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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meanings and Origins

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  1. A city in southeastern Germany on the Elbe River; it was almost totally destroyed by British air raids in 1945
  1. The capital city of the German Federal State of Saxony.
  2. A village in Kent County, Ontario, Canada.
  3. A variety of china, originally manufactured in the city, but manufactured in Meissen from the 18th century.

Dresden was also found in the following language(s): German and Portuguese

Notable Persons With the Last Name Dresden

Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is a wizard, private investigator, warden, winter knight, and magician (fantasy).


Dave Dresden is a trance music, electronica, house music, and electronic dance music dj, producer, remixer, a&r, music director, journalist, disc jockey, record producer, remix, artists, and repertoire. He plays MacBook Pro, Logic Pro, Minimoog Voyager, and Ableton Live. His career lasted from 1988 to 1988. Dave was born Dave Dresden on May 20th, 1969. Dave is also known as Dave "The Wave" Dresden.


The Prophesying Nun of Dresden was an astrology author. The was born in 1680 in Dresden. They died in 1706.


Sem was born on April 20th, 1881. He passed away on July 30th, 1957.


Arnold was born in 1882. He passed away in 1954.


How popular is the baby name Dresden in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1964 5 5 0
1977 5 5 0
1982 5 5 0
1987 7 7 0
1989 10 5 5
1990 6 6 0
1992 7 7 0
1995 12 7 5
1996 8 0 8
1997 11 6 5
1998 18 7 11
1999 10 0 10
2000 9 0 9
2001 17 6 11
2002 14 6 8
2003 14 0 14
2004 16 10 6
2005 26 11 15
2006 29 6 23
2007 54 0 54
2008 67 7 60
2009 56 6 50
2010 69 8 61
2011 56 8 48
2012 84 11 73
2013 64 11 53
2014 63 10 53
2015 67 10 57
2016 56 0 56

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Popularity of Dresden as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dresden U.S.
  White 89.29% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.28% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.59% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dresden

People with the last name Dresden are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Dresden

  • How Popular is the name Dresden? Dresden is the 11,400th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dresden was the 52,851st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dresden have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 865 babies born with the first name Dresden in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dresden to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dresden? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1964 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dresden first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dresden is Saturday, August 13th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Dresden born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dresden was in 2012 with a total of 73 babies.
  • Random Dresden Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dresden is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 12 babies in California have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Dresden: Your name in reverse order is Nedserd. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nedders. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dresden? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 392 people with the last name Dresden.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dresden? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dresden as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.