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Germaine

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1895 6 6 0
1896 7 7 0
1897 7 7 0
1898 7 7 0
1900 13 13 0
1901 9 9 0
1902 12 12 0
1903 18 18 0
1904 27 27 0
1905 20 20 0
1906 30 30 0
1907 22 22 0
1908 48 48 0
1909 31 31 0
1910 45 45 0
1911 53 53 0
1912 85 85 0
1913 106 106 0
1914 121 121 0
1915 137 137 0
1916 138 138 0
1917 120 120 0
1918 106 106 0
1919 117 117 0
1920 145 145 0
1921 155 155 0
1922 171 171 0
1923 151 151 0
1924 164 164 0
1925 164 164 0
1926 138 138 0
1927 172 172 0
1928 202 202 0
1929 182 182 0
1930 147 147 0
1931 139 139 0
1932 152 152 0
1933 161 161 0
1934 149 149 0
1935 141 141 0
1936 106 106 0
1937 124 124 0
1938 119 119 0
1939 116 116 0
1940 84 84 0
1941 83 83 0
1942 83 83 0
1943 96 96 0
1944 79 79 0
1945 73 73 0
1946 68 68 0
1947 93 93 0
1948 79 79 0
1949 71 71 0
1950 75 75 0
1951 76 76 0
1952 69 69 0
1953 77 77 0
1954 88 88 0
1955 74 74 0
1956 80 80 0
1957 109 109 0
1958 117 117 0
1959 117 117 0
1960 116 116 0
1961 127 127 0
1962 107 107 0
1963 125 125 0
1964 99 99 0
1965 79 79 0
1966 68 68 0
1967 83 76 7
1968 57 57 0
1969 85 85 0
1970 100 71 29
1971 190 95 95
1972 250 93 157
1973 210 64 146
1974 163 50 113
1975 143 46 97
1976 129 38 91
1977 127 35 92
1978 105 29 76
1979 115 39 76
1980 124 31 93
1981 118 40 78
1982 106 29 77
1983 84 29 55
1984 91 23 68
1985 70 21 49
1986 46 10 36
1987 62 13 49
1988 49 21 28
1989 46 14 32
1990 66 22 44
1991 51 19 32
1992 42 12 30
1993 66 13 53
1994 46 9 37
1995 47 12 35
1996 38 9 29
1997 47 13 34
1998 46 11 35
1999 39 9 30
2000 38 9 29
2001 35 12 23
2002 43 6 37
2003 30 6 24
2004 36 5 31
2005 25 0 25
2006 26 5 21
2007 26 0 26
2008 23 0 23
2009 26 0 26
2010 29 0 29
2011 30 7 23
2012 31 6 25
2013 11 0 11
2014 14 0 14
2015 14 0 14

Fun Facts about the name Germaine

  • How many people with the first name Germaine have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,173 babies born with the first name Germaine in the United States. That's more than enough people named Germaine to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Germaine? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1895 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Germaine first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Germaine is Tuesday, October 2nd, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Germaine born? The highest recorded use of the first name Germaine was in 1928 with a total of 202 babies.
  • Random Germaine Factoid: According to the 1917 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Germaine ranks 80th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 21 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1917.
  • Weird things about the name Germaine: Your name in reverse order is Eniamreg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ergmeain. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Germaine? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,324 people with the last name Germaine.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Germaine? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Germaine as their last name since less than 1 person in 222k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Popularity of Germaine as a first name

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Popularity of Germaine as a last name

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Common last names for Germaine

  • Smith
  • Cote
  • Miller
  • Martin
  • Pelletier
  • Caron
  • Williams
  • Landry
  • Gagnon
  • Beaulieu

Common first names for Germaine

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Germaine U.S.
  White 82.55% 64.26%
  African American 13.07% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.60% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.44% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.74% 16.26%

Of Last Name Germaine

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

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Origin and Meaning of Germaine

The name "Germaine" is of French origin, and it means "Brother". It's a name commonly given to girls.

  1. A surname​, a variant of Germain.
  2. A male given name, in modern use transferred back from the surname.
  3. A female given name transferred from the surname or borrowed from modern French.

Germaine was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons With the Name Germaine

Germaine de Randamie

Germaine de Randamie is an influential individual. Germaine was born on April 24th, 1984 in Utrecht, Netherlands.

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Germaine Greer

Germaine Greer is a famous person. She was most prominent from 1970 to present. Germaine was born on January 29th, 1939 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Germaine is also known as pen names: Rose Blight (for Private Eye); Dr. G (forOz).

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Capucine

Capucine was a model and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1948 to 1948. Capucine was given the name Germaine Hélène Irène Lefebvre on January 6th, 1928 in Saint-Raphaël, Var. She passed away on March 17th, 1990.

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Canibus

Canibus is a hip hop music rapping and actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1992. Canibus was given the name Germaine Williams on December 9th, 1974 in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Germaine Lindsay

Germaine Lindsay was an important human. Germaine was given the name Germaine Maurice Lindsay on September 23rd, 1985 in Jamaica. Germaine is also known as Abdullah Shaheed Jamal. He breathed his last breath on July 7th, 2005.

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Germaine of Foix

Germaine of Foix was royalty. She was most prominent from 1505 to 1516. Germaine was born as the child of John of Foix, Viscount of Narbonne, Marie of Orléans, and Viscountess of Narbonne in Foix, France. She passed away on October 18th, 1538.

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  • Germaine Richier
    (famous person)
  • Germaine Guevremont
    (famed human)
  • Germaine Damar
    (famous human)
  • Germaine Golding
    (important person)
  • Germaine Metternich
    (leading individual)
  • Germaine van Dievoet
    (swimmer)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Germaine

Joe Germaine

Joe Germaine is a football player. Joe was born on November 16th, 1975 in Denver.

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Louise Germaine

Louise Germaine is an actor, model (people), actress, and model. Louise was given the name Tina Louise Germaine in 1971 in Margate, Kent, England.

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Mary Germaine

Mary Germaine is an actor and film actress. Her career lasted from 1951 to 1955. Mary was born on March 28th, 1933 in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England, UK.

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Ted St. Germaine

Ted St. Germaine was a football player. His career lasted from 1922 to 1922. Ted was born on February 2nd, 1885 in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin. He passed away on October 4th, 1947.

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Max Germaine

Max Germaine was a famed human. Max was born in 1914 in Melbourne. He left this life on July 12th, 2006.

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Gary Germaine

Gary Germaine is a soccer player for the West Bromwich Albion F.C., Telford United F.C., Scunthorpe United F.C., Shrewsbury Town F.C., and Scotland national under-21 football team. Gary was born on August 2nd, 1976 in Birmingham, England.

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What does the name Germaine mean?

Gis for gracious, it shows everyday.

Eis for eternal, your spirit will live.

Ris for rapport, friends seek you.

Mis for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

Ais for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

Iis for ideas, that you bring to life.

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

Eis for explorer, always ready for the next journey

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