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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gotham

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International Interest

When originally used in England, the meaning of the place name Gotham was literally "homestead where goats are kept", from Old English gāt 'goat' and hām 'home'.

  1. Nickname for New York City; Washington Irving gave the name Gotham to New York City in his Salmagundi Papers [2] (1807).
  2. A village in Nottinghamshire, England, associated in folklore with insanity.

Notable Persons Named Gotham

Gotham was born on February 23rd, 1975.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Gotham

Rich was born on August 31st, 1964 in Massachusetts. Rich is also known as Gotham and Richard Ernest.


Nicholas was born on September 27th, 1959 in Eastleigh. He left this life on July 25th, 2013.


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International Interest for Gotham

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Gotham as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gotham U.S.
  White 94.54% 64.26%
  African American 0.85% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gotham

People with the last name Gotham are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Gotham

  • How Popular is the name Gotham? Gotham is the 32,545th most popular name of all time. As a last name Gotham was the 28,856th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gotham have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 133 babies born with the first name Gotham in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gotham 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 Gotham? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2015 when it was given as a first name to 46 new born babies.
  • When was Gotham first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gotham is Monday, December 23rd, 1907.
  • What year had the most people named Gotham born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gotham was in 2016 with a total of 50 babies.
  • Random Gotham Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gotham is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Gotham: Your name in reverse order is Mahtog. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Maghto. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gotham? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 824 people with the last name Gotham.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gotham? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Gotham as their last name since less than 1 person in 357k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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