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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Fontaine

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Alt. Meaning

F is for fickle, you can change your mind!

O is for organized, you always know where things are

N is for normal, step outside of the box!

T is for tough, for you are not easily broken

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

N is for noteworthy, just like your achievements

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

Notable Persons Named Fontaine

Fontaine was born on June 4th, 1884. He breathed his last breath on August 9th, 1964.


Fontaine La Rue was an actress. Fontaine was given the name Matilda Fernandez on December 2nd, 1897 in Los Angeles, California. She left this life on November 20th, 1976.


Fontaine was born on May 9th, 1952 in Santiago.


Fontaine was born on July 4th, 1745. He breathed his last breath on April 30th, 1820.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Fontaine

Joan Fontaine was an actress. She was most active from 1935 to 1994. Joan was given the name Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland on October 22nd, 1917 in Tokyo. Joan is also known as Joan Burfield and Joan St. John. She died on December 15th, 2013.


Lillian Fontaine was an actress. They were most prominent from 20 to 20. Lillian was given the name Lillian Augusta Ruse on June 11th, 1886 in Reading, Berkshire. They passed away on February 20th, 1975.


Jean de La Fontaine was a fable and poet. Jean was born on July 8th, 1621 in Château-Thierry. He died on April 13th, 1695.


Just Fontaine is a soccer player for the OGC Nice, Stade de Reims, and France national football team. Just was born on August 18th, 1933 in Marrakesh.


Justin Fontaine is a hockey player for the Minnesota Wild in the National Hockey League. His most notable accomplishments were from 2011 to present. Justin was born on November 6th, 1987 in Bonnyville.


Marie was given the name Marie Catherine Fontaine on April 28th, 1761 in Crouttes. She left this life on November 9th, 1844.


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Popularity of Fontaine as a last name

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Common last names for Fontaine

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fontaine U.S.
  White 83.54% 64.26%
  African American 9.66% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.63% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.38% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.04% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fontaine

People with the last name Fontaine are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Fontaine

  • How Popular is the name Fontaine? Fontaine is the 20,771st most popular name of all time. As a last name Fontaine was the 3,012th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Fontaine have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 330 babies born with the first name Fontaine in the United States. That's more than enough people named Fontaine to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Fontaine? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1922 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Fontaine first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Fontaine is Thursday, April 6th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Fontaine born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fontaine was in 1978 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Random Fontaine Factoid: According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Fontaine is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1975.
  • Weird things about the name Fontaine: Your name in reverse order is Eniatnof. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tnenioaf. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fontaine? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,901 people with the last name Fontaine.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fontaine? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Fontaine as their last name.

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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).
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