Fisher

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since 1880
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Fish"er
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  1. One who fishes.
  2. [Zoöl] A carnivorous animal of the Weasel family (Mustela Canadensis); the pekan; the “black cat.”

Etymology: AS. fiscere

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  1. Large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal
  2. Someone whose occupation is catching fish
Wiktionary

Capitalization of fisher (“fisherman”)

  1. An English occupational surname​ for a fisherman.
  2. A location
    1. A city in Arkansas, USA
    2. A village in Illinois, USA
    3. A village in Louisiana, USA
    4. A town in Minnesota, USA
    5. A rural municipality in Manitoba, Canada

Notable Persons Named Fisher

Fisher Stevens is an actor, director, producer, and writer. He has had major accomplishments since 1981. Fisher was given the name Steven Fisher on November 27th, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Fisher DeBerry is a college coach. Fisher was born on June 8th, 1938 in Cheraw, South Carolina.

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Fisher Ames was a congressman. He was most active from 1795 to 1797. Fisher was born on April 9th, 1758 in Dedham, Massachusetts. He died on July 4th, 1808.

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Fisher Tull is a musical artist.

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Fisher was born in 1910. He passed away in 2004.

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Fisher was born in 1908. He left this life on January 18th, 1959.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Fisher

Carrie Fisher is an actress, novelist, and screenwriter. She has had major accomplishments since 1973. Carrie was given the name Carrie Frances Fisher by her parents Eddie Fisher (singer) and Debbie Reynolds on October 21st, 1956 in Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

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Isla Fisher is an actress. She has been prominent since 1993. Isla was given the name Isla Lang Fisher on February 3rd, 1976 in Muscat, Oman.

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His career lasted from 1948 to 2010. Eddie was given the name Edwin Jack Tisch on August 10th, 1928 in Philadelphia. He breathed his last breath on September 22nd, 2010.

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Todd Fisher is an actor, director, producer, cinematographer, business executive, curator, and cinematography. His ongoing career started in 1959. Todd was given the name Todd Emmanuel Fisher by his parents Eddie Fisher (singer) and Debbie Reynolds on February 24th, 1958 in Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

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Joely Fisher is an actress, singer, director, actor, and singing. She was most prominent from 1987 to 1987. Joely was born as the child of Eddie Fisher (singer) and Connie Stevens on October 29th, 1967 in Burbank, California, U.S.

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Amy was given the name Amy Elizabeth Fisher on August 21st, 1974 in Wantagh, New York, U.S. Amy is also known as Long Island Lolita.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 7 0 7
1903 5 0 5
1905 5 0 5
1910 7 0 7
1914 9 0 9
1915 8 0 8
1916 10 0 10
1917 11 0 11
1918 14 0 14
1919 8 0 8
1920 9 0 9
1921 9 0 9
1922 5 0 5
1923 5 0 5
1924 6 0 6
1925 7 0 7
1928 6 0 6
1929 7 0 7
1930 7 0 7
1931 6 0 6
1932 6 0 6
1933 5 0 5
1937 6 0 6
1938 5 0 5
1940 5 0 5
1943 5 0 5
1946 5 0 5
1948 5 0 5
1949 5 0 5
1953 5 0 5
1957 5 0 5
1972 5 0 5
1992 6 0 6
1993 15 0 15
1994 27 0 27
1995 19 0 19
1996 44 0 44
1997 47 0 47
1998 55 0 55
1999 69 0 69
2000 85 0 85
2001 107 0 107
2002 108 0 108
2003 122 0 122
2004 166 0 166
2005 172 0 172
2006 181 0 181
2007 218 6 212
2008 237 0 237
2009 256 0 256
2010 255 0 255
2011 249 0 249
2012 268 6 262
2013 252 5 247
2014 304 0 304
2015 293 0 293
2016 315 5 310
2017 311 7 304
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Popularity of Fisher as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fisher U.S.
  White 82.58% 64.26%
  African American 11.79% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.76% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.89% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.43% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fisher

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

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Fun Facts about the name Fisher

  • How Popular is the name Fisher? Fisher is the 4,090th most popular name of all time. As a last name Fisher was the 112th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Fisher have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,394 babies born with the first name Fisher in the United States. That's more than enough people named Fisher to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Fisher? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Fisher first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Fisher is Tuesday, February 16th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Fisher born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fisher was in 2016 with a total of 310 babies.
  • Random Fisher Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Fisher is not a popular baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Fisher: Your name in reverse order is Rehsif. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ehfris. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fisher? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 214,703 people with the last name Fisher.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fisher? Fisher was ranked as the 112th 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).
  • 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.
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