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Gentry

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1884 5 0 5
1908 8 0 8
1909 5 0 5
1911 6 0 6
1912 12 0 12
1913 10 0 10
1914 12 0 12
1915 17 0 17
1916 13 0 13
1917 16 0 16
1918 26 0 26
1919 16 0 16
1920 15 0 15
1921 23 0 23
1922 16 0 16
1923 21 0 21
1924 14 0 14
1925 11 0 11
1926 25 0 25
1927 18 0 18
1928 19 0 19
1929 19 0 19
1930 19 0 19
1931 18 0 18
1932 12 0 12
1933 10 0 10
1934 18 5 13
1935 15 0 15
1936 15 0 15
1937 11 0 11
1938 17 0 17
1939 12 0 12
1940 16 0 16
1941 15 0 15
1942 14 0 14
1943 16 0 16
1944 13 0 13
1945 16 5 11
1946 15 0 15
1947 18 0 18
1948 9 0 9
1949 15 0 15
1950 8 0 8
1951 25 0 25
1952 14 0 14
1953 14 0 14
1954 23 0 23
1955 12 0 12
1956 18 0 18
1957 24 0 24
1958 19 0 19
1959 18 0 18
1960 27 0 27
1961 32 0 32
1962 16 0 16
1963 25 0 25
1964 24 0 24
1965 14 0 14
1966 19 0 19
1967 24 0 24
1968 27 0 27
1969 30 6 24
1970 53 12 41
1971 43 7 36
1972 32 8 24
1973 35 8 27
1974 33 5 28
1975 34 7 27
1976 33 13 20
1977 37 11 26
1978 51 20 31
1979 53 13 40
1980 61 26 35
1981 51 23 28
1982 46 24 22
1983 43 17 26
1984 53 29 24
1985 52 24 28
1986 60 23 37
1987 73 25 48
1988 54 23 31
1989 64 24 40
1990 64 20 44
1991 69 23 46
1992 71 29 42
1993 67 27 40
1994 76 33 43
1995 61 28 33
1996 58 24 34
1997 61 30 31
1998 58 34 24
1999 78 35 43
2000 60 25 35
2001 90 29 61
2002 75 31 44
2003 92 39 53
2004 75 28 47
2005 92 38 54
2006 77 38 39
2007 119 65 54
2008 127 65 62
2009 108 52 56
2010 135 73 62
2011 125 67 58
2012 216 127 89
2013 195 104 91
2014 218 103 115
2015 209 112 97

Fun Facts about the name Gentry

  • How many people with the first name Gentry have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,671 babies born with the first name Gentry in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gentry to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gentry? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Gentry first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gentry is Tuesday, May 31st, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Gentry born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gentry was in 2012 with a total of 127 babies.
  • Random Gentry Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gentry is not a popular baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Gentry: Your name in reverse order is Yrtneg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ytengr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gentry? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 43,027 people with the last name Gentry.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gentry? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 15 of them will have Gentry as their last name.
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gentry U.S.
  White 82.09% 64.26%
  African American 12.15% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.42% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.73% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.09% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gentry

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Gentry" mean? The list below shows the origins of Gentry as well as things modernly associated with the name Gentry such as celebrities named Gentry.

English

Origin and Meaning of Gentry

The name "Gentry" is of English origin, and it means "Nobility of birth". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Gen"try
Senses
  1. Birth; condition; rank by birth.(Obs)"Pride of gentrie." [Chaucer.]"She conquers him by high almighty Jove, By knighthood, gentry, and sweet friendship's oath." [Shak.]
  2. People of education and good breeding; in England, in a restricted sense, those between the nobility and the yeomanry.
  3. Courtesy; civility; complaisance.(Obs)"To show us so much gentry and good will." [Shak.]

Etymology: OE. genterie gentrie, noble birth, nobility, cf. gentrise, and OF. gentelise genterise, E. gentilesse, also OE. genteleri high-mindedness. See Gent (a.) Gentle (a.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The most powerful members of a society
  1. A surname​.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Gentry

Jan Gentry

Jan Gentry is a television survivor. Jan was born in 1948.

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What does the name Gentry mean?

Gis for golden, memories you share.

Eis for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

Nis for noteworthy, just like your achievements

Tis for try, as hard as you can

Ris for reassuring, eliminating doubts!

Yis for yearn, your innermost desires.

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