breaker? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2010 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Breaker first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Breaker is Wednesday, August 15th, 1906.
  • What year had the most people named Breaker born? The highest recorded use of the first name Breaker was in 2012 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Random Breaker Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Breaker is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Breaker: Your name in reverse order is Rekaerb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Errbkae. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Breaker? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 499 people with the last name Breaker.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Breaker? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Breaker as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.