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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 34 0 34
1881 42 0 42
1882 38 0 38
1883 40 0 40
1884 38 0 38
1885 32 0 32
1886 35 0 35
1887 23 0 23
1888 42 0 42
1889 24 0 24
1890 28 0 28
1891 29 0 29
1892 32 0 32
1893 30 0 30
1894 29 0 29
1895 27 0 27
1896 42 0 42
1897 26 0 26
1898 38 0 38
1899 32 0 32
1900 38 0 38
1901 35 0 35
1902 29 0 29
1903 52 0 52
1904 41 0 41
1905 30 0 30
1906 50 0 50
1907 43 0 43
1908 34 0 34
1909 52 0 52
1910 53 0 53
1911 84 0 84
1912 163 0 163
1913 207 0 207
1914 244 0 244
1915 328 0 328
1916 363 5 358
1917 398 0 398
1918 455 5 450
1919 456 0 456
1920 433 0 433
1921 508 5 503
1922 486 6 480
1923 500 5 495
1924 550 0 550
1925 597 0 597
1926 563 5 558
1927 546 0 546
1928 523 5 518
1929 545 0 545
1930 560 0 560
1931 474 0 474
1932 446 7 439
1933 427 0 427
1934 433 0 433
1935 399 0 399
1936 434 0 434
1937 411 0 411
1938 384 0 384
1939 312 0 312
1940 345 0 345
1941 334 0 334
1942 317 0 317
1943 304 0 304
1944 293 0 293
1945 273 0 273
1946 285 0 285
1947 293 0 293
1948 247 0 247
1949 269 0 269
1950 252 0 252
1951 216 0 216
1952 219 0 219
1953 222 0 222
1954 191 0 191
1955 183 0 183
1956 192 0 192
1957 195 0 195
1958 158 0 158
1959 171 0 171
1960 186 0 186
1961 187 5 182
1962 153 0 153
1963 198 0 198
1964 162 0 162
1965 160 0 160
1966 152 0 152
1967 129 0 129
1968 120 0 120
1969 117 0 117
1970 121 0 121
1971 120 0 120
1972 112 0 112
1973 88 0 88
1974 86 0 86
1975 79 0 79
1976 82 0 82
1977 98 0 98
1978 102 0 102
1979 94 0 94
1980 98 0 98
1981 91 0 91
1982 75 0 75
1983 70 0 70
1984 60 0 60
1985 56 0 56
1986 63 0 63
1987 56 0 56
1988 51 0 51
1989 54 0 54
1990 43 0 43
1991 45 0 45
1992 31 0 31
1993 36 0 36
1994 36 0 36
1995 25 0 25
1996 37 0 37
1997 21 0 21
1998 25 0 25
1999 24 0 24
2000 21 0 21
2001 22 0 22
2002 24 0 24
2003 23 0 23
2004 30 0 30
2005 31 0 31
2006 25 0 25
2007 29 0 29
2008 19 0 19
2009 26 0 26
2010 26 0 26
2011 27 0 27
2012 36 0 36
2013 30 0 30
2014 27 0 27
2015 34 0 34

Want to know about the popularity of the Burton baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 22,279 babies born with the name Burton in the United States. That's more than enough Burtons to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 34 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Burton" was in 1925 with a total of 597 babies.

According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Burton" ranks #91 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 17 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 1922. Across the entire United States a total of 486 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Burton" mean? The list below shows the origins of Burton as well as things modernly associated with the name Burton such as celebrities named Burton.

Origin and Meaning of Burton

The name "Burton" is of English origin, and it means "Town of the Fortress". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bur"ton
A peculiar tackle, formed of two or more blocks, or pulleys, the weight being suspended to a hook block in the bight of the running part.

Etymology: Cf. OE. & Prov. E. bort to press or indent anything

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A strong dark English ale
  2. Welsh film actor who often co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor (1925-1984)
  3. English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890)

Burton Cummings

Burton Cummings is a musician and songwriter specializing in rock and soft rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1965 to present. Burton was born in 1947 as Burton Lorne Cummings in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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Burt Reynolds

Burt Reynolds is an actor, director, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1959 to present. Burt was born in 1936 as Burton Leon Reynolds in Waycross, Georgia, United States.

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Burt Lancaster

Burt Lancaster is an actor, director, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1945 to 1991. Burt was born in 1913 as Burton Stephen Lancaster in Manhattan, New York.

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Burton Roberts

Burton was born in 1972.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Burton

Burton And Burton
Burton Backpacks
Burton Baton
Burton Jenner
Burton Snowboards
Burton Awards
Burton Guster
Burton Optician
Burton Gilliam

Alternative Meanings

B is for beloved, as you are to many.

U is for understanding, you show for others.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

T is for tried, tried and true you.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Notrub". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nbrout". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Burton born Sep 4, 1943

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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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