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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Fives

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Fives
A kind of play with a ball against a wall, resembling tennis; -- so named because three fives, or fifteen, are counted to the game.
noun Fives
A disease of the glands under the ear in horses; the vives.

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Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A game resembling handball; played on a court with a front wall and two side walls

Notable Persons With the Last Name Fives

Billy was born on May 9th, 1969 in Cherokee, North Carolina.


Darragh Fives is an athlete for the Tourin/Ballinwillin GAA. His most notable accomplishments were from 2009 to 2009. Darragh was born in 1992 in County Waterford.


Greg was born in 1949 in Abbeyside. He breathed his last breath on October 15th, 2008.


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Popularity of Fives as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fives U.S.
  White 95.31% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fives

People with the last name Fives are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Fives

  • How Popular is the name Fives? As a last name Fives was the 87,335th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Fives? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Fives was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Fives: Your name in reverse order is Sevif. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sfvei. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fives? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 213 people with the last name Fives.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fives? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Fives as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m 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).
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