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in 2010

Dorsey

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 14 0 14
1881 9 0 9
1882 13 0 13
1883 15 0 15
1884 15 0 15
1885 8 0 8
1886 12 0 12
1887 11 0 11
1888 17 0 17
1889 25 0 25
1890 17 0 17
1891 14 0 14
1892 10 0 10
1893 15 0 15
1894 28 0 28
1895 16 0 16
1896 20 0 20
1897 13 0 13
1898 20 0 20
1899 12 0 12
1900 25 0 25
1901 11 0 11
1902 11 0 11
1903 17 0 17
1904 21 0 21
1905 21 5 16
1906 19 0 19
1907 21 0 21
1908 24 0 24
1909 20 0 20
1910 15 0 15
1911 20 0 20
1912 51 0 51
1913 61 11 50
1914 75 8 67
1915 107 13 94
1916 176 16 160
1917 119 9 110
1918 124 18 106
1919 114 14 100
1920 129 11 118
1921 115 15 100
1922 114 23 91
1923 116 18 98
1924 112 20 92
1925 101 13 88
1926 87 14 73
1927 110 19 91
1928 98 15 83
1929 103 10 93
1930 96 7 89
1931 107 25 82
1932 101 10 91
1933 83 14 69
1934 94 13 81
1935 79 6 73
1936 80 12 68
1937 78 13 65
1938 88 8 80
1939 76 14 62
1940 94 8 86
1941 89 11 78
1942 100 18 82
1943 88 13 75
1944 89 17 72
1945 74 8 66
1946 76 8 68
1947 98 11 87
1948 84 11 73
1949 79 15 64
1950 67 10 57
1951 97 15 82
1952 82 19 63
1953 78 17 61
1954 90 12 78
1955 69 7 62
1956 69 7 62
1957 58 15 43
1958 67 10 57
1959 49 10 39
1960 79 19 60
1961 56 10 46
1962 57 14 43
1963 55 11 44
1964 47 8 39
1965 55 12 43
1966 46 0 46
1967 29 7 22
1968 40 11 29
1969 37 11 26
1970 47 12 35
1971 38 0 38
1972 37 8 29
1973 35 6 29
1974 31 6 25
1975 27 6 21
1976 28 5 23
1977 28 0 28
1978 21 5 16
1979 30 9 21
1980 24 0 24
1981 34 7 27
1982 26 5 21
1983 33 6 27
1984 14 0 14
1985 22 5 17
1986 14 0 14
1987 12 0 12
1988 27 0 27
1989 19 0 19
1990 15 0 15
1991 10 0 10
1992 26 7 19
1993 19 5 14
1994 12 6 6
1995 9 0 9
1996 11 0 11
1997 10 0 10
1998 10 0 10
1999 5 0 5
2000 10 0 10
2001 9 0 9
2002 13 0 13
2003 14 0 14
2004 11 0 11
2005 5 0 5
2006 7 0 7
2007 11 0 11
2008 12 0 12
2009 6 0 6
2011 5 0 5
2012 8 0 8
2014 6 0 6

Fun Facts about the name Dorsey

  • How many people with the first name Dorsey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,212 babies born with the first name Dorsey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dorsey to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dorsey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 14 new born babies.
  • When was Dorsey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dorsey is Saturday, July 2nd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Dorsey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dorsey was in 1916 with a total of 160 babies.
  • Random Dorsey Factoid: According to the 1916 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dorsey ranks 89th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 54 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1916.
  • Weird things about the name Dorsey: Your name in reverse order is Yesrod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Erdosy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dorsey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 43,631 people with the last name Dorsey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dorsey? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 15 of them will have Dorsey as their last name.
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Popularity of Dorsey as a first name

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Popularity of Dorsey as a last name

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Common last names for Dorsey

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • White
  • Moore
  • Miller
  • Turner
  • Jackson
  • Wilson
  • Thomas
  • Robinson
  • Harris

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dorsey U.S.
  White 41.84% 64.26%
  African American 52.16% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.40% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.48% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.18% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dorsey

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Dorsey" mean? The list below shows the origins of Dorsey as well as things modernly associated with the name Dorsey such as celebrities named Dorsey.

English

Origin and Meaning of Dorsey

The name "Dorsey" is of English origin, and it means "From Orsay in France". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

  1. A surname​.

Dorsey Levens

Dorsey Levens is a NFL player. Dorsey was born in 1970 in Syracuse, New York.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Dorsey

Dorsey & Whitney
Dorsey Chapel
Dorsey Family Homes
Dorsey Knob West Virginia
Dorsey Marc Station
Dorsey Ridge
Dorsey Search
Dorsey Station
Dorsey Park
Dorsey Wright

Notable Persons With the Last Name Dorsey

Tommy Dorsey

Tommy Dorsey is a bandleader with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1 to present. Tommy was born in 1905 as Thomas Francis Dorsey, Jr. in Mahanoy Plane, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Ken Dorsey

Ken Dorsey is a NFL player. Ken was born in 1981 in Orinda, California.

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What does the name Dorsey mean?

Dis for dandy, a description of you!

Ois for objective, always impartial

Ris for righteous, you know when you're right.

Sis for strength, there when needed.

Eis for expert, in your chosen career

Yis for young, the years never show!

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