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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Fuller mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Fuller

"Fuller" is a name 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.).

    Notable Persons Named Fuller

    Fuller Albright was an endocrinology and endocrinologist. Fuller was born on January 12th, 1900 in Buffalo, New York. He died on December 8th, 1969.


    Fuller Warren was a Governor of Florida. His career lasted from 1949 to 1953. Fuller was born on October 3rd, 1905 in Blountstown, Florida. He died on September 23rd, 1973.


    Fuller Earle Callaway was a businessman. Fuller was born in 1870 in LaGrange, Troup County, Georgia, U.S. He breathed his last breath on February 12th, 1928.


    Fuller was born in 1938.


    Fuller was born in 1972.


    Fuller Pilch was a cricketer. Fuller was born on March 17th, 1803 in Horningtoft, Norfolk, England. He left this life on May 1st, 1870.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Fuller

    Bryan Fuller is a drama, science fiction, comedy, fantasy, and macabre screenwriter and television producer. He was most prominent from 1997 to present. Bryan was born on July 27th, 1969.


    Buckminster Fuller was a designer, author, and inventor. Buckminster was given the name Richard Buckminster Fuller on July 12th, 1895 in United States. He died on July 1st, 1983.


    Robert Fuller is an actor and horse rancher. Robert was given the name Leonard Leroy "Buddy" Lee on July 29th, 1933 in Troy, New York, U.S.


    Amanda Fuller is an actor and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1993. Amanda was born on August 27th, 1984 in Sacramento, California, U.S.


    Simon Fuller is a talent manager, television producer, creator of the idol franchise, and idols (tv series). He has been prominent since 1981. Simon was born on May 17th, 1960 in Cyprus.


    Sarah Margaret Fuller was a writer. Sarah was born on May 23rd, 1810 in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, U.S. She passed away on July 19th, 1850.


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    Popularity of Fuller as a last name

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    Common last names for Fuller

    • Williams
    • Locklear

    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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    Fun Facts about the name Fuller

    • How Popular is the name Fuller? Fuller is the 18,378th most popular name of all time. As a last name Fuller was the 281st most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Fuller have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 396 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 Lrfuel. 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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    • 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.
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