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Earle

First Name
12k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
9k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Earle

"Earle" is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin, and it means "Chief". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. Archaic spelling of earl.

Notable Persons Named Earle

Earle Bruce is a college coach. Earle was born on March 8th, 1931 in Cumberland, Maryland.

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Earle Nelson is a criminal. Earle is also known as The Dark Strangler and The Gorilla Killer.

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Earle Hyman is a stage, film, and television actor. His career lasted from 1933 to 1933. Earle was born on October 11th, 1926 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Earle is also known as Earl Hyman.

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Sir Earle Page was a Member of the Australian Parliament for Cowper, Minister for Health, Minister for Commerce, Treasurer of Australia, 2nd Leader of the Country Party, Member of theAustralian ParliamentforCowper, Minister for Health (Australia), Minister for Agriculture, . His most notable accomplishments were from 1949 to 1939. Earle was born on August 8th, 1880 in Grafton, New South Wales, Australia. He left this life on December 20th, 1961.

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Earle G. Wheeler is a military person. His military service ended in 1970.

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Earle Hagen was a composer. His career lasted from 1939 to 2008. Earle was born on July 9th, 1919. He passed away on May 26th, 2008.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Earle

Steve Earle is a rockabilly, country music, rock music, folk music, and roots rock musician, singer-songwriter, writer, and actor. He plays Guitar, Mandolin, Harmonica, Banjo, Bouzouki, Bass guitar, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1974 to present. Steve was given the name Stephen Fain Earle on January 17th, 1955 in Fort Monroe.

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Sylvia Earle is a scientist in the field of oceanography. Sylvia was born on August 30th, 1935 in Gibbstown, New Jersey, U.S.

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Windom Earle is a former fbi special agent and federal bureau of investigation.

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Justin Townes Earle is an americana (music), folk music, country music, rockabilly, blues, and soul music singer-songwriter and musician. He plays Vocals and Acoustic guitar. Justin was born on January 4th, 1982 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States.

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Robbie Earle is a soccer player for the Stoke City F.C., Port Vale F.C., Wimbledon F.C., and Jamaica national football team. Robbie was born on January 27th, 1965 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, England.

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Merie Earle was an actress. Merie was given the name Goldie Merie Ireland on May 13th, 1889. She breathed her last breath on November 14th, 1984.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 25 0 25
1881 21 0 21
1882 22 0 22
1883 33 0 33
1884 38 0 38
1885 23 0 23
1886 46 0 46
1887 39 0 39
1888 41 0 41
1889 53 6 47
1890 48 5 43
1891 41 0 41
1892 51 0 51
1893 54 0 54
1894 55 0 55
1895 59 6 53
1896 58 5 53
1897 37 0 37
1898 55 6 49
1899 43 0 43
1900 46 0 46
1901 34 0 34
1902 50 6 44
1903 42 9 33
1904 56 6 50
1905 33 0 33
1906 43 0 43
1907 57 7 50
1908 46 0 46
1909 51 0 51
1910 54 0 54
1911 88 5 83
1912 148 7 141
1913 200 6 194
1914 207 13 194
1915 318 11 307
1916 290 14 276
1917 338 10 328
1918 358 8 350
1919 296 13 283
1920 356 7 349
1921 343 12 331
1922 280 13 267
1923 285 8 277
1924 301 10 291
1925 290 11 279
1926 237 0 237
1927 264 10 254
1928 260 0 260
1929 270 10 260
1930 218 6 212
1931 185 7 178
1932 206 7 199
1933 169 0 169
1934 177 7 170
1935 166 0 166
1936 150 0 150
1937 145 0 145
1938 127 10 117
1939 121 0 121
1940 127 0 127
1941 135 5 130
1942 148 7 141
1943 165 7 158
1944 138 0 138
1945 109 0 109
1946 133 0 133
1947 148 5 143
1948 148 0 148
1949 119 0 119
1950 114 0 114
1951 132 0 132
1952 100 0 100
1953 108 0 108
1954 101 0 101
1955 111 0 111
1956 91 0 91
1957 84 0 84
1958 94 0 94
1959 92 0 92
1960 68 0 68
1961 71 0 71
1962 61 0 61
1963 53 0 53
1964 54 0 54
1965 50 0 50
1966 58 0 58
1967 52 0 52
1968 57 0 57
1969 42 0 42
1970 37 0 37
1971 55 0 55
1972 32 0 32
1973 34 0 34
1974 31 0 31
1975 31 0 31
1976 29 0 29
1977 23 0 23
1978 27 0 27
1979 29 0 29
1980 22 0 22
1981 29 0 29
1982 18 0 18
1983 24 0 24
1984 23 0 23
1985 15 0 15
1986 24 0 24
1987 14 0 14
1988 16 0 16
1989 22 0 22
1990 16 0 16
1991 14 0 14
1992 19 0 19
1993 10 0 10
1994 5 0 5
1995 7 0 7
1996 6 0 6
1997 5 0 5
1998 10 0 10
2000 5 0 5
2002 10 0 10
2003 7 0 7
2004 7 0 7
2005 5 0 5
2008 7 0 7
2010 5 0 5
2014 6 0 6

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Popularity of Earle as a first name

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Popularity of Earle as a last name

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Common last names for Earle

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Thompson
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • White
  • Taylor
  • Harris
  • Robinson
  • Thomas
  • Baker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Earle U.S.
  White 77.35% 64.26%
  African American 16.96% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.63% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.47% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.88% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.70% 16.26%

Of Last Name Earle

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

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Fun Facts about the name Earle

  • How Popular is the name Earle? Earle is the 2,250th most popular name of all time. As a last name Earle was the 4,095th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Earle have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,789 babies born with the first name Earle in the United States. That's more than enough people named Earle to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Earle? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 25 new born babies.
  • When was Earle first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Earle is Wednesday, December 27th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Earle born? The highest recorded use of the first name Earle was in 1918 with a total of 350 babies.
  • Random Earle Factoid: According to the 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Earle ranks 58th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maine. Imagine that, 23 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1929.
  • Weird things about the name Earle: Your name in reverse order is Elrae. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eelra. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Earle? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,672 people with the last name Earle.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Earle? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Earle 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).
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