• 1k Cree


First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Cree mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Cree

"Cree" is a name of Native American origin, and it means "Tribe Name". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The Algonquian language spoken by the Cree
  2. A member of an Algonquian people living in central Canada

Notable Persons Named Cree

Cree Summer is an actress, voice actress, and singer. She was most prominent from 1983 to present. Cree was given the name Cree Summer Francks by her parent Don Francks on July 7th, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Cree

Sam Cree was a playwright. His career lasted from 1954 to 1980. Sam was born in 1928 in Northern Ireland. He passed away in 1980.


Gordon Cree is a singer, pianist, organist, entertainer, conductor, composer, arranger, singing, entertainment, conducting, and arrangement. He plays Piano, Organ (music), and Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 1995. Gordon was born on July 14th, 1977.


Birdie Cree was a baseball player. Birdie was born on October 23rd, 1882 in Khedive, Pennsylvania. He died on November 8th, 1942.


Thomas Cree was a famous somebody. Thomas was born on May 1st, 1915. He left this life on March 28th, 1990.


Leslie Cree is a Northern Ireland. Leslie was born on July 15th, 1941 in Bangor, County Down.


Charmaine Cree is an influential somebody. Charmaine was born in 1952.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1989 38 33 5
1990 55 55 0
1991 89 89 0
1992 68 54 14
1993 47 38 9
1994 32 27 5
1995 39 30 9
1996 32 25 7
1997 20 20 0
1998 19 10 9
1999 29 23 6
2000 36 24 12
2001 26 26 0
2002 29 23 6
2003 24 24 0
2004 21 16 5
2005 24 12 12
2006 25 17 8
2007 13 13 0
2008 13 8 5
2009 5 5 0
2010 15 8 7
2011 21 11 10
2012 68 21 47
2013 104 48 56
2014 114 44 70
2015 109 46 63
2016 92 33 59

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Popularity of Cree as a first name

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Popularity of Cree as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cree U.S.
  White 78.92% 64.26%
  African American 2.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 12.87% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.99% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cree

People with the last name Cree are most frequently White or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Cree

  • How Popular is the name Cree? Cree is the 9,194th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cree was the 17,014th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cree have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,207 babies born with the first name Cree in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cree to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cree? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1989 when it was given as a first name to 38 new born babies.
  • When was Cree first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cree is Sunday, March 6th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Cree born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cree was in 1991 with a total of 89 babies.
  • Random Cree Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cree is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 6 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Cree: Your name in reverse order is Eerc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rece. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cree? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,670 people with the last name Cree.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cree? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cree as their last name since less than 1 person in 175k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.