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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Fill"er
  1. One who, or that which, fills; something used for filling."'T is mere filler, to stop a vacancy in the hexameter." [Dryden.]"They have six diggers to four fillers, so as to keep the fillers always at work." [Mortimer.]
  2. [Paint] A composition, as of powdered silica and oil, used to fill the pores and grain of wood before applying paint, varnish, etc.
  3. [Forestry] Any standing tree or standard higher than the surrounding coppice in the form of forest known as coppice under standards. Chiefly used in the pl.
noun Fill"er
A thill horse.

Etymology: From 1st Fill

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The tobacco used to form the core of a cigar
  2. Anything added to fill out a whole
  3. Copy to fill space between more important articles in the layout of a magazine or newspaper
  4. 100 filler equal 1 forint in Hungary
  5. Used for filling cracks or holes in a surface

fill +‎ -er

  1. One who fills.
  2. Something added to fill a space or add weight or size.
  3. Any semisolid substance used to fill gaps, cracks or pores.
  4. A relatively inert ingredient added to modify physical characteristics.
  5. A short article in a newspaper or magazine.
  6. A short piece of music or an announcement between radio or TV programmes.
  7. Any spoken sound or word used to fill gaps in speech; filled pause.
  8. Cut tobacco used to make up the body of a cigar.
  9. (computing) In COBOL, the description of an unnamed part of a record that contains no data relevant to a given context.
  10. (horticulture) A plant that lacks a distinctive shape and can fill inconvenient spaces around other plants in pots or gardens.
  11. (forestry, usually in the plural) Any standing tree or standard higher than the surrounding coppice in the form of forest known as "coppice under standards".

Notable Persons With the Last Name Filler

Martin Filler is an architecture critic. Martin was given the name Martin Myles Filler on September 17th, 1948 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Deb was born on October 30th, 1954 in New Zealand. Deb is also known as Deb, Dibby, and Deborah.


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Popularity of Filler as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Filler U.S.
  White 93.46% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.36% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.36% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.67% 16.26%

Of Last Name Filler

People with the last name Filler are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Filler

  • How Popular is the name Filler? As a last name Filler was the 14,881st most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Filler? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Filler was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Filler: Your name in reverse order is Rellif. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ifller. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Filler? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,988 people with the last name Filler.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Filler? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Filler as their last name since less than 1 person in 149k 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).
  • 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.