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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Fallen

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Fall"en
Dropped; prostrate; degraded; ruined; decreased; dead.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Killed in battle ("to honor fallen soldiers")
  2. Having lost your chastity ("a fallen woman")
  3. Having fallen in or collapsed ("a fallen building")
  4. Having dropped by the force of gravity ("fallen leaves covered the forest floor" and "sat on a fallen tree trunk")
  1. plural of Falle

Notable Persons Named Fallen


Fallen was born in Los Angeles, California, USA.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Fallen

Carl Fredrik Fallén is an entomologist.


Mark Fallen is an athlete for the Club Deportivo Pacífico FC.


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Popularity of Fallen as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fallen U.S.
  White 57.79% 64.26%
  African American 36.46% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.78% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.67% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fallen

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

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Fun Facts about the name Fallen

  • How Popular is the name Fallen? Fallen is the 43,422nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Fallen was the 23,555th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Fallen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 64 babies born with the first name Fallen in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Fallen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1981 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Fallen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Fallen is Monday, April 29th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Fallen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fallen was in 1983 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Fallen: Your name in reverse order is Nellaf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Laflen. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fallen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,078 people with the last name Fallen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fallen? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Fallen as their last name since less than 1 person in 270k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.