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Notable Persons Named Gaines

Gaines Adams was a football player. His career lasted from 2007 to 2009. Gaines was born on June 8th, 1983 in Greenwood, South Carolina. He left this life on January 17th, 2010.

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Gaines Ruger Donoho was a painter. Gaines was born on December 21st, 1857. He died in 1916.

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His military service ended in 1865. Gaines was born on September 4th, 1840 in Tennessee. He passed away on September 12th, 1906.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Gaines

Donna Summer was a disco, rhythm, and blues musician. Her career lasted from 1968 to 2012. Donna was given the name LaDonna Adrian Gaines on December 31st, 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Donna is also known as Queen of Disco and Donna Gaines. She passed away on May 17th, 2012.

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Steve Gaines was a blues and southern rock musician. He plays Fender Stratocaster and Gibson Les Paul Custom. His most notable accomplishments were from 1964 to 1977. Steve was given the name Steven Earl Gaines on September 14th, 1949 in Seneca, Missouri, United States. Steve is also known as Okie and Crawdaddy. He passed away on October 20th, 1977.

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Cassie Gaines was a southern rock musician. She was most prominent from 1975 to 1977. Cassie was born on January 9th, 1948 in Seneca, Missouri. Cassie is also known as Cassie Gaines. She left this life on October 20th, 1977.

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Chris Gaines is an alternative rock and rock music musician. Their most notable accomplishments were from 1999 to 1999.

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Gertrude was given the name Gertrude Gaines on July 4th, 1898 in Lafayette County, Arkansas, U.S. Gertrude is also known as Gaines and Gertrude. She passed away on April 6th, 2015.

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Boyd Gaines is an actor. He was most active from 1980 to 1980. Boyd was given the name Boyd Payne Gaines on May 11th, 1953 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

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How popular is the baby name Gaines in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 5 0 5
1885 5 0 5
1890 5 0 5
1893 5 0 5
1895 5 0 5
1896 6 0 6
1898 5 0 5
1900 7 0 7
1906 6 0 6
1909 6 0 6
1910 6 0 6
1911 9 0 9
1912 12 0 12
1913 11 0 11
1914 25 0 25
1915 32 0 32
1916 15 0 15
1917 22 0 22
1918 25 0 25
1919 26 0 26
1920 18 0 18
1921 31 0 31
1922 27 0 27
1923 19 0 19
1924 26 0 26
1925 25 0 25
1926 19 0 19
1927 32 0 32
1928 20 0 20
1929 22 0 22
1930 25 0 25
1931 23 0 23
1932 20 0 20
1933 17 0 17
1934 27 0 27
1935 11 0 11
1936 29 0 29
1937 28 0 28
1938 10 0 10
1939 27 0 27
1940 28 0 28
1941 19 0 19
1942 14 0 14
1943 19 0 19
1944 18 0 18
1945 21 0 21
1946 24 0 24
1947 19 0 19
1948 19 0 19
1949 21 0 21
1950 26 0 26
1951 13 0 13
1952 15 0 15
1953 14 0 14
1954 19 0 19
1955 19 0 19
1956 14 0 14
1957 18 0 18
1958 18 0 18
1959 15 0 15
1960 16 0 16
1961 12 0 12
1962 8 0 8
1963 6 0 6
1964 9 0 9
1965 5 0 5
1966 10 0 10
1967 10 0 10
1968 9 0 9
1969 9 0 9
1971 11 0 11
1972 7 0 7
1973 6 0 6
1975 10 0 10
1976 9 0 9
1979 6 0 6
1980 6 0 6
1981 11 0 11
1982 9 0 9
1983 5 0 5
1985 7 0 7
1986 6 0 6
1987 6 0 6
1990 5 0 5
1991 5 0 5
1992 6 0 6
1993 7 0 7
1994 6 0 6
1995 10 0 10
1996 8 0 8
1999 11 0 11
2000 7 0 7
2001 7 0 7
2002 6 0 6
2003 7 0 7
2004 5 0 5
2005 7 0 7
2006 10 0 10
2007 16 0 16
2008 15 0 15
2009 14 0 14
2010 13 0 13
2011 11 0 11
2012 9 0 9
2013 15 0 15
2014 19 0 19
2015 18 0 18
2016 29 0 29
2017 25 0 25

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Popularity of Gaines as a first name

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Popularity of Gaines as a last name

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Common last names for Gaines

  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Robinson
  • Harris
  • Miller
  • Adams

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gaines U.S.
  White 42.93% 64.26%
  African American 50.72% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.33% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.58% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.06% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.37% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gaines

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

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Fun Facts about the name Gaines

  • How Popular is the name Gaines? Gaines is the 7,963rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Gaines was the 788th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gaines have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,551 babies born with the first name Gaines in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gaines to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gaines? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Gaines first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gaines is Thursday, January 2nd, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Gaines born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gaines was in 1915 with a total of 32 babies.
  • Random Gaines Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gaines is not a popular baby boy's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Gaines: Your name in reverse order is Seniag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Seigan. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gaines? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 43,821 people with the last name Gaines.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gaines? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 15 of them will have Gaines as their last name.

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