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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Fitzgerald

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
Fitzgerald
F. Scott, American Novelist (1896-1940).
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States scat singer (1917-1996)
  2. United States author whose novels characterized the Jazz Age in the United States (1896-1940)
  3. English poet remembered primarily for his free translation of the poetry of Omar Khayyam (1809-1883)
Wiktionary

Fitz- + Gerald

  1. A Hiberno-Norman patronymic surname​.

Notable Persons Named Fitzgerald

His ongoing career started in 2014. Fitzgerald was born on May 4th, 1990 in East Orange, New Jersey.

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Mighty Terror was a calypso music musician. He plays Trumpet, Bass guitar, Drum kit, and Vocals. He was most active from 1947 to 2007. Mighty was given the name Fitzgerald Cornelius Henry on January 13th, 1921. He breathed his last breath on March 14th, 2007.

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He passed away in 1894.

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Fitzgerald Hendrickson is an athlete for the St. Peters Strikers FC.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald was a novelist and short story. He was most prominent from 1920 to present. F. was given the name Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on September 24th, 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. He breathed his last breath on December 21st, 1940.

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Zelda Fitzgerald was a modernism writer. She has had major accomplishments since 1920. Zelda was given the name Zelda Sayre on July 24th, 1900 in United States. She breathed her last breath on March 10th, 1948.

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Ella was given the name Ella Jane Fitzgerald on April 25th, 1917 in Newport News, Virginia, U.S. She breathed her last breath on June 15th, 1996.

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Rose was given the name Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald by her parent John F. Fitzgerald on July 22nd, 1890 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. She breathed her last breath on January 22nd, 1995.

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Larry Fitzgerald is a football player for the Arizona Cardinals. Larry was born on August 31st, 1983 in Minneapolis.

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Frances Scott Fitzgerald was a writer. Frances was born Frances Scott Fitzgerald on October 26th, 1921 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S. She breathed her last breath on June 18th, 1986.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1919 5 0 5
1922 5 0 5
1924 8 0 8
1928 7 0 7
1929 5 0 5
1942 6 0 6
1944 6 0 6
1948 5 0 5
1953 5 0 5
1955 5 0 5
1961 24 0 24
1962 10 0 10
1963 52 0 52
1964 125 0 125
1965 58 0 58
1966 43 0 43
1967 29 0 29
1968 16 0 16
1969 24 0 24
1970 34 0 34
1971 24 0 24
1972 19 0 19
1973 18 0 18
1974 25 0 25
1975 11 0 11
1976 11 0 11
1977 11 0 11
1978 13 0 13
1979 8 0 8
1980 11 0 11
1981 14 0 14
1982 13 0 13
1983 14 0 14
1984 23 0 23
1985 16 0 16
1986 16 0 16
1987 22 0 22
1988 15 0 15
1989 17 0 17
1990 18 0 18
1991 16 0 16
1992 14 0 14
1993 13 0 13
1994 13 0 13
1995 11 0 11
1996 9 0 9
1997 10 0 10
1998 7 0 7
1999 7 0 7
2000 8 0 8
2001 7 0 7
2002 9 0 9
2003 7 0 7
2004 10 0 10
2005 5 0 5
2006 8 0 8
2007 8 0 8
2008 9 0 9
2010 10 0 10
2011 7 0 7
2012 12 0 12
2013 29 0 29
2014 57 0 57
2015 73 0 73
2016 86 0 86
2017 80 0 80

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Popularity of Fitzgerald as a first name

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Popularity of Fitzgerald as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fitzgerald U.S.
  White 86.32% 64.26%
  African American 8.82% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.67% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.31% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.65% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.22% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fitzgerald

People with the last name Fitzgerald are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Fitzgerald

  • How Popular is the name Fitzgerald? Fitzgerald is the 8,881st most popular name of all time. As a last name Fitzgerald was the 430th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Fitzgerald have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,316 babies born with the first name Fitzgerald in the United States. That's more than enough people named Fitzgerald to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Fitzgerald? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Fitzgerald first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Fitzgerald is Tuesday, April 18th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Fitzgerald born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fitzgerald was in 1964 with a total of 125 babies.
  • Random Fitzgerald Factoid: According to the 1964 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Fitzgerald is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1964.
  • Weird things about the name Fitzgerald: Your name in reverse order is Dlaregztif. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lirdteafzg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fitzgerald? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 75,356 people with the last name Fitzgerald.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fitzgerald? Fitzgerald was ranked as the 430th 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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