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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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  1. A villainous Jew in a novel by Charles Dickens ("Fagin was a fence who trained boys as pickpockets")

From the character named Fagin in Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist.

  1. A person who entices children into criminal activity, often teaching them how to conduct those crimes, and profits from their crimes in return for support.

Notable Persons Named Fagin

Fagin is a crime, pickpocketing, and sex trafficking.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Fagin

Fagin is a crime, pickpocketing, and sex trafficking.


Joe Fagin is a pop music and rock music singer-songwriter. He plays Human voice. His most notable accomplishments were from 1960 to present.


Ronald Fagin is a in the fields of rank and score aggregation, symposium on logic in computer science, database theory, and finite model theory. Ronald was born in Oklahoma City, OK, USA.


Claire Fagin is an office holder. Claire was born on November 25th, 1926 in New York City.


Dan Fagin is an environmental journalist, new york university journalism professor, and new york university. Dan was born on February 1st, 1963 in Oklahoma City.


Jay Fay is a musician. He was most prominent from 2012 to present. Jay was given the name Joshua Fagin .


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Popularity of Fagin as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fagin U.S.
  White 74.12% 64.26%
  African American 17.87% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.36% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.22% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fagin

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

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Fun Facts about the name Fagin

  • How Popular is the name Fagin? As a last name Fagin was the 19,341st most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Fagin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Fagin is Saturday, August 17th, 1912.
  • How unique is the name Fagin? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Fagin. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Fagin: Your name in reverse order is Nigaf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Anfig. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fagin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,399 people with the last name Fagin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fagin? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Fagin as their last name since less than 1 person in 213k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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