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Origin and Meaning of Flavin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Fla"vin
A yellow, vegetable dyestuff, resembling quercitron.

Etymology: L. flavus yellow

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A ketone that forms the nucleus of certain natural yellow pigments like riboflavin
  1. A surname​ of southern Irish descent, from the Gaelic Ó Flaithimhín.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Flavin

Jennifer Flavin is an entrepreneurship, businessperson, entrepreneur, and business owner. Jennifer was born on August 14th, 1968 in Los Angeles.


Dan Flavin was an artist in the fields of installation art and sculpture. Dan was born on April 1st, 1933 in Jamaica, Queens. He passed away on November 29th, 1996.


James Flavin was an actor. His career lasted from 1932 to 1932. James was given the name James William Flavin, Jr. on May 14th, 1906 in Portland, Maine. He left this life on April 23rd, 1976.


Martin Flavin is a screenwriter.


Mick Flavin is a country music singing. He was most prominent from 1976 to present. Mick was born on March 8th, 1955 in Ballinamuck.


His most notable accomplishments were from 1967 to 1992. Glennon was born on March 2nd, 1916 in St. Louis. He breathed his last breath on August 27th, 1995.


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Popularity of Flavin as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Flavin U.S.
  White 95.30% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.82% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.68% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.81% 16.26%

Of Last Name Flavin

People with the last name Flavin are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Flavin

  • How Popular is the name Flavin? As a last name Flavin was the 14,468th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Flavin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Flavin is Friday, October 3rd, 1884.
  • How unique is the name Flavin? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Flavin. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Flavin: Your name in reverse order is Nivalf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Falniv. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Flavin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,064 people with the last name Flavin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Flavin? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Flavin as their last name since less than 1 person in 143k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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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