First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Goulding

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Alt. Meaning

G is for giggle, a laugh never hurts!

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

U is for upstanding, your inner-self.

L is for little, the little things you do.

D is for discreet, you can keep a secret.

I is for intense, your zest of living.

N is for neighborly, friendly to all acquaintances

G is for glow, the warmth of your smile.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Goulding

Ellie Goulding is a singer and songwriter. Ellie was given the name Elena Jane Goulding on December 30th, 1986 in Hereford, England.


Edmund Goulding was a director and writer. His career lasted from 1925 to 1958. Edmund was born Edmund Goulding on March 20th, 1891 in Feltham, Middlesex, England. He breathed his last breath on December 24th, 1959.


Cathal Goulding was an influential human. Cathal was born on January 2nd, 1923 in Dublin, Ireland. He breathed his last breath on December 26th, 1998.


Chris Goulding is a basketball player for the Brisbane Bullets, Perth Wildcats, Gold Coast Blaze, Melbourne United, Basket Zaragoza 2002, and Auxilium Pallacanestro Torino in the Lega Basket Serie A. He has been prominent since 2006. Chris was born on October 24th, 1988 in Launceston, Tasmania.


Richard Goulding is an influential person.


Ray Goulding was a notable somebody. Ray was born on March 20th, 1922 in Lowell, Massachusetts. He breathed his last breath on March 24th, 1990.


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Popularity of Goulding as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Goulding U.S.
  White 88.09% 64.26%
  African American 4.72% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.67% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.46% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.13% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.93% 16.26%

Of Last Name Goulding

People with the last name Goulding are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Goulding

  • How Popular is the name Goulding? As a last name Goulding was the 12,865th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Goulding first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Goulding is Monday, February 23rd, 1885.
  • How unique is the name Goulding? From 1880 to 2016 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Goulding. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Goulding: Your name in reverse order is Gnidluog. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uindoggl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Goulding? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,393 people with the last name Goulding.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Goulding? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Goulding as their last name since less than 1 person in 123k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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