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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun far"a*day
the quantity of electric charge that, passed though an ionic solution, will cause electrolysis of one equivalent of ions; it is equal to about 96,490 coulombs. The number of univalent metal ions (such as silver in a silver nitrate solution) which would be deposited as free metal by such a current is Avogadro's number, 6.023 x 1023 .

Etymology: From Michael Faraday, the English electrician

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  1. The English physicist and chemist who discovered electromagnetic induction (1791-1867)
  1. A surname​, Anglicized from Irish Ó Fearadaigh.
  2. Michael Faraday, English chemist and physicist.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Faraday

Michael Faraday was a scientist in the fields of physics and chemistry. Michael was born on September 22nd, 1791 in Newington Butts, England. He breathed his last breath on August 25th, 1867.


Daniel Faraday is a physicist.


King Faraday is a comics character.


Nicole Faraday is an actress and singer. She was most prominent from 2002 to present. Nicole was given the name Nicola Morris on July 28th, 1976. Nicole is also known as Morris and Nicola.



Philip was born on January 1st, 1875. He left this life on February 6th, 1944.


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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Faraday U.S.
  White 84.42% 64.26%
  African American 8.66% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.60% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.60% 16.26%

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People with the last name Faraday are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Faraday

  • How Popular is the name Faraday? Faraday is the 56,052nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Faraday was the 81,772nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Faraday have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29 babies born with the first name Faraday in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Faraday? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2013 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Faraday first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Faraday is Thursday, March 14th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Faraday born? The highest recorded use of the first name Faraday was in 2013 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Faraday: Your name in reverse order is Yadaraf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Fayadar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Faraday? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 231 people with the last name Faraday.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Faraday? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Faraday as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m 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).
  • 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).
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