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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cantrell

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  • A submission from Nevada, United States says the name Cantrell means "Cool" and is of Arabic origin.
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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Cantrell


Notable Persons With the Last Name Cantrell

Jerry Cantrell is an alternative metal, heavy metal music, doom metal, grunge, alternative rock, blues rock, and hard rock musician. He plays G&L Musical Instruments, Gibson Les Paul, and Mosrite. He has had major accomplishments since 1983. Jerry was born on March 18th, 1966 in Tacoma, Washington, US.


Blu Cantrell is a contemporary r&b and soul music musician. Her ongoing career started in 2001. Blu was given the name Tiffany Cobb on March 16th, 1976 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.


She holds the title Miss Presidential Pathways 2014, Miss Warner Robins 2015, Miss Georgia 2015, Miss Georgia2015, and Miss America 2016. Betty was given the name Baciliky Andris Cantrell on September 1st, 1994 in Warner Robins, Georgia, U.S.


Laura Cantrell is an alternative country, singer-songwriter, and independent music musician. Her career lasted from 2000 to 2000. Laura was given the name Laura Rose Cantrell on July 16th, 1967 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.


Lana was born on August 7th, 1943.


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Popularity of Cantrell as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cantrell U.S.
  White 89.67% 64.26%
  African American 4.68% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.18% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.93% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cantrell

People with the last name Cantrell are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Cantrell

  • How Popular is the name Cantrell? Cantrell is the 16,954th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cantrell was the 988th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cantrell have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 468 babies born with the first name Cantrell in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cantrell 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 Cantrell? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Cantrell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cantrell is Saturday, October 23rd, 1897.
  • What year had the most people named Cantrell born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cantrell was in 1979 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Cantrell: Your name in reverse order is Llertnac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Etrlnalc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cantrell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 35,266 people with the last name Cantrell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cantrell? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 12 of them will have Cantrell as their last name.

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