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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Chet

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Wiktionary
  1. Alternative spelling of heth

chet was also found in the following language(s): Old Irish

Notable Persons Named Chet

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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Chet Atkins was a country music, jazz, rock, roll, folk music, and rockabilly musician. He plays Guitar, violin, vocals, banjo, ukulele, Gretsch, Gretsch 6120, and Gibson Chet Atkins SST. His most notable accomplishments were from 1942 to 1996. Chet was given the name Chester Burton Atkins on June 20th, 1924 in Luttrell, Tennessee, US. Chet is also known as Mr. Guitar and The Country Gentleman. He passed away on June 30th, 2001.

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Chet Faker is an electronica, alternative r&b, downtempo, and soul music musician. They have been prominent since 2011. Chet was given the name Nicholas James Murphy on June 23rd, 1988.

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Chet Huntley was a news anchor. He was most prominent from 1934 to 1970. Chet was given the name Chester Robert Huntley on December 10th, 1911 in Cardwell, Montana, U.S. He died on March 20th, 1974.

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Chet Powers was a folk, rock, blues, psychedelic rock, and acid rock singer-songwriter. His most notable accomplishments were from 1950 to 1994. Chet was given the name Chester William Powers, Jr. on October 7th, 1937 in Danbury, Connecticut, United States. Chet is also known as Dino Valenti, Dino Valente, Jesse Orris Farrow, and Jesse Oris Farrow. He died on November 16th, 1994.

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Chet Culver is a 29th Secretary of State of Iowa. Chet was given the name Chester John Culver on January 25th, 1966 in Washington, D.C.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Chet

Ilan was born on April 12th, 1939.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1909 6 0 6
1910 5 0 5
1912 5 0 5
1914 7 0 7
1915 8 0 8
1917 10 0 10
1918 7 0 7
1919 8 0 8
1920 7 0 7
1922 5 0 5
1923 6 0 6
1924 5 0 5
1925 7 0 7
1926 9 0 9
1928 9 0 9
1929 7 0 7
1930 8 0 8
1931 6 0 6
1932 11 0 11
1935 14 0 14
1936 7 0 7
1937 8 0 8
1938 9 0 9
1939 11 0 11
1940 10 0 10
1941 14 0 14
1942 14 0 14
1943 25 0 25
1944 19 0 19
1945 27 0 27
1946 34 0 34
1947 26 0 26
1948 21 0 21
1949 26 0 26
1950 21 0 21
1951 21 0 21
1952 19 0 19
1953 28 0 28
1954 38 0 38
1955 53 0 53
1956 79 0 79
1957 88 0 88
1958 116 0 116
1959 116 0 116
1960 118 0 118
1961 158 0 158
1962 154 0 154
1963 166 0 166
1964 144 0 144
1965 113 0 113
1966 113 0 113
1967 94 0 94
1968 90 0 90
1969 84 0 84
1970 158 0 158
1971 133 0 133
1972 102 0 102
1973 100 0 100
1974 117 0 117
1975 135 0 135
1976 140 0 140
1977 127 0 127
1978 130 0 130
1979 86 0 86
1980 107 0 107
1981 107 0 107
1982 102 0 102
1983 105 0 105
1984 88 0 88
1985 76 0 76
1986 84 0 84
1987 96 0 96
1988 83 0 83
1989 76 0 76
1990 78 0 78
1991 85 0 85
1992 56 0 56
1993 75 0 75
1994 60 0 60
1995 64 0 64
1996 66 0 66
1997 45 0 45
1998 49 0 49
1999 47 0 47
2000 51 0 51
2001 53 0 53
2002 41 0 41
2003 45 0 45
2004 51 0 51
2005 43 0 43
2006 33 0 33
2007 46 0 46
2008 36 0 36
2009 24 0 24
2010 42 0 42
2011 37 0 37
2012 30 0 30
2013 38 0 38
2014 46 0 46
2015 38 0 38
2016 45 0 45
2017 37 0 37

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Popularity of Chet as a first name

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Common last names for Chet

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chet U.S.
  White 17.22% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 65.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 15.89% 16.26%

Of Last Name Chet

People with the last name Chet are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Chet

  • How Popular is the name Chet? Chet is the 3,458th most popular name of all time. As a last name Chet was the 115,639th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Chet have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,727 babies born with the first name Chet in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chet to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chet? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1909 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Chet first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chet is Sunday, September 30th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Chet born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chet was in 1963 with a total of 166 babies.
  • Random Chet Factoid: According to the 1973 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chet is not a popular baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 1973.
  • Weird things about the name Chet: Your name in reverse order is Tehc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cteh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chet? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 151 people with the last name Chet.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chet? Chet is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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