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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gaynor

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  1. A female given name, a variant of Welsh Gaenor or Guinevere, popular in Britain in the 1960s and 1970s.

Notable Persons Named Gaynor

Bonnie Tyler is a musician. She holds the title Something Going On". Her most notable accomplishments were from 1975 to present. Bonnie was given the name Gaynor Hopkins on June 8th, 1951 in Skewen.


Gaynor Faye is an actress and writer. Gaynor was given the name Gaynor Kay Mellor by her parent Kay Mellor on August 26th, 1971 in Leeds.


Gaynor was born on September 27th, 1961 in Uxbridge.


Gaynor was born on June 19th, 1941 in Scranton, Pennsylvania.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Gaynor

Gloria Gaynor is a disco, rhythm, and blues singing, songwriter, and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1965 to present. Gloria was born on September 7th, 1949 in Newark, New Jersey, U.S.


Mitzi Gaynor is an actress, dancer, and entertainer. Her ongoing career started in 1949. Mitzi was given the name Francesca Marlene de Czanyi von Gerber on September 4th, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.


Janet Gaynor was an actress. She was most prominent from 1924 to 1981. Janet was given the name Laura Augusta Gainor on October 6th, 1906 in , U.S. She breathed her last breath on September 14th, 1984.


Allday is a hip hop music rapping. He plays Human voice. He was most prominent from 2011 to present. Allday was given the name Tom Gaynor on February 21st, 1991. Allday is also known as MC Disturbance, Alldeezy, and Alldaychubbyboy.


Mel Gaynor is a new wave music, rock music, pop music, and heavy metal music musician. He has been prominent since 1982. Mel was given the name Mel George Gaynor on May 29th, 1960.


Adam was born on November 26th, 1963.


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Popularity of Gaynor as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gaynor U.S.
  White 75.77% 64.26%
  African American 18.50% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.78% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.22% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.65% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gaynor

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

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Fun Facts about the name Gaynor

  • How Popular is the name Gaynor? Gaynor is the 26,881st most popular name of all time. As a last name Gaynor was the 5,505th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gaynor have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 200 babies born with the first name Gaynor in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gaynor 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 Gaynor? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Gaynor first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gaynor is Monday, August 30th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Gaynor born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gaynor was in 1933 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Gaynor: Your name in reverse order is Ronyag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Goryna. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gaynor? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,318 people with the last name Gaynor.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gaynor? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Gaynor as their last name.

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