Burnett

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Burnett

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  • A submission from Texas, United States says the name Burnett means "Burnt land" and is of English origin.

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  1. United States writer (born in England) remembered for her novels for children (1849-1924)
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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Burnett

Burnett was born in 1909. He breathed his last breath in 1987.

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Burnett was born on November 17th, 1874. He passed away on September 10th, 1937.

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Burnett was born on June 14th, 1870 in Dover, Illinois. He died on June 24th, 1940.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Burnett

Carol Burnett is an actress, comedian, singer, and writer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1955 to present. Carol was given the name Carol Creighton Burnett on April 26th, 1933 in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.

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Howlin' Wolf was a chicago blues musician. He was most active from 1940 to 1976. Howlin' was given the name Chester Arthur Burnett on June 10th, 1910 in White Station, Mississippi. He left this life on January 10th, 1976.

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Erin Burnett is a news anchor, journalist, and news presenter. Her ongoing career started in 2003. Erin was given the name Erin Isabelle Burnett on July 2nd, 1976 in , U.S.

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MC Ride is a hip hop music and experimental hip hop rapping and visual arts. He was most prominent from 1990 to present. MC was given the name Stefan Corbin Burnett on May 10th, 1978. MC is also known as MxlPlx.

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Mark Burnett is a television producer, executive producer, and author. Mark was born on July 17th, 1960 in London.

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Frances Hodgson Burnett was a writer. Frances was given the name Frances Eliza Hodgson on November 24th, 1849 in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, England. She breathed her last breath on October 29th, 1924.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 5 0 5
1885 6 0 6
1887 9 0 9
1888 6 0 6
1896 5 0 5
1898 5 0 5
1900 11 0 11
1906 6 0 6
1907 7 0 7
1908 16 0 16
1910 13 0 13
1911 10 0 10
1912 25 7 18
1913 24 5 19
1914 25 0 25
1915 42 5 37
1916 40 8 32
1917 45 5 40
1918 37 9 28
1919 46 9 37
1920 53 10 43
1921 49 11 38
1922 33 0 33
1923 48 6 42
1924 41 5 36
1925 44 8 36
1926 31 6 25
1927 42 9 33
1928 36 6 30
1929 25 8 17
1930 25 0 25
1931 21 0 21
1932 28 0 28
1933 32 9 23
1934 34 6 28
1935 21 0 21
1936 24 8 16
1937 16 0 16
1938 21 0 21
1939 44 6 38
1940 25 0 25
1941 29 8 21
1942 23 0 23
1943 36 7 29
1944 32 6 26
1945 18 0 18
1946 32 6 26
1947 24 6 18
1948 37 7 30
1949 25 6 19
1950 37 12 25
1951 12 0 12
1952 23 7 16
1953 32 14 18
1954 34 12 22
1955 30 5 25
1956 25 7 18
1957 20 0 20
1958 26 5 21
1959 20 0 20
1960 25 6 19
1961 12 0 12
1962 26 5 21
1963 13 0 13
1964 16 0 16
1965 20 5 15
1966 11 0 11
1967 6 0 6
1968 15 8 7
1969 7 0 7
1970 20 5 15
1971 7 0 7
1972 5 0 5
1973 10 0 10
1974 7 0 7
1976 5 0 5
1978 6 0 6
1980 6 0 6
1981 10 0 10
1982 6 0 6
1986 8 0 8
1987 7 0 7
1994 5 0 5
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Burnett

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Burnett as a first name

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Popularity of Burnett as a last name

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Common last names for Burnett

  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Roberts
  • Anderson
  • Jackson
  • Davis
  • Carter
  • Hall

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Burnett U.S.
  White 69.91% 64.26%
  African American 24.06% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.41% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.74% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.52% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.36% 16.26%

Of Last Name Burnett

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

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Fun Facts about the name Burnett

  • How Popular is the name Burnett? Burnett is the 7,148th most popular name of all time. As a last name Burnett was the 554th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Burnett have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,844 babies born with the first name Burnett in the United States. That's more than enough people named Burnett to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Burnett? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Burnett first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Burnett is Tuesday, April 14th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Burnett born? The highest recorded use of the first name Burnett was in 1920 with a total of 43 babies.
  • Random Burnett Factoid: According to the 1917 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Burnett is not a popular baby boy's name in Kansas. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1917.
  • Weird things about the name Burnett: Your name in reverse order is Ttenrub. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Teunbtr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Burnett? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 60,791 people with the last name Burnett.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Burnett? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 21 of them will have Burnett as their last name.

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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