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Origin and Meaning of Dandridge

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Alt. Meaning

D is for discreet, you can keep a secret.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

N is for neighborly, friendly to all acquaintances

D is for dandy, a description of you!

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

I is for intuitive, others should trust your instincts

D is for dignity, no one disputes this trait!

G is for giggle, a laugh never hurts!

E is for endear, all those you touch.

Notable Persons Named Dandridge

Dandridge McRae is an arkansas. His military service ended in 1861.


Dandridge MacFarlan Cole was an aerospace engineer, designer, aerospace engineering, and aerospace engineerand designer. Dandridge was born as the child of Robert MacFarlan Cole III and Wertha Pendleton Cole on February 19th, 1921 in Sandusky, Ohio. He passed away on October 29th, 1965.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge was an actor, singing, dance, actress, singer, and dancer. Her ongoing career started in 1933. Dorothy was given the name Dorothy Jean Dandridge by her parent Ruby Dandridge on November 9th, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. She died on September 8th, 1965.


Merle Dandridge is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1994. Merle was born on May 31st, 1975 in Okinawa Prefecture.


Ruby Dandridge was an actor and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1917 to 1959. Ruby was given the name Ruby Jean Butler on March 3rd, 1900 in Wichita, Kansas, U.S. She breathed her last breath on October 17th, 1987.


Vivian Dandridge was an actor, singing, dance, actress, singer, and dancer. Vivian was given the name Vivian Alferetta Dandridge by her parent Ruby Dandridge on April 22nd, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. She breathed her last breath on October 26th, 1991.


Bob Dandridge is a basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards. He was most active from 1969 to 1981. Bob was born on November 15th, 1947 in Richmond, Virginia.



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Popularity of Dandridge as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dandridge U.S.
  White 19.71% 64.26%
  African American 73.03% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.43% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.83% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dandridge

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

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Fun Facts about the name Dandridge

  • How Popular is the name Dandridge? Dandridge is the 66,618th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dandridge was the 7,876th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dandridge have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16 babies born with the first name Dandridge in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dandridge? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1946 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dandridge first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dandridge is Wednesday, July 16th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Dandridge born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dandridge was in 1962 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Dandridge: Your name in reverse order is Egdirdnad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Egirnddad. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dandridge? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,201 people with the last name Dandridge.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dandridge? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Dandridge as their last name.

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