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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Etter

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  • A submission from Switzerland says the name Etter means "A fence around a small village in the middle age in Europe. Its also a surname in Switzerland" and is of German origin.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Etter


Carrie was born in 1969 in Normal, Illinois.


Bob Etter is an athlete. He was most active from 1968 to 1975. Bob was born on August 8th, 1945 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Bob is also known as Etter, Robert Glenn; Etter, and Robert L..


Albert was born in 1872. He passed away in 1950.


Andrew was born in 1940. He died in 1967.


Bill was born on February 18th, 1950 in Spokane, Washington.


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Popularity of Etter as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Etter U.S.
  White 89.94% 64.26%
  African American 4.56% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.77% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.65% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.33% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.74% 16.26%

Of Last Name Etter

People with the last name Etter are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Etter

  • How Popular is the name Etter? Etter is the 16,777th most popular name of all time. As a last name Etter was the 6,701st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Etter have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 476 babies born with the first name Etter in the United States. That's more than enough people named Etter to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Etter? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Etter first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Etter is Saturday, June 2nd, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Etter born? The highest recorded use of the first name Etter was in 1921 with a total of 21 babies.
  • Random Etter Factoid: According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Etter is not a popular baby girl's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1921.
  • Weird things about the name Etter: Your name in reverse order is Rette. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ttere. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Etter? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,039 people with the last name Etter.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Etter? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Etter 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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