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Byron

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 52 0 52
1881 40 0 40
1882 66 0 66
1883 50 0 50
1884 57 0 57
1885 46 0 46
1886 51 0 51
1887 47 0 47
1888 52 0 52
1889 37 0 37
1890 52 0 52
1891 53 0 53
1892 69 0 69
1893 47 0 47
1894 59 0 59
1895 56 0 56
1896 59 0 59
1897 50 0 50
1898 55 0 55
1899 47 0 47
1900 61 0 61
1901 51 0 51
1902 50 0 50
1903 59 0 59
1904 61 0 61
1905 59 0 59
1906 65 0 65
1907 71 0 71
1908 70 0 70
1909 69 0 69
1910 89 0 89
1911 96 0 96
1912 227 0 227
1913 303 0 303
1914 395 0 395
1915 458 0 458
1916 471 0 471
1917 487 0 487
1918 512 7 505
1919 487 0 487
1920 571 0 571
1921 565 7 558
1922 599 0 599
1923 536 0 536
1924 594 0 594
1925 516 0 516
1926 533 0 533
1927 532 0 532
1928 552 7 545
1929 521 0 521
1930 480 7 473
1931 507 6 501
1932 471 0 471
1933 442 0 442
1934 425 0 425
1935 457 0 457
1936 465 5 460
1937 521 0 521
1938 515 0 515
1939 555 0 555
1940 548 0 548
1941 539 0 539
1942 643 0 643
1943 587 0 587
1944 531 5 526
1945 563 0 563
1946 786 0 786
1947 803 5 798
1948 796 0 796
1949 744 0 744
1950 832 0 832
1951 837 0 837
1952 901 0 901
1953 922 0 922
1954 1,046 0 1,046
1955 1,055 0 1,055
1956 1,250 0 1,250
1957 1,260 0 1,260
1958 1,214 10 1,204
1959 1,220 0 1,220
1960 1,192 0 1,192
1961 1,225 0 1,225
1962 1,273 7 1,266
1963 1,249 8 1,241
1964 1,294 5 1,289
1965 1,230 7 1,223
1966 1,187 9 1,178
1967 1,184 5 1,179
1968 1,141 13 1,128
1969 1,214 10 1,204
1970 1,243 10 1,233
1971 1,095 10 1,085
1972 952 6 946
1973 927 9 918
1974 965 10 955
1975 920 6 914
1976 915 9 906
1977 856 7 849
1978 806 10 796
1979 867 12 855
1980 1,030 5 1,025
1981 1,003 8 995
1982 869 6 863
1983 1,047 16 1,031
1984 899 7 892
1985 901 7 894
1986 901 7 894
1987 935 6 929
1988 1,062 7 1,055
1989 1,081 7 1,074
1990 1,019 5 1,014
1991 908 0 908
1992 847 5 842
1993 738 0 738
1994 645 0 645
1995 598 0 598
1996 566 0 566
1997 607 0 607
1998 549 0 549
1999 562 0 562
2000 544 0 544
2001 491 0 491
2002 473 0 473
2003 502 0 502
2004 480 0 480
2005 503 0 503
2006 493 0 493
2007 496 0 496
2008 617 0 617
2009 738 0 738
2010 565 0 565
2011 511 0 511
2012 480 0 480
2013 515 0 515
2014 399 0 399
2015 455 0 455

Fun Facts about the name Byron

  • How many people with the first name Byron have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 79,384 babies born with the first name Byron in the United States. That's more than enough people named Byron to occupy the country of Andorra with an estimated population of 78,115 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Byron? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 52 new born babies.
  • When was Byron first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Byron is Friday, January 29th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Byron born? The highest recorded use of the first name Byron was in 1964 with a total of 1,289 babies. That's a lot of babies named Byron!
  • Random Byron Factoid: According to the 1967 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Byron ranks 81st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 95 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1967.
  • Weird things about the name Byron: Your name in reverse order is Noryb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nryob. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Byron? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,610 people with the last name Byron.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Byron? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Byron as their last name.
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Popularity of Byron as a first name

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Popularity of Byron as a last name

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Common last names for Byron

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  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Harris
  • Thomas
  • Nelson
  • Clark
  • Hall

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Byron U.S.
  White 78.40% 64.26%
  African American 15.33% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.79% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.47% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.63% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Byron

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

English

Origin and Meaning of Byron

The name "Byron" is of English origin, and it means "From the barns". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. English romantic poet notorious for his rebellious and unconventional lifestyle (1788-1824)

Habitational surname from Old English byrum (“at the byre or cattleshed”).

  1. A surname​.
  2. George Gordon (Noel) Byron, 6th Baron Byron (January 22, 1788–April 19, 1824), a famous English poet and leading figure in romanticism.
  3. A male given name transferred from the surname, of mostly American usage.
  4. A census-designated place in California.
  5. A city in Georgia, USA.
  6. A city in Illinois.
  7. A town in Maine.
  8. A village in Michigan.
  9. A city in Minnesota.
  10. A village in Nebraska.
  11. A town in New York.
  12. A town in Oklahoma.
  13. One of two towns in Wisconsin.
  14. A town in Wyoming.

Byron Saxton

Byron Saxton is a professional wrestler. Byron was born in 1981 as Bryan Jesus Kelly in Burke, Virginia.

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Byron Leftwich

Byron Leftwich is a NFL player. Byron was born in 1980 in Washington, D.C.

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Byron Lee

Byron Lee is a musical artist . Byron was born in 1935 as Byron Aloysius St. Elmo Lee.

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Byron Velvick

Byron Velvick is a professional angler / tv host fisherman. Byron was born in 1964 in Downey, California.

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Byron Lawson

Byron was born in 1968 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Byron Dafoe

Byron Dafoe is an ice hockey player. Byron was born in 1971 in Worthing, England, GBR.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Byron

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Kari Byron

Kari Byron is a television host and artist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Kari was born in 1974 in California, U.S.

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Lord Byron

Lord Byron is a poet and politician. Lord was born in 1788 as George Gordon Byron in London.

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What does the name Byron mean?

Bis for buddy, everyone is your pal.

Yis for young, the years never show!

Ris for reasonable, your understanding way.

Ois for outgoing, so sociable are you

Nis for novel, don't get too complicated!

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