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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Frisby

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Alt. Meaning

F is for fickle, you can change your mind!

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

I is for intriguing, arousing the curiosity of others

S is for sensible, the practical side.

B is for brilliance, your vivacity for life.

Y is for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

Notable Persons With the Last Name Frisby

Nick was born on October 29th, 1992 in Brisbane.


Clare was born on December 27th, 1966.


Edgar Frisby is a scientist in the field of astronomy. Edgar was born on May 22nd, 1837 in Great Easton, Leicestershire.


Cyril Hubert Frisby is a military person.


Jacqui Frisby is an athlete for the Ballyhale Shamrocks GAA. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to present. Jacqui was born in 1985 in Kilkenny.


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Popularity of Frisby as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Frisby U.S.
  White 69.07% 64.26%
  African American 20.33% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.76% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.33% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.90% 16.26%

Of Last Name Frisby

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

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Fun Facts about the name Frisby

  • How Popular is the name Frisby? As a last name Frisby was the 8,350th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Frisby first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Frisby is Saturday, April 7th, 1883.
  • How unique is the name Frisby? From 1880 to 2016 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Frisby. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Frisby: Your name in reverse order is Ybsirf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ybsfri. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Frisby? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,964 people with the last name Frisby.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Frisby? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Frisby as their last name.

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