Chesney

First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
4k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Chesney

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Alt. Meaning

C is for caress, a loving touch for your loved ones.

H is for humble, a saintly quality.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

S is for special, you are, you know!

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

Y is for yes, always open to new possibilities

Notable Persons Named Chesney

Chet Baker was a cool jazz, bebop, and west coast jazz musician. He plays Trumpet, Vocals, Piano, and Flugelhorn. He has been prominent since 1949. Chet was given the name Chesney Henry Baker on December 23rd, 1929 in Yale, Oklahoma. He left this life on May 13th, 1988.

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Chesney Hawkes is a pop rock and alternative rock musician. He was most prominent from 1990 to present. Chesney was given the name Chesney Lee Hawkes on September 22nd, 1971.

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Chesney Allen was a comedian. Chesney was given the name William Ernest Chesney Allen on April 5th, 1894 in Battersea. He breathed his last breath on November 13th, 1982.

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Chesney was born on January 20th, 1991 in Anguilla.

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Chesney Snow is a musician and producer. Chesney was born Chesney Snow in 1979 in New York City, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Chesney

Kenny Chesney is a country music musician. He was most active from 1993 to present. Kenny was given the name Kenneth Arnold Chesney on March 26th, 1968 in Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.

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Cummings C. Chesney was a in the field of electrical engineering. Cummings was born on October 28th, 1863 in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. He left this life on November 27th, 1947.

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Arthur Chesney was an actor. He was most prominent from 1920 to 1920. Arthur was given the name Arthur William Kellaway in 1882 in Wandsworth. He died on August 27th, 1949.

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Maxine Mackler Chesney is a Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and Judge of theUnited States District Court for the Northern District of Californ. Maxine was born on October 29th, 1942 in San Francisco.

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Francis Rawdon Chesney is a military person. His military service ended in 1847.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1970 7 7 0
1973 5 5 0
1975 7 7 0
1976 9 9 0
1977 7 7 0
1978 13 13 0
1979 7 7 0
1980 13 13 0
1981 11 11 0
1982 17 17 0
1983 12 12 0
1984 13 13 0
1985 11 11 0
1986 16 16 0
1987 20 20 0
1988 18 18 0
1989 19 19 0
1990 27 22 5
1991 23 23 0
1992 50 44 6
1993 28 28 0
1994 29 29 0
1995 31 31 0
1996 47 47 0
1997 41 41 0
1998 63 63 0
1999 50 50 0
2000 51 51 0
2001 84 77 7
2002 90 85 5
2003 89 80 9
2004 129 114 15
2005 141 131 10
2006 115 110 5
2007 100 91 9
2008 96 89 7
2009 98 92 6
2010 85 75 10
2011 72 66 6
2012 92 92 0
2013 94 88 6
2014 84 74 10
2015 73 68 5
2016 87 87 0
2017 90 81 9

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Popularity of Chesney as a first name

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Popularity of Chesney as a last name

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Common last names for Chesney

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chesney U.S.
  White 87.80% 64.26%
  African American 6.90% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.67% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.16% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.47% 16.26%

Of Last Name Chesney

People with the last name Chesney are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Chesney

  • How Popular is the name Chesney? Chesney is the 6,267th most popular name of all time. As a last name Chesney was the 7,413th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Chesney have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,264 babies born with the first name Chesney in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chesney to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chesney? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Chesney first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chesney is Saturday, July 17th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Chesney born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chesney was in 2005 with a total of 131 babies.
  • Random Chesney Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chesney is not a popular baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Chesney: Your name in reverse order is Yensehc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cseeyhn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chesney? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,491 people with the last name Chesney.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chesney? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Chesney as their last name.

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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).
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