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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Follett

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Alt. Meaning

F is for fickle, you can change your mind!

O is for optimistic, look at the bright side!

L is for look, the way you look at life.

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

E is for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

T is for touching, the way you show you are.

T is for tough, for you are not easily broken

Notable Persons Named Follett


Notable Persons With the Last Name Follett

Ken Follett is a thriller (genre), spy fiction, and historical fiction writer. He has had major accomplishments since 1974. Ken was given the name Kenneth Martin Follett on June 5th, 1949 in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.


Mary Parker Follett was a non-fiction social worker turned management theorist and consultant, political theorist, philosopher, writer, and social work. Mary was born on September 3rd, 1868 in Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S. She left this life on December 18th, 1933.


Barbara Newhall Follett was a novelist. Barbara was born as the child of Wilson Follett on March 14th, 1914 in Hanover, New Hampshire, U.S. Barbara is also known as Barbara Rogers, Rogers, and Barbara. She left this life on December 7th, 1939.


Barbara Follett is a Parliamentary Undersecretary of State at the Department for Communities, Local Government, Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Equality, Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Department for Work, Pensions, Minister for the East of England, Regio. She was most prominent from 2009 to 2010. Barbara was given the name Daphne Barbara Hubbard on December 25th, 1942 in Kingston, Jamaica.


James Follett is a writer. James was born in Tolworth, England.


Rosemary Follett is a Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory. Rosemary was born on March 27th, 1948.


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Popularity of Follett as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Follett U.S.
  White 94.10% 64.26%
  African American 0.85% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.12% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.54% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.36% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.03% 16.26%

Of Last Name Follett

People with the last name Follett are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Follett

  • How Popular is the name Follett? As a last name Follett was the 10,805th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Follett first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Follett is Thursday, April 20th, 1882.
  • How unique is the name Follett? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Follett. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Follett: Your name in reverse order is Ttellof. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ftlleot. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Follett? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,950 people with the last name Follett.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Follett? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Follett as their last name.

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