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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bynum

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Alt. Meaning

B is for buoy, you encourage those you see.

Y is for young, the years never show!

N is for number one, make sure to take care of yourself above all others

U is for upstanding, your inner-self.

M is for musical, your hidden talent!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Bynum

Andrew Bynum is a basketball player for the Free agent, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers, and NBA salary cap. He was most prominent from 2005 to present. Andrew was born on October 27th, 1987 in Plainsboro Township, New Jersey.


Will Bynum is a basketball player for the Guangdong Southern Tigers, Roanoke Dazzle, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Golden State Warriors, Detroit Pistons, and Washington Wizards in the Chinese Basketball Association. He has been prominent since 2005. Will was born on January 4th, 1983 in Chicago.


Juanita Bynum is an author, televangelism, and gospel music. Juanita was born Juanita Bynum on January 16th, 1959 in United States. Juanita is also known as Prophetess Bynum and Pastor Bynum.


Josette was born on September 11th, 1977 in Minneapolis.


Caroline was born in 1941.


Hal was born in 1934.


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Popularity of Bynum as a last name

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Common last names for Bynum

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bynum U.S.
  White 44.43% 64.26%
  African American 49.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.35% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.70% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.69% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.12% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bynum

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

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Fun Facts about the name Bynum

  • How Popular is the name Bynum? Bynum is the 25,403rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Bynum was the 2,251st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bynum have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 223 babies born with the first name Bynum in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bynum 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 Bynum? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1899 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Bynum first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bynum is Friday, November 21st, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Bynum born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bynum was in 1924 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Random Bynum Factoid: According to the 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bynum is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 7 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1950.
  • Weird things about the name Bynum: Your name in reverse order is Munyb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ynmub. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bynum? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 16,166 people with the last name Bynum.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bynum? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Bynum 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).
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