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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dodd

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  • According to a user from Massachusetts, United States, the name Dodd is of Unknown origin and means "Pepe".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
To cut off, as wool from sheep's tails; to lop or clip off.

Etymology: OE. dodden

  1. An English surname​ derived from a Middle English given name of obscure origin.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Dodd

Ken Dodd is a one-line joke comedian. Ken was given the name Kenneth Arthur Dodd on November 8th, 1927 in Liverpool, England.


Chris Dodd is a Motion Picture Association of America. He was most active from 2011 to 2011. His military service ended in 1975. Chris was given the name Christopher John Dodd on May 27th, 1944 in Willimantic, Connecticut.



Westley Allan Dodd is a criminal. Westley is also known as The Vancouver Child Killer.


Sue Ramirez is an actor and actress. Her ongoing career started in 2011. Sue was given the name Sue Anna Ramirez Dodd on July 20th, 1996 in Parañaque.


Martha was given the name Martha Eccles Dodd by her parent William Dodd (ambassador) on October 8th, 1908 in Ashland, Virginia. She passed away on August 10th, 1990.


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Popularity of Dodd as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dodd U.S.
  White 83.52% 64.26%
  African American 10.67% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.76% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.66% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.97% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.43% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dodd

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

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Fun Facts about the name Dodd

  • How Popular is the name Dodd? Dodd is the 21,488th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dodd was the 1,144th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dodd have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 306 babies born with the first name Dodd in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dodd to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dodd? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1938 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dodd first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dodd is Thursday, January 19th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Dodd born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dodd was in 1964 with a total of 35 babies.
  • Random Dodd Factoid: According to the 1962 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dodd is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1962.
  • Weird things about the name Dodd: Your name in reverse order is Ddod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oddd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dodd? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 30,732 people with the last name Dodd.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dodd? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 10 of them will have Dodd 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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