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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010


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Fun Facts about the name First

  • When was the first name First first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name First is Thursday, July 19th, 1888.
  • How unique is the name First? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name First. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name First: Your name in reverse order is Tsrif. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ifsrt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name First? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,255 people with the last name First.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of First? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with First as their last name since less than 1 person in 233k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of First as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity First U.S.
  White 85.58% 64.26%
  African American 7.65% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 3.35% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.07% 16.26%

Of Last Name First

People with the last name First are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective First
  1. Preceding all others of a series or kind; the ordinal of one; earliest; as, the first day of a month; the first year of a reign.
  2. Foremost; in front of, or in advance of, all others.
  3. Most eminent or exalted; most excellent; chief; highest; as, Demosthenes was the first orator of Greece.
    synonyms: Primary; primordial; primitive; primeval; pristine; highest; chief; principal; foremost.

Etymology: OE. first furst, AS. fyrst; akin to Icel. fyrstr, Sw. & Dan. förste, OHG. furist, G. fürst prince; a superlatiye form of E. for fore. See For Fore, and cf. Formeer Foremost

adverb First
Before any other person or thing in time, space, rank, etc.; -- much used in composition with adjectives and participles.
noun First
The upper part of a duet, trio, etc., either vocal or instrumental; -- so called because it generally expresses the air, and has a preëminence in the combined effect.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
  2. The lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
  3. An honours degree of the highest class
  4. The first element in a countable series ("the first of the month")
  5. The first or highest in an ordering or series ("He wanted to be the first")
  6. The time at which something is supposed to begin
  7. Ranking above all others ("was first in her class")
  8. Serving to begin ("the first verse")
  9. Serving to set in motion ("his first (or maiden) speech in Congress")
  10. Preceding all others in time or space or degree ("the first house on the right", "the first day of spring", "his first political race", "her first baby", "the first time", "the first meetings of the new party", and "the first phase of his training")
  11. Highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections ("first soprano", "the first violin section", and "played first horn")
  12. Indicating the beginning unit in a series
  13. Before anything else ("first we must consider the garter snake")
  14. The initial time ("when Felix first saw a garter snake")
  15. Prominently forward
  16. Before another in time, space, or importance ("I was here first" and "let's do this job first")
  1. A surname​.

First was also found in the following language(s): German

What does the name First mean?

Fis for future, always looking ahead.

Iis for inclusive, never leaving others out

Ris for refreshing, the sparkling you.

Sis for sweetheart, you really are!

Tis for tough, for you are not easily broken

Past life for First born Sep 16, 1951

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Burma approximately on 1475. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

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