Corliss

First Name
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
3k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Corliss

"Corliss" is a name of English origin, and it means "Happy, Free from Care". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Notable Persons Named Corliss

Corliss Williamson is a basketball player for the Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons, and Philadelphia 76ers in the National Basketball Association. He was most active from 1995 to 2007. Corliss was born on December 4th, 1973 in Russellville, Arkansas.

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Corliss Champion Moseley was a famous person. Corliss was born on July 23rd, 1894 in Boise, Idaho. He passed away in 1974.

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Corliss P. Stone was a Mayor of Seattle. Corliss was born in 1838. He died in 1906.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Corliss

Jeb Corliss is an athlete. Jeb was born on March 25th, 1976 in New Mexico.

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Richard Corliss was an editor, writer, and critic. He was most prominent from 1966 to 2015. Richard was given the name Richard Nelson Corliss on March 6th, 1944 in Philadelphia. He breathed his last breath on April 23rd, 2015.

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George H. Corliss was a mechanical engineer and mechanical engineering. George was born on June 2nd, 1817 in Easton, New York. He passed away on February 21st, 1888.

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William R. Corliss was a writer and anomalistics. William was born on August 28th, 1926 in Stamford, Connecticut. He died on July 8th, 2011.

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John Blaisdell Corliss was a leading person. John was born in 1851. He died in 1929.

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Stephen P. Corliss was a notable person. His military service ended in 1865. Stephen was born on July 26th, 1842 in Connecticut. He passed away on May 9th, 1904.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1913 9 0 9
1914 10 0 10
1915 8 0 8
1916 13 0 13
1917 14 0 14
1918 9 0 9
1919 15 6 9
1920 18 6 12
1921 17 6 11
1922 30 21 9
1923 40 25 15
1924 48 30 18
1925 22 15 7
1926 31 24 7
1927 26 16 10
1928 20 10 10
1929 15 6 9
1930 14 7 7
1931 14 9 5
1932 24 13 11
1933 15 8 7
1934 15 10 5
1935 17 8 9
1936 12 5 7
1937 23 10 13
1938 7 7 0
1939 12 5 7
1940 13 8 5
1941 6 6 0
1943 52 44 8
1944 70 70 0
1945 80 80 0
1946 187 182 5
1947 148 142 6
1948 123 123 0
1949 80 80 0
1950 137 137 0
1951 143 138 5
1952 146 146 0
1953 112 112 0
1954 108 108 0
1955 144 138 6
1956 128 128 0
1957 72 66 6
1958 61 61 0
1959 81 81 0
1960 82 75 7
1961 61 61 0
1962 60 60 0
1963 57 57 0
1964 46 46 0
1965 38 38 0
1966 26 26 0
1967 29 29 0
1968 21 21 0
1969 29 29 0
1970 37 37 0
1971 28 28 0
1972 9 9 0
1973 21 21 0
1974 16 16 0
1975 12 12 0
1976 15 15 0
1977 20 20 0
1978 15 15 0
1979 12 12 0
1980 15 15 0
1981 10 10 0
1982 10 10 0
1983 12 12 0
1984 5 5 0
1986 8 8 0
1987 5 5 0
1988 6 6 0
1989 8 8 0
1990 8 8 0
1992 7 7 0
1993 9 9 0
1994 27 5 22
1995 17 0 17
1996 11 6 5
1998 5 5 0
2003 5 5 0

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Popularity of Corliss as a first name

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Popularity of Corliss as a last name

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Common last names for Corliss

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Miller

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Corliss U.S.
  White 94.84% 64.26%
  African American 0.75% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.72% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.28% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.29% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.11% 16.26%

Of Last Name Corliss

People with the last name Corliss are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Corliss

  • How Popular is the name Corliss? Corliss is the 4,971st most popular name of all time. As a last name Corliss was the 10,136th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Corliss have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,191 babies born with the first name Corliss in the United States. That's more than enough people named Corliss to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Corliss? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Corliss first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Corliss is Saturday, September 23rd, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Corliss born? The highest recorded use of the first name Corliss was in 1946 with a total of 182 babies.
  • Random Corliss Factoid: According to the 1956 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Corliss is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1956.
  • Weird things about the name Corliss: Your name in reverse order is Ssilroc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Siolcrs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Corliss? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,181 people with the last name Corliss.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Corliss? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Corliss as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • 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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