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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Byars

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Alt. Meaning

B is for busy, your never idle life.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

A is for athleticism, embrace the competitor within

R is for romantic, hopelessly so

S is for sweetheart, you really are!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Byars

Keith Byars is a football player. He was most active from 1986 to 1998. Keith was born on October 14th, 1963 in Dayton, Ohio.


Derrick Byars is a basketball player for the Santeros de Aguada, Köln 99ers, Chorale Roanne, Bakersfield Jam, Panellinios Basket, Cholet Basket, Alba Berlin, and San Antonio Spurs in the Baloncesto Superior Nacional. He has been prominent since 2007. Derrick was born on April 25th, 1984 in Memphis, Tennessee.


Betsy Byars is a children's literature, young-adult fiction, historical fiction, and fiction writer. She has had major accomplishments since 1962. Betsy was given the name Betsy Cromer on August 7th, 1928 in Charlotte, North Carolina, US.


Sr. Noel Eugene "Gene" Byars is a teacher. Sr. was born on July 4th, 1939. Sr. is also known as Gene Byars.


Bryan Byars is an athlete for the Oklahoma City FC.


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Popularity of Byars as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Byars U.S.
  White 77.05% 64.26%
  African American 17.16% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.94% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.11% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.35% 16.26%

Of Last Name Byars

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

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Fun Facts about the name Byars

  • How Popular is the name Byars? As a last name Byars was the 5,223rd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Byars first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Byars is Sunday, July 31st, 1887.
  • How unique is the name Byars? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Byars. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Byars: Your name in reverse order is Srayb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Abyrs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Byars? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,683 people with the last name Byars.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Byars? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Byars as their last name.

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