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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dries

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  1. plural of dry

dries was also found in the following language(s): Dutch

Notable Persons Named Dries

Dries Mertens is a soccer player for the S.S.C. Napoli, K. Stade Leuven, R.S.C. Anderlecht, K.A.A. Gent, SC Eendracht Aalst, AGOVV Apeldoorn, FC Utrecht, PSV Eindhoven, Belgium national under-17 football team, and Belgium national football team. Dries was born on May 6th, 1987 in Leuven.


Dries Van Noten is a fashion designer. Dries was born on May 12th, 1958 in Antwerp.


Dries van Agt is a diplomat, civil servant, lawyer, jurist, author, nonprofit director, activist, professor, politician, civil service, board of directors, and activism. Dries was given the name Andreas Antonius Maria van Agt on February 2nd, 1931 in Geldrop.


Dries was born on July 22nd, 1983 in Leuven, Belgium.


Dries van Schalkwyk is a rugby player for the Zebre. Dries was born on December 21st, 1984 in Bloemfontein.


Dries Wouters is a soccer player for the K.R.C. Genk, Belgium national under-17 football team, and Belgium national under-18 football team. Dries was born on January 28th, 1997 in Belgium.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Dries

Caroline Dries is a screenwriting, television producer, television writer, and producer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to 2006. Caroline was born in United States.


Annika was born on February 10th, 1992 in La Jolla, California, U.S.


Marcel Dries was a soccer player for the K. Berchem Sport, Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, K.V. Kortrijk, and Belgium national football team. Marcel was born on September 19th, 1929 in Berchem, Belgium. He left this life on September 27th, 2011.


Bram was born on August 14th, 1989 in Herselt.


Dan Dries is a hockey player for the Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL) in the ECHL. He has had major accomplishments since 2012. Dan was born on April 12th, 1988 in Lake Orion, MI, USA.


Jean was given the name Jean Driesbach on October 19th, 1905 in Bar-le-Duc. He passed away on February 26th, 1973.


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Popularity of Dries as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dries U.S.
  White 96.11% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.12% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.16% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dries

People with the last name Dries are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Dries

  • How Popular is the name Dries? As a last name Dries was the 22,260th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Dries first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Dries is Tuesday, July 16th, 1889.
  • How unique is the name Dries? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Dries. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Dries: Your name in reverse order is Seird. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Seird. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dries? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,158 people with the last name Dries.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dries? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dries as their last name since less than 1 person in 256k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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