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since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Fraser

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  • A user from Canada says the name Fraser is of Nigerian origin and means "Men of the great".
  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Fraser means "One story is that the progenitor of the Frasers was a Frenchman named Julius de Berry who in 916, regaled the King of France with dishes of ripe strawberries. In consequence, he received a royal command to change his name to Fraise, and to adopt three stalked strawberries for his family arms." and is of Scottish origin.
  • According to a user from Australia, the name Fraser is of Scottish origin and means "Hard Working, Caring, Grateful, persistent".
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International Interest
  1. A Scottish surname​ thought to be of Norman origin.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A river in British Columbia that flows from the Rocky Mountains into the Strait of Georgia.

Notable Persons Named Fraser

Fraser Forster is a soccer player for the Southampton F.C., Wallsend Boys Club, Newcastle United F.C., Stockport County F.C., Bristol Rovers F.C., Norwich City F.C., Celtic F.C., and England national football team. Fraser was born on March 17th, 1988 in Hexham, England.


Fraser Clarke Heston is a screenwriter.


Fraser Thorneycroft-Smith is a hip hop music, independent music, rock music, pop music, and progressive rock record producer, songwriter, and musician. He plays Guitar, Bass guitar, Drum kit, and Keyboard instrument. His most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to present. Fraser was born on February 8th, 1971 in Buckinghamshire, England.


Sir Fraser Stoddart is a scientist in the field of supramolecular chemistry. Fraser was born on May 24th, 1942 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.


Fraser Aird is a soccer player for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Rangers F.C., Canada men's national soccer team, Scotland national under-17 football team, and Scotland national under-19 football team. Fraser was born on February 2nd, 1995 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Fraser Nelson is a journalist, the spectator, journalist(editor, and the spectator). Fraser was born Fraser Nelson on May 14th, 1973 in Nairn.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Fraser

Brendan Fraser is an actor. He was most active from 1988 to present. Brendan was given the name Brendan James Fraser on December 3rd, 1968 in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.


Laura Fraser is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to present. Laura was born on July 24th, 1976 in Glasgow.


Elizabeth Fraser is a singing. She plays Vocals. Her ongoing career started in 1979. Elizabeth was given the name Elizabeth Davidson Fraser on August 29th, 1963 in Grangemouth, Scotland.


Mat Fraser is a musician and actor. He was most prominent from 1980 to present. Mat was born in England.


He breathed his last breath on July 1st, 1916.


Brooke Fraser is a pop music musician. She plays Vocals, piano, and guitar. She has been prominent since 2002. Brooke was given the name Brooke Gabrielle Fraser on December 15th, 1983 in Wellington, New Zealand.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Fraser as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fraser U.S.
  White 78.47% 64.26%
  African American 15.47% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.89% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.59% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.96% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.62% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fraser

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

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Fun Facts about the name Fraser

  • How Popular is the name Fraser? Fraser is the 17,169th most popular name of all time. As a last name Fraser was the 1,358th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Fraser have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 457 babies born with the first name Fraser in the United States. That's more than enough people named Fraser 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 Fraser? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Fraser first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Fraser is Monday, September 15th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Fraser born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fraser was in 2010 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Random Fraser Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Fraser is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Fraser: Your name in reverse order is Resarf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sefarr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fraser? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 25,961 people with the last name Fraser.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fraser? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Fraser as their last name.

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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