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648
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Gaither

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Alt. Meaning

G is for glow, the warmth of your smile.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

I is for interest, you show in others.

T is for tough, for you are not easily broken

H is for hero, as you appear to many.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

R is for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

Notable Persons Named Gaither

Gaither Carlton was an important human. Gaither was born on February 3rd, 1901. He died on June 24th, 1972.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Gaither

Bill Gaither is a christian music, southern gospel, and contemporary christian music singer-songwriter and record producer. He was most active from 1950 to 1950. Bill was given the name William J. Gaither on March 28th, 1936 in Alexandria, Indiana, U.S.

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Daniele Gaither is an actress and comedienne. She has had major accomplishments since 1993. Daniele was born on September 6th, 1970 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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Gloria Gaither is a christian music songwriter, author, screenwriter, speaker, and lyricist. She has had major accomplishments since 1962. Gloria was given the name Gloria Lee Sickal on March 4th, 1942 in Battle Creek, Michigan, U.S.

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Daniel Gaither was a christian music musician. Daniel was born on November 20th, 1938 in Alexandria, Indiana. He breathed his last breath on April 6th, 2001.

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Jared Gaither is a football player. Jared was born on March 18th, 1986 in White Plains, Maryland.

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Jake Gaither was a college coach. Jake was born on April 11th, 1903 in Dayton, Tennessee. He passed away on February 18th, 1994.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1895 7 0 7
1898 5 0 5
1900 5 0 5
1909 6 0 6
1911 6 6 0
1912 9 0 9
1913 11 0 11
1914 14 0 14
1915 18 0 18
1916 9 0 9
1917 19 0 19
1918 21 0 21
1919 16 0 16
1920 15 0 15
1921 16 0 16
1922 21 0 21
1923 15 0 15
1924 14 0 14
1925 17 0 17
1926 17 0 17
1927 14 0 14
1928 14 0 14
1929 9 0 9
1930 12 0 12
1931 11 0 11
1932 12 0 12
1933 12 0 12
1934 11 0 11
1935 7 0 7
1936 12 0 12
1937 12 0 12
1938 19 0 19
1939 8 0 8
1940 6 0 6
1941 8 0 8
1942 16 0 16
1943 13 0 13
1944 7 0 7
1945 9 0 9
1946 11 0 11
1947 12 0 12
1948 13 0 13
1949 12 0 12
1950 9 0 9
1951 8 0 8
1952 8 0 8
1953 13 0 13
1954 12 0 12
1955 10 0 10
1956 8 0 8
1957 7 0 7
1958 7 0 7
1960 8 0 8
1961 9 0 9
1965 7 0 7
1971 5 0 5
1975 6 0 6
1991 5 0 5
1992 5 0 5

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Popularity of Gaither as a last name

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Common last names for Gaither

  • Jones
  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Jackson
  • Johnson
  • Wilson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gaither U.S.
  White 55.35% 64.26%
  African American 38.57% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.65% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.70% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.34% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gaither

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

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Fun Facts about the name Gaither

  • How Popular is the name Gaither? Gaither is the 13,645th most popular name of all time. As a last name Gaither was the 3,324th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gaither have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 648 babies born with the first name Gaither in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gaither to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gaither? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1895 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Gaither first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gaither is Tuesday, August 6th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Gaither born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gaither was in 1918 with a total of 21 babies.
  • Random Gaither Factoid: According to the 1930 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gaither is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 7 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1930.
  • Weird things about the name Gaither: Your name in reverse order is Rehtiag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Agthire. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gaither? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 10,790 people with the last name Gaither.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gaither? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Gaither as their last name.

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  • 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).
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