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Fun Facts about the name Farmer

  • How many people with the first name Farmer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 139 babies born with the first name Farmer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Farmer 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 Farmer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Farmer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Farmer is Saturday, April 27th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Farmer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Farmer was in 1916 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Random Farmer Factoid: According to the 1930 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Farmer is not a popular baby boy's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1930.
  • Weird things about the name Farmer: Your name in reverse order is Remraf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Afrrem. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Farmer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 69,617 people with the last name Farmer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Farmer? Farmer was ranked as the 480th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
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Popularity of Farmer as a first name

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Popularity of Farmer as a last name

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Common last names for Farmer

  • Smith
  • Hoskins

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Farmer U.S.
  White 77.16% 64.26%
  African American 17.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.47% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.05% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.07% 16.26%

Of Last Name Farmer

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Farmer" mean? The list below shows the origins of Farmer as well as things modernly associated with the name Farmer such as celebrities named Farmer.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Farm"er
One who farmsOne who hires and cultivates a farm; a cultivator of leased ground; a tenant.One who is devoted to the tillage of the soil; one who cultivates a farm; an agriculturist; a husbandman.One who takes taxes, customs, excise, or other duties, to collect, either paying a fixed annuual rent for the privilege; as, a farmer of the revenues.The lord of the field, or one who farms the lot and cope of the crown.

Etymology: Cf. F. fermier

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A person who operates a farm
  2. An expert on cooking whose cookbook has undergone many editions (1857-1915)
  3. United States civil rights leader who in 1942 founded the Congress of Racial Equality (born in 1920)

From Middle English *fermer, fermour (“a steward, bailliff, collector of taxes”), partly from Old French fermier (“a farmer, a lessee, husbandman, bailliff”), from Medieval Latin firmarius (“one to whom land is rented, a collector of taxes, deputy”), from firma, see farm; and partly from Old English feormere (“a purveyor of a guild, a supplier of food, a grocer, farmer”), from feormian (“to purvey, supply, feed”), equivalent to farm +‎ -er. More at farm.

  1. A person who works the land and/or who keeps livestock, especially on a farm.
  2. Agent noun of farm; someone or something that farms.
  3. (historical) One who takes taxes, customs, excise, or other duties, to collect for a certain rate per cent.
    a of the revenues
  4. (historical, mining) The lord of the field, or one who farms the lot and cope of the crown.

farmer was also found in the following language(s): Hungarian and Serbo-Croatian

Other Inspirations for the Name Farmer

Farmer Boys
Farmer Fisher Baker
Farmer In The Dell
Farmer Insurance
Farmer Mac
Farmer Market
Farmer Market Dc
Farmer Veteran Coalition
Farmer Walks
Farmer Brothers

Notable Persons With the Last Name Farmer

Mylene Farmer

Mylene Farmer is a singer songwriter, record producer, and actress specializing in pop, rock, synthpop, and electronic music with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1984 to present. Mylene was born in 1961 as Mylene Jeanne Gautier in Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada.


Frances Farmer

Frances Farmer is an actress and television host. Frances was born in 1913 as Frances Elena Farmer in Seattle, Washington, U.S.


Evan Farmer

Evan Farmer is an actor, musician, designer, and songwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Evan was born in 1972 as Evan Ragland Farmer, Jr. in Asmara, Eritrea, Ethiopia.


What does the name Farmer mean?

Fis for fulfill, satisfy your needs.

Ais for appreciative, of all you have

Ris for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

Mis for mirth, your laughter.

Eis for excite, your spirit is catching!

Ris for reasonable, your understanding way.

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