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Meaning and Origin

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  1. Explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
  2. English organist and composer of church music; master of 16th century polyphony; was granted a monopoly in music printing with Thomas Tallis (1543-1623)
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From Old Norse byrð (“birth”).

  1. descent

Notable Persons Named Byrd

Byrd Baylor is a children's literature author. Byrd was born on March 28th, 1924 in San Antonio. Byrd is also known as Byrd Baylor Schweitzer.

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Byrd was born in 1782. He breathed his last breath in 1839.

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Byrd Leavell is a literary agent.

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She was most prominent from 1887 to 1927. Byrd was given the name Julia Bird Spilman on February 16th, 1856 in Covington, Kentucky, U.S. Byrd is also known as Judith Sunshine, Julia Bird Spilman, Birdie S. Dewey, and Judith Ray. She died on April 1st, 1942.

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Byrd Lynn was a baseball. Byrd was born on March 13th, 1889 in Unionville, Massac County, Illinois. He passed away on February 5th, 1940.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Byrd

Robert Byrd was a President pro tempore of the United States Senate, Senate Majority Leader, Senate Minority Leader, Senate Majority Whip, and Party leaders of the United States Senate. Robert was given the name Cornelius Calvin Sale, Jr. on November 20th, 1917 in North Wilkesboro, NorthCarolina, U.S. He passed away on June 28th, 2010.

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Richard E. Byrd is a military person. His military service ended in 1927.

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Marlon Byrd is a baseball player for the Free agent. Marlon was born on August 30th, 1977 in Boynton Beach, Florida.

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Chris Byrd is a boxer. Chris was born on August 15th, 1970 in Flint, Michigan, U.S.

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Harry F. Byrd was a 50th Governor of Virginia. He was most prominent from 1933 to 1965. Harry was given the name Harry Flood Byrd on June 10th, 1887. He died on October 20th, 1966.

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Eugene was born on August 28th, 1975 in Philadelphia.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 6 0
1881 14 5 9
1882 8 0 8
1883 19 12 7
1884 15 7 8
1885 10 0 10
1886 15 8 7
1887 7 0 7
1888 6 6 0
1889 17 12 5
1890 15 10 5
1891 17 10 7
1892 7 0 7
1893 16 16 0
1894 23 15 8
1895 20 10 10
1896 11 5 6
1897 8 8 0
1898 8 8 0
1899 7 7 0
1900 13 5 8
1902 5 5 0
1903 13 8 5
1904 5 0 5
1905 15 9 6
1908 5 5 0
1909 8 0 8
1910 11 5 6
1911 5 0 5
1912 5 0 5
1913 21 12 9
1914 16 0 16
1915 32 13 19
1916 11 0 11
1917 18 7 11
1918 27 5 22
1919 33 7 26
1920 20 0 20
1921 17 0 17
1922 31 7 24
1923 20 0 20
1924 14 0 14
1925 15 0 15
1926 30 8 22
1927 16 0 16
1928 21 0 21
1929 19 6 13
1930 18 0 18
1931 9 0 9
1932 10 0 10
1933 7 0 7
1934 23 6 17
1935 14 0 14
1936 12 0 12
1937 12 0 12
1938 7 0 7
1939 9 0 9
1940 5 0 5
1941 8 0 8
1942 11 0 11
1943 14 0 14
1944 7 0 7
1945 8 0 8
1946 8 0 8
1947 9 0 9
1948 7 0 7
1949 8 0 8
1950 6 0 6
1951 11 0 11
1952 5 0 5
1953 6 0 6
1955 8 0 8
1959 7 0 7
1960 8 0 8
1961 5 0 5
1963 5 0 5

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Popularity of Byrd as a last name

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Common last names for Byrd

  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Martin
  • Moore
  • Davis
  • Thompson
  • Brown
  • Clark
  • Perry

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Byrd U.S.
  White 59.01% 64.26%
  African American 34.59% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.36% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.30% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.64% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.11% 16.26%

Of Last Name Byrd

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

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Fun Facts about the name Byrd

  • How Popular is the name Byrd? Byrd is the 10,835th most popular name of all time. As a last name Byrd was the 331st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Byrd have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 962 babies born with the first name Byrd in the United States. That's more than enough people named Byrd to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Byrd? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Byrd first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Byrd is Monday, October 31st, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Byrd born? The highest recorded use of the first name Byrd was in 1919 with a total of 26 babies.
  • Random Byrd Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Byrd is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Byrd: Your name in reverse order is Dryb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ydbr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Byrd? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 92,904 people with the last name Byrd.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Byrd? Byrd was ranked as the 331st most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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).
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