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  1. United States film actor known for his portrayals of tough characters (1899-1986)
  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Cagney

James Cagney was an actor, dancer, and dance. His career lasted from 1919 to 1984. James was given the name James Francis Cagney, Jr. on July 17th, 1899 in New York City. He died on March 30th, 1986.


Jeanne Cagney was a film, television, actor, and televisionactress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1939 to 1965. Jeanne was born on March 25th, 1919 in New York City, New York, U.S. She died on December 7th, 1984.


William was born on March 6th, 1905. He left this life on January 3rd, 1988.


Mark Cagney is a breakfast television presenter. Mark was born in 1956 in Cork (city).


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Popularity of Cagney as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cagney U.S.
  White 94.68% 64.26%
  African American 1.06% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.67% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.13% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cagney

People with the last name Cagney are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Cagney

  • How Popular is the name Cagney? Cagney is the 22,123rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Cagney was the 34,427th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cagney have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 291 babies born with the first name Cagney in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cagney 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 Cagney? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1982 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Cagney first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cagney is Wednesday, May 28th, 1930.
  • What year had the most people named Cagney born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cagney was in 1986 with a total of 37 babies.
  • Random Cagney Factoid: According to the 1984 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cagney is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1984.
  • Weird things about the name Cagney: Your name in reverse order is Yengac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Gcyena. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cagney? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 658 people with the last name Cagney.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cagney? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cagney as their last name since less than 1 person in 455k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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