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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Fowler

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Fowl"er
A sportsman who pursues wild fowl, or takes or kills for food.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Someone who hunts wild birds for food
  2. English lexicographer who wrote a well-known book on English usage (1858-1933)

fowl +‎ -er

  1. A hunter of wildfowl.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Fowler

Kevin Spacey is an actor, director, producer, and comedian. His most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to present. Kevin was given the name Kevin Spacey Fowler on July 26th, 1959 in , U.S.


Rickie was born on December 13th, 1988. Rickie is also known as Fowler and Rick Yutaka.


Robbie Fowler is a soccer player for the Liverpool F.C., Leeds United F.C., Manchester City F.C., Cardiff City F.C., Blackburn Rovers F.C., Northern Fury FC, Perth Glory FC, Muangthong United F.C., England national under-21 football team, England national football B team, and England national fo. Robbie was born on April 9th, 1975 in Toxteth, Liverpool, England.


Michelle Fowler is a soap character.


Patti Page was a traditional pop music and country music musician. She holds the title Old Cape Cod". Her career lasted from 1946 to 2012. Patti was given the name Clara Ann Fowler on November 8th, 1927 in Claremore, Oklahoma, United States. She left this life on January 1st, 2013.


Martin Fowler is a software engineer, author, and public speaker. Martin was born in 1963 in Walsall.


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Popularity of Fowler as a last name

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Common last names for Fowler

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fowler U.S.
  White 81.41% 64.26%
  African American 12.89% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.96% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.10% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.16% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fowler

People with the last name Fowler are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Fowler

  • How Popular is the name Fowler? Fowler is the 27,413th most popular name of all time. As a last name Fowler was the 299th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Fowler have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 192 babies born with the first name Fowler in the United States. That's more than enough people named Fowler 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 Fowler? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Fowler first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Fowler is Tuesday, July 2nd, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Fowler born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fowler was in 1922 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Random Fowler Factoid: According to the 1928 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Fowler is not a popular baby boy's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1928.
  • Weird things about the name Fowler: Your name in reverse order is Relwof. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Elorfw. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fowler? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 104,515 people with the last name Fowler.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fowler? Fowler was ranked as the 299th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • Sources:
  • 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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.