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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gant

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Alt. Meaning

G is for gracious, it shows everyday.

A is for activities, for you have many.

N is for number one, make sure to take care of yourself above all others

T is for tender, loving nature.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Gant

Robert Gant is an actor and producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1994 to present. Robert was given the name Robert John Gonzalez on July 13th, 1968 in Tampa, Florida, U.S. Robert is also known as Robert J. Gant.


Richard Gant is an actor and director. His ongoing career started in 1980. Richard was given the name Richard E. Gant on March 10th, 1944 in San Francisco.


Harry Gant is a nascar driver.


Ron Gant is a baseball player. Ron was born on March 2nd, 1965 in Victoria, Texas.


Lamar Gant is a powerlifting and powerlifter. Lamar was born in 1957 in Fort Collins, Colorado.


He breathed his last breath in 1095.


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Popularity of Gant as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gant U.S.
  White 45.20% 64.26%
  African American 48.34% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.45% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.31% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gant

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

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Fun Facts about the name Gant

  • How Popular is the name Gant? Gant is the 59,385th most popular name of all time. As a last name Gant was the 2,550th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gant have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 23 babies born with the first name Gant in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gant? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Gant first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gant is Wednesday, June 13th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Gant born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gant was in 1999 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Gant: Your name in reverse order is Tnag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Atgn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gant? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 14,167 people with the last name Gant.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gant? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Gant 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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