Cisco

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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cisco

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cis"co
The Lake herring (Coregonus Artedi), valuable food fish of the Great Lakes of North America. The name is also applied to Coregonus Hoyi, a related species of Lake Michigan.
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  1. Important food fish of cold deep lakes of North America
  2. Cold-water fish caught in Lake Superior and northward
Wiktionary

From French ciscoette (“siscowet”), from Ojibwe siscowet (“cooks itself”).

  1. Any North American freshwater fish of the genus Coregonus that live in cold-water lakes.

cisco was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Cisco

Cisco Adler is a funk rock, alternative hip hop, and reggae rock musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer. He has been prominent since 2000. Cisco was given the name Cisco Sam Adler on September 6th, 1978.

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Cisco Houston was a folk music singer-songwriter. He plays Guitar and Human voice. He was most prominent from 1930 to 1960. Cisco was given the name Gilbert Vandine Houston on August 18th, 1918 in Wilmington, Delaware. He breathed his last breath on April 29th, 1961.

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Cisco was born on December 28th, 1947.

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Cisco was born on July 8th, 1950 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Cisco Carlos is a baseball player. Cisco was born on September 17th, 1940 in Monrovia, California.

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Cisco Suarez is a senior vice president, special events univision communications, inc., univision, and special eventsunivisioncommunications. He was most prominent from 1974 to present. Cisco was given the name Francisco Suarez on April 2nd, 1956 in Havana.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cisco

Michael Cisco is a horror fiction and dark fantasy writer. His ongoing career started in 1999. Michael was born on October 13th, 1970 in New York City, New York, United States.

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Galen Cisco is a baseball player. Galen was born on March 7th, 1936 in St. Marys, Ohio. Galen is also known as Cisco and Galen Bernard.

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Don Cisco is a west coast hip hop, hip hop music, gangsta rap, and chicano rap musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to present. Don was given the name Francisco Soto . Don is also known as Cisco, Don Ciscone, Cisco the Frisco Mack, Don Cisko, Don Cisko tha Frisco Mack, and Francisco Soto.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1924 5 0 5
1948 11 0 11
1950 6 0 6
1951 6 0 6
1953 5 0 5
1960 5 0 5
1967 5 0 5
1969 6 0 6
1970 5 0 5
1972 7 0 7
1973 24 0 24
1974 9 0 9
1975 14 0 14
1976 12 0 12
1977 15 0 15
1978 12 0 12
1979 14 0 14
1980 14 0 14
1981 12 0 12
1982 6 0 6
1983 8 0 8
1985 10 0 10
1986 7 0 7
1987 9 0 9
1988 9 0 9
1989 8 0 8
1990 10 0 10
1991 11 0 11
1992 16 0 16
1993 9 0 9
1994 21 0 21
1995 15 0 15
1996 13 0 13
1997 30 0 30
1998 28 0 28
1999 33 0 33
2000 32 0 32
2001 18 0 18
2002 14 0 14
2003 21 0 21
2004 19 0 19
2005 20 0 20
2006 15 0 15
2007 12 0 12
2008 20 0 20
2009 15 0 15
2010 24 0 24
2011 16 0 16
2012 15 0 15
2013 12 0 12
2014 13 0 13
2015 9 0 9
2016 13 0 13
2017 10 0 10

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Popularity of Cisco as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cisco U.S.
  White 77.28% 64.26%
  African American 8.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 4.73% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.04% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.10% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cisco

People with the last name Cisco are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Cisco

  • How Popular is the name Cisco? Cisco is the 12,897th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cisco was the 10,541st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cisco have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 728 babies born with the first name Cisco in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cisco to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cisco? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1924 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Cisco first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cisco is Sunday, March 8th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Cisco born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cisco was in 1999 with a total of 33 babies.
  • Random Cisco Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cisco is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Cisco: Your name in reverse order is Ocsic. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Scoci. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cisco? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,042 people with the last name Cisco.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cisco? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Cisco 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).
  • 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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