Clinton

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97k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
Clin"ton
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  1. William Jefferson Clinton, b. 1946. The 42d president of the United States, from 1993-. Also known as Bill Clinton .(Prop)
  2. Hillary Rodham Clinton, b. 1947. Attorney and wife of Bill Clinton, the 42d president of the United States.(Prop)
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A town in east central Iowa
  2. United States politician who as governor of New York supported the project to build the Erie Canal (1769-1828)
  3. 42nd President of the United States (1946-)
  4. Wife of President Clinton and later a woman member of the United States Senate (1947-)
Wiktionary
  1. An Irish surname​, the short form of McClinton
  2. An English habitational surname​ from any of several places named "Glinton" or "Glympton".
  3. A male given name transferred from the surnames, used since the 19th century.
  4. A small town in South Otago, New Zealand.

Notable Persons Named Clinton

Clint Eastwood is an actor, film director, film producer, composer, musician, businessman, and politician. He has had major accomplishments since 1954. Clint was given the name Clinton Eastwood Jr. on May 31st, 1930 in San Francisco, California, U.S.

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Richard Dawkins is a scientist. Richard was given the name Clinton Richard Dawkins on March 26th, 1941 in Nairobi.

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Clinton N'Jie is a soccer player for the Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Olympique Lyonnais, Olympique Lyonnais Reserves, Academy, and Cameroon national football team. Clinton was born on August 15th, 1993 in Buea, Cameroon.

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Clint Mansell is an alternative rock, electronic music, industrial rock, and classical music musician. He plays Keyboard instrument, Guitar, Bass guitar, and Vocals. He was most active from 1981 to present. Clint was given the name Clinton Darryl Mansell on January 7th, 1963.

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Clint Hill is a united states secret service and secret service agent. Clint was given the name Clinton J. Hill on January 4th, 1932 in Larimore, North Dakota, U.S.

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Clinton Portis is a football player. He was most prominent from 2002 to 2010. Clinton was born on September 1st, 1981 in Laurel, Mississippi.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton is a 67th United States Secretary of State, First Lady of the United States, First Lady of Arkansas, and List of Governors of Arkansas. Hillary was born on October 26th, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Bill Clinton is an and 50th Attorney General of Arkansas. He holds the title First inauguration of Bill Clinton and Remarks on the Signing of NAFTA. He was most prominent from 1993 to 2001. Bill was born on August 19th, 1946 in Hope, Arkansas.

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Chelsea was given the name Chelsea Victoria Clinton by her parents Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton on February 27th, 1980 in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.

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George Clinton is a funk, soul music, rock music, psychedelic soul, rhythm, blues, and disco singing, songwriter, and record producer. He plays Vocals. He was most active from 1955 to present. George was born on July 22nd, 1941 in Kannapolis, North Carolina.

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Presidency of Bill Clinton is a Governor of Arkansas and Attorney General of Arkansas. They hold the title First inauguration of Bill Clinton, Remarks including response to Monica Lewinsky scandal, and Remarks on the Signing of NAFTA. Their most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to 2001. Presidency was born on August 19th, 1946 in Hope, Arkansas.

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DeWitt Clinton was a Governor of New York, from New York, United States Senator, 47th , 49th , 51st Mayor of New York City, and United States Senate. His career lasted from 1817 to 1822. DeWitt was born on March 2nd, 1769 in Little Britain, New York. He breathed his last breath on February 11th, 1828.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 79 0 79
1881 87 0 87
1882 79 0 79
1883 87 0 87
1884 101 0 101
1885 82 0 82
1886 85 0 85
1887 71 0 71
1888 101 0 101
1889 95 0 95
1890 90 0 90
1891 87 0 87
1892 84 0 84
1893 80 0 80
1894 80 0 80
1895 91 0 91
1896 93 0 93
1897 90 0 90
1898 92 0 92
1899 70 0 70
1900 91 0 91
1901 76 0 76
1902 92 0 92
1903 106 0 106
1904 109 0 109
1905 98 0 98
1906 100 0 100
1907 139 0 139
1908 140 0 140
1909 171 0 171
1910 162 0 162
1911 179 0 179
1912 362 0 362
1913 386 0 386
1914 566 0 566
1915 681 0 681
1916 662 0 662
1917 670 0 670
1918 833 11 822
1919 819 7 812
1920 913 5 908
1921 873 0 873
1922 924 8 916
1923 873 7 866
1924 832 0 832
1925 868 7 861
1926 850 7 843
1927 802 8 794
1928 804 16 788
1929 773 11 762
1930 703 10 693
1931 694 6 688
1932 704 5 699
1933 641 0 641
1934 642 0 642
1935 717 0 717
1936 659 6 653
1937 659 0 659
1938 665 8 657
1939 662 5 657
1940 639 6 633
1941 735 0 735
1942 738 0 738
1943 710 0 710
1944 690 0 690
1945 682 0 682
1946 804 0 804
1947 953 8 945
1948 856 0 856
1949 911 0 911
1950 837 5 832
1951 903 5 898
1952 880 0 880
1953 843 0 843
1954 792 5 787
1955 832 0 832
1956 967 7 960
1957 1,094 8 1,086
1958 1,072 0 1,072
1959 1,128 5 1,123
1960 1,095 0 1,095
1961 996 0 996
1962 923 7 916
1963 986 0 986
1964 1,027 9 1,018
1965 918 0 918
1966 832 7 825
1967 916 8 908
1968 1,135 10 1,125
1969 1,486 6 1,480
1970 1,604 8 1,596
1971 1,493 8 1,485
1972 1,493 7 1,486
1973 1,519 8 1,511
1974 1,560 12 1,548
1975 1,590 13 1,577
1976 1,667 7 1,660
1977 1,880 10 1,870
1978 1,777 13 1,764
1979 1,865 10 1,855
1980 2,182 16 2,166
1981 2,222 16 2,206
1982 2,092 11 2,081
1983 1,912 12 1,900
1984 1,869 18 1,851
1985 1,697 6 1,691
1986 1,534 7 1,527
1987 1,379 18 1,361
1988 1,396 0 1,396
1989 1,358 5 1,353
1990 1,500 0 1,500
1991 1,665 0 1,665
1992 1,471 5 1,466
1993 838 0 838
1994 585 0 585
1995 476 0 476
1996 395 0 395
1997 421 0 421
1998 322 0 322
1999 260 0 260
2000 289 0 289
2001 257 0 257
2002 245 0 245
2003 252 0 252
2004 258 0 258
2005 279 0 279
2006 240 0 240
2007 290 0 290
2008 248 0 248
2009 225 0 225
2010 198 0 198
2011 220 0 220
2012 227 0 227
2013 220 0 220
2014 234 0 234
2015 201 0 201
2016 187 0 187
2017 139 0 139

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Popularity of Clinton as a first name

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Popularity of Clinton as a last name

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Common last names for Clinton

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Taylor
  • Anderson
  • Moore
  • Wilson
  • White
  • Harris
  • Thompson
  • Jackson
  • Thomas
  • Hall
  • Martin
  • Lewis
  • Clark

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Clinton U.S.
  White 65.28% 64.26%
  African American 27.15% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.25% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.77% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.86% 16.26%

Of Last Name Clinton

People with the last name Clinton are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Clinton

  • What name lists does Clinton rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Clinton? Clinton is the 656th most popular name of all time. As a last name Clinton was the 2,242nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Clinton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 97,035 babies born with the first name Clinton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Clinton to occupy the country of Seychelles with an estimated population of 90,945 (as of August 26, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Clinton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 79 new born babies.
  • When was Clinton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Clinton is Friday, February 9th, 1827.
  • What year had the most people named Clinton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Clinton was in 1981 with a total of 2,206 babies. That's a lot of babies named Clinton!
  • Random Clinton Factoid: According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Clinton ranks 95th in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 11 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1978.
  • Weird things about the name Clinton: Your name in reverse order is Notnilc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ctlonni. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Clinton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 16,263 people with the last name Clinton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Clinton? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Clinton 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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