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since 1880
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D is for decisive, especially when it counts

U is for unite, you bring people together.

N is for number one, make sure to take care of yourself above all others

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Notable Persons Named Dunn



Notable Persons With the Last Name Dunn

Ryan Dunn was a stunt performer, television personality, comedian, actor, writer, musician, and celebrity. He was most prominent from 1997 to 2011. Ryan was given the name Ryan Matthew Dunn on June 11th, 1977 in Medina, Ohio. Ryan is also known as Random Hero, Prima Dunna, Plugs, and Cryin' Ryan (Child). He died on June 20th, 2011.


Kevin Dunn is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1986. Kevin was born on August 24th, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.


Kris Dunn is a basketball player. Kris was born on March 18th, 1994.


Jourdan was given the name Jourdan Sherise Dunn on August 3rd, 1990.


Kelly Dunn is an actress. She has been prominent since 2004. Kelly was given the name Trieste Kelly Dunn on January 14th, 1981 in Provo, Utah.


Irene Dunne was an actress. She was most active from 1922 to 1962. Irene was given the name Irene Marie Dunn on December 20th, 1898 in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. She breathed her last breath on September 4th, 1990.


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Popularity of Dunn as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dunn U.S.
  White 80.08% 64.26%
  African American 14.39% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.75% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.59% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.94% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dunn

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

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Fun Facts about the name Dunn

  • How Popular is the name Dunn? Dunn is the 83,744th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dunn was the 197th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dunn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Dunn in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dunn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1929 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dunn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dunn is Friday, February 20th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Dunn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dunn was in 1929 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Dunn: Your name in reverse order is Nnud. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ndun. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dunn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 141,427 people with the last name Dunn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dunn? Dunn was ranked as the 197th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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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