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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Canyon

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Can"yon
The English form of the Spanish word Cañon.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall
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  1. canyon

Notable Persons Named Canyon

Canyon was born on June 29th, 1972 in Hermosa Beach, California.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Canyon

George Canyon is a country music singing and guitarist. His ongoing career started in 1996. George was born on August 22nd, 1970.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1972 7 0 7
1973 6 0 6
1974 7 0 7
1975 5 0 5
1976 6 0 6
1979 8 0 8
1980 5 0 5
1981 5 0 5
1982 5 0 5
1983 9 0 9
1984 5 0 5
1988 5 0 5
1989 16 0 16
1990 12 0 12
1991 13 0 13
1992 17 0 17
1993 26 0 26
1994 44 0 44
1995 62 0 62
1996 68 5 63
1997 92 5 87
1998 90 0 90
1999 90 0 90
2000 100 0 100
2001 105 8 97
2002 107 6 101
2003 166 8 158
2004 161 6 155
2005 155 11 144
2006 172 16 156
2007 153 10 143
2008 135 16 119
2009 125 0 125
2010 113 6 107
2011 109 7 102
2012 119 7 112
2013 115 8 107
2014 115 9 106
2015 131 17 114
2016 140 9 131
2017 122 9 113

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Popularity of Canyon as a first name

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Popularity of Canyon as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Canyon U.S.
  White 32.42% 64.26%
  African American 24.61% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.34% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 26.95% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.47% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.20% 16.26%

Of Last Name Canyon

People with the last name Canyon are most frequently White, African American, or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Canyon

  • How Popular is the name Canyon? Canyon is the 5,269th most popular name of all time. As a last name Canyon was the 75,317th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Canyon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,946 babies born with the first name Canyon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Canyon to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Canyon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Canyon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Canyon is Monday, February 14th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Canyon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Canyon was in 2003 with a total of 158 babies.
  • Random Canyon Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Canyon is not a popular baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, only 12 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Canyon: Your name in reverse order is Noynac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nocnay. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Canyon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 256 people with the last name Canyon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Canyon? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Canyon as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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