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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Denison

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  1. A male given name
  2. A surname​.
  3. A city and county seat in Iowa.
  4. A city in Kansas.
  5. A city in Texas.

Notable Persons Named Denison

Denison Witmer is an acoustic, folk, folk rock, folk pop, alternative, singer–songwriter, acoustic music, folk music, alternative rock, and singer-songwriter musician. He plays Guitar. He has had major accomplishments since 1995. Denison was given the name Denison Stuart Witmer .


Denison Kitchel was a lawyer and attorney. Denison was born on March 1st, 1908 in New York, USA. He passed away on October 10th, 2002.


Denison was born on March 8th, 1860 in Australia. He passed away on June 6th, 1923.


Denison Cabral is a soccer player for the Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, Washington Warthogs, Baltimore Bays (1993–98), Baltimore Blast, and United States national futsal team. Denison was born on January 26th, 1974 in Florianopolis, Brazil.


Denison Olmsted was a scientist. Denison was born on June 18th, 1791 in East Hartford, Connecticut. He died on May 13th, 1859.


Denison was born in 1885. He breathed his last breath in 1961.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Denison

Anthony Denison is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1982. Anthony was given the name Anthony John Sarrero on September 20th, 1949 in New York City.


Michael Denison was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1938 to 1996. Michael was given the name John Michael Terence Wellesley Denison on November 1st, 1915 in Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. He passed away on July 22nd, 1998.


Brianna was born on March 29th, 1988. They breathed their last breath on January 20th, 2008.


Duane Denison is an alternative rock, experimental rock, noise rock, punk blues, post-punk, and alternative metal musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1987.


Sir William Denison was a Governor of New South Wales. His most notable accomplishments were from 1847 to 1855. William was born on May 3rd, 1804. He breathed his last breath on January 19th, 1871.


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Popularity of Denison as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Denison U.S.
  White 92.02% 64.26%
  African American 1.65% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.92% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.09% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.88% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.43% 16.26%

Of Last Name Denison

People with the last name Denison are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Denison

  • How Popular is the name Denison? Denison is the 44,762nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Denison was the 5,364th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Denison have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 59 babies born with the first name Denison in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Denison? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Denison first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Denison is Wednesday, March 22nd, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Denison born? The highest recorded use of the first name Denison was in 1944 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Denison: Your name in reverse order is Nosined. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nnisoed. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Denison? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,490 people with the last name Denison.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Denison? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Denison 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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