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Meaning and Origin

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  1. United States chess master; world champion from 1972 to 1975 (born in 1943)
  2. German chemist noted for work on synthetic sugars and the purines (1852-1919)
  3. German chemist noted for his synthesis of hemin (1881-1945)

Notable Persons Named Fischer

Fischer Black was a scientist in the fields of economics and mathematical finance. Fischer was born on January 11th, 1938 in Washington, D.C. He breathed his last breath on August 30th, 1995.


His military service ended in 1945. Fischer was born on September 3rd, 1884. He died on August 14th, 1960.


Fischer Guevara is a sports team member for the Sport Boys.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Fischer

Bobby Fischer was a chess player. He holds the title Grandmaster(1958) and Grandmaster (chess). Bobby was given the name Robert James Fischer on March 9th, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He passed away on January 17th, 2008.


Jenna Fischer is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1998. Jenna was given the name Regina Marie Fischer on March 7th, 1974 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.


Kate Fischer is a model and television actor. Kate was born Kate Fischer as the child of Pru Goward on November 30th, 1973 in Adelaide, South Australia. Kate is also known as Katie Fischer and Tzipporah Malka bat Israel.


Scott Fischer was a mountain guide. Scott was born on December 24th, 1955 in Muskegon, Michigan. He breathed his last breath on May 11th, 1996.


Viktor Fischer is a soccer player for the AFC Ajax, Aarhus Gymnastikforening, Denmark national under-17 football team, and Denmark national under-19 football team. Viktor was born on June 9th, 1994 in Aarhus, Denmark.


Stanley Fischer is a Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Governor of the Bank of Israel, First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Vice Chairman of theFederal Reserve, Governor of theBank of Israel, First Deputy Managing Director of theInternational. Stanley was born on October 15th, 1943 in Mazabuka, Northern Rhodesia.


How popular is the baby name Fischer in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1993 10 0 10
1994 14 0 14
1995 20 0 20
1996 14 0 14
1997 30 0 30
1998 29 0 29
1999 33 0 33
2000 42 0 42
2001 42 0 42
2002 45 0 45
2003 49 0 49
2004 51 0 51
2005 62 0 62
2006 78 0 78
2007 72 0 72
2008 92 0 92
2009 82 0 82
2010 98 0 98
2011 99 0 99
2012 97 0 97
2013 86 0 86
2014 101 0 101
2015 104 0 104
2016 101 8 93
2017 101 5 96

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Popularity of Fischer as a first name

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Popularity of Fischer as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fischer U.S.
  White 94.34% 64.26%
  African American 0.87% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.40% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.22% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.56% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fischer

People with the last name Fischer are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Fischer

  • How Popular is the name Fischer? Fischer is the 7,960th most popular name of all time. As a last name Fischer was the 455th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Fischer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,552 babies born with the first name Fischer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Fischer to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Fischer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1993 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Fischer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Fischer is Friday, April 7th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Fischer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fischer was in 2015 with a total of 104 babies.
  • Random Fischer Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Fischer is not a popular baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Fischer: Your name in reverse order is Rehcsif. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hercisf. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fischer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 72,357 people with the last name Fischer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fischer? Fischer was ranked as the 455th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.