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  1. French chemist (born in Poland) who won two Nobel prizes; one (with her husband and Henri Becquerel) for research on radioactivity and another for her discovery of radium and polonium (1867-1934)
  2. French physicist; husband of Marie Curie (1859-1906)
  3. A unit of radioactivity equal to the amount of a radioactive isotope that decays at the rate of 37,000,000,000 disintegrations per second
  1. A surname, especially referring to Marie Curie and her husband Pierre Curie.

Curie was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons With the Last Name Curie

Marie was given the name Maria Salomea Skłodowska on November 7th, 1867 in Warsaw, Kingdom of Poland, then part of Russian Empire. She breathed her last breath on July 4th, 1934.


Pierre Curie was a scientist in the field of physics. Pierre was born on May 15th, 1859 in Paris, France. He breathed his last breath on April 19th, 1906.


Ève Curie was a writer. Ève was given the name Ève Denise Curie on December 6th, 1904 in Paris. She left this life on October 22nd, 2007.


Jacques was born on October 29th, 1856. He breathed his last breath in 1941.


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Popularity of Curie as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Curie U.S.
  White 80.09% 64.26%
  African American 6.64% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.37% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.95% 16.26%

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People with the last name Curie are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Curie

  • How Popular is the name Curie? Curie is the 84,463rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Curie was the 88,020th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Curie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Curie in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Curie? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2016 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Curie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Curie is Thursday, September 23rd, 1920.
  • What year had the most people named Curie born? The highest recorded use of the first name Curie was in 2016 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Curie: Your name in reverse order is Eiruc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iurce. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Curie? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 211 people with the last name Curie.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Curie? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Curie as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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