Colvin

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951
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Colvin

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  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Colvin is of English origin and means "Honorable English family".
  • A user from Utah, United States says the name Colvin is of Unknown origin and means "The black colour; the darkest of all colours".
  • According to a user from Minnesota, United States, the name Colvin is of Unknown origin and means "Second son of a great hero".
Other origins: African American

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Colvin

Dee Dee Ramone was a punk rock and hip hop music musician. He plays Fender Precision Bass. His most notable accomplishments were from 1966 to 2002. Dee was given the name Douglas Glenn Colvin on September 18th, 1951 in Fort Lee, Virginia, U.S. Dee is also known as Dee Dee King. He breathed his last breath on June 5th, 2002.

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Claudette Colvin is a civil rights activist and nurse. Claudette was born on September 5th, 1939 in Alabama.

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Shawn Colvin is a musician and songwriter. She has had major accomplishments since 1973. Shawn was born on January 10th, 1956 in Vermillion, South Dakota.

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Marie Colvin was a war correspondent. Marie was given the name Marie Catherine Colvin on January 12th, 1956 in Oyster Bay, New York, US. She died on February 22nd, 2012.

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He was most prominent from 1966 to 2005. Jack was born on October 13th, 1934 in Lyndon, Kansas, United States. He breathed his last breath on December 1st, 2005.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1899 6 0 6
1912 5 0 5
1913 6 0 6
1914 6 0 6
1915 8 0 8
1916 10 0 10
1917 11 0 11
1918 12 0 12
1919 10 0 10
1920 15 0 15
1921 10 0 10
1922 16 0 16
1923 17 0 17
1924 13 0 13
1925 13 0 13
1926 11 0 11
1927 11 0 11
1928 10 0 10
1929 12 0 12
1930 8 0 8
1931 7 0 7
1932 12 0 12
1933 8 0 8
1935 7 0 7
1936 8 0 8
1937 10 0 10
1938 7 0 7
1939 6 0 6
1940 5 0 5
1941 5 0 5
1942 8 0 8
1945 11 0 11
1946 10 0 10
1947 9 0 9
1948 11 0 11
1949 6 0 6
1950 11 0 11
1951 10 0 10
1952 9 0 9
1953 9 0 9
1954 12 0 12
1955 11 0 11
1956 15 0 15
1957 9 0 9
1959 5 0 5
1960 5 0 5
1961 6 0 6
1963 6 0 6
1964 6 0 6
1966 7 0 7
1967 6 0 6
1968 5 0 5
1969 6 0 6
1971 7 0 7
1973 5 0 5
1977 7 0 7
1978 5 0 5
1981 8 0 8
1982 6 0 6
1983 7 0 7
1984 8 0 8
1985 6 0 6
1987 5 0 5
1988 6 0 6
1989 10 0 10
1990 9 0 9
1991 8 0 8
1992 8 0 8
1993 10 0 10
1995 11 0 11
1996 7 0 7
1997 11 0 11
1998 11 0 11
1999 14 0 14
2000 17 0 17
2001 12 0 12
2002 15 0 15
2003 14 0 14
2004 14 0 14
2005 15 0 15
2006 17 0 17
2007 26 0 26
2008 15 0 15
2009 17 0 17
2010 19 0 19
2011 15 0 15
2012 23 0 23
2013 19 0 19
2014 22 0 22
2015 11 0 11
2016 18 0 18
2017 15 0 15

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Popularity of Colvin as a last name

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Common last names for Colvin

  • Smith
  • Mcdonald

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Colvin U.S.
  White 75.23% 64.26%
  African American 18.65% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.64% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.07% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.84% 16.26%

Of Last Name Colvin

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

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Fun Facts about the name Colvin

  • How Popular is the name Colvin? Colvin is the 10,915th most popular name of all time. As a last name Colvin was the 1,592nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Colvin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 951 babies born with the first name Colvin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Colvin to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Colvin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1899 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Colvin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Colvin is Wednesday, April 22nd, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Colvin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Colvin was in 2007 with a total of 26 babies.
  • Random Colvin Factoid: According to the 1916 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Colvin is not a popular baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1916.
  • Weird things about the name Colvin: Your name in reverse order is Nivloc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Linvco. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Colvin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 22,499 people with the last name Colvin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Colvin? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Colvin 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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