Ember

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9k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ember

"Ember" is a name of English origin, and it means "Spark, burning low". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Em"ber
A lighted coal, smoldering amid ashes; -- used chiefly in the plural, to signify mingled coals and ashes; the smoldering remains of a fire.

Etymology: OE. emmeres emeres, AS. �myrie; akin to Icel. eimyrja, Dan. emmer, MHG. eimere; cf. Icel. eimr vapor, smoke

adjective Em"ber
Making a circuit of the year of the seasons; recurring in each quarter of the year; as, ember fasts.

Etymology: OE. ymber, AS. ymbren ymbryne, prop., running around, circuit; ymbe around + ryne a running, fr. rinnan to run. See Amb-, and Run

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A hot fragment of wood or coal that is left from a fire and is glowing or smoldering
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  1. (rare) A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Ember

Ember Reichgott Junge is an attorney and legislator. Ember was born on August 22nd, 1953.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ember

Melvin Ember was a in the fields of anthropology, ethnology, and cross-cultural studies. Melvin was born on January 13th, 1933 in Brooklyn. He breathed his last breath on September 27th, 2009.

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József was born in Hungary.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1946 8 8 0
1952 6 6 0
1953 5 5 0
1954 6 6 0
1960 6 6 0
1961 9 9 0
1963 5 5 0
1964 14 14 0
1966 7 7 0
1967 8 8 0
1968 11 11 0
1969 11 11 0
1970 18 18 0
1971 14 14 0
1972 14 14 0
1973 21 21 0
1974 19 19 0
1975 30 30 0
1976 36 36 0
1977 35 35 0
1978 48 48 0
1979 50 50 0
1980 35 35 0
1981 46 46 0
1982 42 42 0
1983 40 40 0
1984 49 49 0
1985 29 29 0
1986 31 31 0
1987 41 41 0
1988 90 90 0
1989 60 60 0
1990 60 60 0
1991 48 48 0
1992 48 48 0
1993 52 52 0
1994 60 60 0
1995 55 55 0
1996 69 69 0
1997 74 74 0
1998 83 83 0
1999 80 80 0
2000 68 68 0
2001 90 90 0
2002 98 98 0
2003 127 127 0
2004 143 143 0
2005 166 160 6
2006 182 176 6
2007 224 224 0
2008 201 201 0
2009 310 310 0
2010 338 326 12
2011 433 424 9
2012 522 508 14
2013 531 522 9
2014 747 737 10
2015 915 898 17
2016 1,037 1,015 22
2017 1,135 1,111 24

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Popularity of Ember as a first name

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Popularity of Ember as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ember U.S.
  White 90.45% 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 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.46% 16.26%

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People with the last name Ember are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ember

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  • How Popular is the name Ember? Ember is the 2,723rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Ember was the 111,988th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ember have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,740 babies born with the first name Ember in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ember 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 Ember? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1946 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Ember first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ember is Thursday, December 15th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Ember born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ember was in 2017 with a total of 1,111 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ember!
  • Random Ember Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ember ranks 88th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 19 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Ember: Your name in reverse order is Rebme. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Berem. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ember? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 157 people with the last name Ember.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ember? Ember is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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