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Meaning and Origin

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  1. 20th President of the United States; assassinated by a frustrated office-seeker (1831-1881)
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Also Garfeld, from Old English gār (“spear”) + feld (“field”).

  1. An English surname, thought to be habitational.
  2. James Garfield, the 20th President of the United States.

Notable Persons Named Garfield

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Sir Garfield Sobers is a cricketer. Garfield was born on July 28th, 1936 in Bridgetown.

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Konshens is a dancehall and soca music deejay (jamaican), singing, record producer, and businessperson. He was most prominent from 2005 to 2015. Konshens was given the name Garfield Spence in 1985. Konshens is also known as Spence and Garfield.

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He was most active from 1956 to 2007. Garfield was given the name Thomas Timothy Garfield Morgan on April 19th, 1931 in Birmingham. He left this life on December 5th, 2009.

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Sir Garfield Barwick was a Chief Justice of Australia. He was most prominent from 1964 to 1981. Garfield was born on June 22nd, 1903 in Sydney, New South Wales. He breathed his last breath on July 13th, 1997.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Garfield

Andrew Garfield is an actor and producer. He has been prominent since 2004. Andrew was given the name Andrew Russell Garfield on August 20th, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, US.

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James A. Garfield was a Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, Chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services, Chairman of the House Committee on Military Affairs, 20th President of the United States, Chairman of theHouse Committee on Appropriations, Chairm. His military service ended in 1863. James was given the name James Abram Garfield on November 19th, 1831 in Moreland Hills, Ohio, U.S. He breathed his last breath on September 19th, 1881.

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Henry Rollins is a hardcore punk, alternative metal, spoken word, and comedy musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to present. Henry was given the name Henry Lawrence Garfield on February 13th, 1961 in Washington, D.C., United States.

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Garfield is a fictional character.

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John Garfield was an actor. He was most active from 1932 to 1951. John was given the name Jacob Julius Garfinkle on March 4th, 1913 in New York City, New York, U.S. He passed away on May 21st, 1952.

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Richard was born on June 26th, 1963 in Philadelphia, PA.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 122 0 122
1881 147 0 147 #89 boy name
1882 69 0 69
1883 49 0 49
1884 30 0 30
1885 34 0 34
1886 38 0 38
1887 26 0 26
1888 31 0 31
1889 29 0 29
1890 28 0 28
1891 23 0 23
1892 26 0 26
1893 12 0 12
1894 20 0 20
1895 15 0 15
1896 20 0 20
1897 18 0 18
1898 22 0 22
1899 19 0 19
1900 32 0 32
1901 24 0 24
1902 26 0 26
1903 19 0 19
1904 31 0 31
1905 23 0 23
1906 31 0 31
1907 37 0 37
1908 29 0 29
1909 35 0 35
1910 43 0 43
1911 38 0 38
1912 57 0 57
1913 70 0 70
1914 81 0 81
1915 101 0 101
1916 98 0 98
1917 101 0 101
1918 119 0 119
1919 111 0 111
1920 104 0 104
1921 102 0 102
1922 104 0 104
1923 99 0 99
1924 94 0 94
1925 95 0 95
1926 86 0 86
1927 97 0 97
1928 74 0 74
1929 77 0 77
1930 72 0 72
1931 70 0 70
1932 69 0 69
1933 54 0 54
1934 60 0 60
1935 54 0 54
1936 48 0 48
1937 54 0 54
1938 63 0 63
1939 67 0 67
1940 79 0 79
1941 70 0 70
1942 62 0 62
1943 42 0 42
1944 66 0 66
1945 59 0 59
1946 61 0 61
1947 48 0 48
1948 62 0 62
1949 67 0 67
1950 70 0 70
1951 43 0 43
1952 69 0 69
1953 69 0 69
1954 50 0 50
1955 43 0 43
1956 49 0 49
1957 46 0 46
1958 39 0 39
1959 31 0 31
1960 30 0 30
1961 47 0 47
1962 26 0 26
1963 47 0 47
1964 34 0 34
1965 29 0 29
1966 25 0 25
1967 33 0 33
1968 27 0 27
1969 35 0 35
1970 28 0 28
1971 21 0 21
1972 26 0 26
1973 17 0 17
1974 28 0 28
1975 23 0 23
1976 16 0 16
1977 20 0 20
1978 24 0 24
1979 15 0 15
1980 17 0 17
1981 23 0 23
1982 14 0 14
1983 18 0 18
1984 19 0 19
1985 9 0 9
1986 9 0 9
1987 20 0 20
1988 12 0 12
1989 18 0 18
1990 26 0 26
1991 17 0 17
1992 20 0 20
1993 10 0 10
1994 26 0 26
1995 12 0 12
1996 11 0 11
1997 14 0 14
1998 13 0 13
1999 14 0 14
2000 12 0 12
2001 11 0 11
2002 11 0 11
2003 13 0 13
2004 11 0 11
2005 11 0 11
2006 5 0 5
2007 7 0 7
2008 10 0 10
2009 11 0 11
2010 5 0 5
2013 8 0 8
2015 8 0 8

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Popularity of Garfield as a first name

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Popularity of Garfield as a last name

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Common last names for Garfield

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Garfield U.S.
  White 74.84% 64.26%
  African American 13.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.01% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 5.08% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.93% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.55% 16.26%

Of Last Name Garfield

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

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Fun Facts about the name Garfield

  • How Popular is the name Garfield? Garfield is the 3,532nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Garfield was the 7,492nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Garfield have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,548 babies born with the first name Garfield in the United States. That's more than enough people named Garfield to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Garfield? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 122 new born babies.
  • When was Garfield first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Garfield is Thursday, November 24th, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Garfield born? The highest recorded use of the first name Garfield was in 1881 with a total of 147 babies.
  • Random Garfield Factoid: According to the 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Garfield is not a popular baby boy's name in Maryland. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1950.
  • Weird things about the name Garfield: Your name in reverse order is Dleifrag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ldfiraeg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Garfield? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,447 people with the last name Garfield.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Garfield? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Garfield 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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