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Fun Facts about the name Fuller

  • How many people with the first name Fuller have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 388 babies born with the first name Fuller in the United States. That's more than enough people named Fuller 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 Fuller? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Fuller first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Fuller is Saturday, January 14th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Fuller born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fuller was in 1924 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Fuller: Your name in reverse order is Relluf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eulfrl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fuller? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 110,116 people with the last name Fuller.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fuller? Fuller was ranked as the 281st most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
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Popularity of Fuller as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fuller U.S.
  White 73.22% 64.26%
  African American 21.06% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.63% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.16% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fuller

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Fuller" mean? The list below shows the origins of Fuller as well as things modernly associated with the name Fuller such as celebrities named Fuller.


Origin and Meaning of Fuller

The name "Fuller" is of English origin, and it means "Cloth bleacher". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Full"er
One whose occupation is to full cloth.

Etymology: AS. fullere, fr. L. fullo. See Full (v. t.)

noun Full"er
A die; a half-round set hammer, used for forming grooves and spreading iron; -- called also a creaser.

Etymology: From Full (a.)

verb Full"er
To form a groove or channel in, by a fuller or set hammer; as, to fuller a bayonet.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A workman who fulls (cleans and thickens) freshly woven cloth for a living
  2. United States architect who invented the geodesic dome (1895-1983)
  3. United States jurist and chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1833-1910)

From full.

From Latin fullo +‎ -er.

  1. A person who fulls cloth.

Unknown origin.

  1. A convex, rounded or grooved tool, used by blacksmiths for shaping metal.
  2. A groove made by such a tool (in the blade of a sword etc.).

    Other Inspirations for the Name Fuller

    Fuller Brush
    Fuller Lake Pa
    Fuller Theological Seminary
    Fuller Brush Man
    Fuller Definition
    Fuller Fillies
    Fuller House

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Fuller

    Drew Fuller

    Drew Fuller is an actor, model, and writer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1999 to present. Drew was born in 1980 as Andrew Alan Fuller in Atherton, California.


    Kurt Fuller

    Kurt Fuller is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1984 to present. Kurt was born in 1953 in San Francisco, California, U.S.


    Samuel Fuller

    Samuel Fuller is a director and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1936 to 1994. Samuel was born in 1912 as Samuel Michael Fuller in Worcester, Massachusetts.


    Victoria Fuller

    Victoria Fuller is a playboy playmate. Victoria was born in 1970 as Victoria Alynette Fuller in Santa Barbara, California.


    Peggy Cummins

    Peggy Cummins is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1 to present. Peggy was born in 1925 as Augusta Margaret Diane Fuller in Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales.


    Gillian Bonner

    Gillian Bonner is a playboy playmate. Gillian was born in 1966 as Victoria Alynette Fuller in Santa Barbara, California.


    Liz Fuller

    Liz Fuller is an actress and model. Liz was born in 1975 as Elizabeth Fuller in Swansea, Wales.


    Kona Carmack

    Kona Carmack is a playboy playmate. Kona was born in 1976 as Victoria Alynette Fuller in Santa Barbara, California.


    What does the name Fuller mean?

    Fis for forgiving, of others and your own mistakes

    Uis for upstanding, the honorable way to be

    Lis for love, your love of life!

    Lis for life, that you live so well.

    Eis for elate, you make others happy.

    Ris for rich, in the love from others

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