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Green

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 39 0 39
1881 33 0 33
1882 27 0 27
1883 33 0 33
1884 31 0 31
1885 32 0 32
1886 45 0 45
1887 31 0 31
1888 32 0 32
1889 21 0 21
1890 33 0 33
1891 18 0 18
1892 28 0 28
1893 23 0 23
1894 22 0 22
1895 17 0 17
1896 25 0 25
1897 12 0 12
1898 28 0 28
1899 19 0 19
1900 28 0 28
1901 11 0 11
1902 22 0 22
1903 17 0 17
1904 13 0 13
1905 15 0 15
1906 17 0 17
1907 10 0 10
1908 10 0 10
1909 15 0 15
1910 20 0 20
1911 15 0 15
1912 22 0 22
1913 32 0 32
1914 46 0 46
1915 37 0 37
1916 47 0 47
1917 42 0 42
1918 43 0 43
1919 42 0 42
1920 44 0 44
1921 42 0 42
1922 42 0 42
1923 38 0 38
1924 37 0 37
1925 31 0 31
1926 35 0 35
1927 48 0 48
1928 26 0 26
1929 33 0 33
1930 35 0 35
1931 24 0 24
1932 27 0 27
1933 25 0 25
1934 32 0 32
1935 19 0 19
1936 20 0 20
1937 19 0 19
1938 21 0 21
1939 21 0 21
1940 22 0 22
1941 14 0 14
1942 14 0 14
1943 26 0 26
1944 15 0 15
1945 14 0 14
1946 14 0 14
1947 9 0 9
1948 26 0 26
1949 12 0 12
1950 12 0 12
1951 14 0 14
1952 11 0 11
1953 11 0 11
1954 7 0 7
1955 11 0 11
1956 14 0 14
1957 9 0 9
1958 7 0 7
1959 11 0 11
1960 14 0 14
1961 11 0 11
1963 10 0 10
1964 5 0 5
1965 8 0 8
1966 8 0 8
1970 5 0 5
1971 9 0 9
1972 6 0 6
1973 6 0 6
1984 6 0 6

Fun Facts about the name Green

  • How many people with the first name Green have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,033 babies born with the first name Green in the United States. That's more than enough people named Green to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Green? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 39 new born babies.
  • When was Green first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Green is Tuesday, January 14th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Green born? The highest recorded use of the first name Green was in 1927 with a total of 48 babies.
  • Random Green Factoid: According to the 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Green is not a popular baby boy's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1913.
  • Weird things about the name Green: Your name in reverse order is Neerg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eegnr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Green? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 430,182 people with the last name Green.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Green? Green was ranked as the 41st most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
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Popularity of Green as a first name

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Popularity of Green as a last name

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Common last names for Green

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  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jackson
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Moore
  • Harris
  • Walker
  • Carter
  • Taylor
  • Campbell
  • Thompson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Green U.S.
  White 56.84% 64.26%
  African American 36.97% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.64% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.47% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.64% 16.26%

Of Last Name Green

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Green
Senses
  1. Having the color of grass when fresh and growing; resembling that color of the solar spectrum which is between the yellow and the blue; verdant; emerald.
  2. Having a sickly color; wan."To look so green and pale." [Shak.]
  3. Full of life and vigor; fresh and vigorous; new; recent; as, a green manhood; a green wound. "As valid against such an old and beneficent government as against . . . the greenest usurpation." [Burke.]
  4. Not ripe; immature; not fully grown or ripened; as, green fruit, corn, vegetables, etc.
  5. Not roasted; half raw.(R)"We say the meat is green when half roasted." [L. Watts. ]
  6. Immature in age, judgment, or experience; inexperienced; young; raw; not trained; awkward; as, green in years or judgment."I might be angry with the officious zeal which supposes that its green conceptions can instruct my gray hairs." [Sir W. Scott. ]
  7. Not seasoned; not dry; containing its natural juices; as, green wood, timber, etc.
  8. [Politics] Concerned especially with protection of the enviroment; -- of political parties and political philosophies; as, the European green parties.

Etymology: OE. grene, AS. grēne; akin to D. groen, OS. grōni, OHG. gruoni, G. grün, Dan. & Sw. grön, Icel. grænn; fr. the root of E. grow. See Grow.

noun Green
Senses
  1. The color of growing plants; the color of the solar spectrum intermediate between the yellow and the blue.
  2. A grassy plain or plat; a piece of ground covered with verdant herbage; as, the village green ."O'er the smooth enameled green." [Milton.]
  3. Fresh leaves or branches of trees or other plants; wreaths; -- usually in the plural."In that soft season when descending showers Call forth the greens, and wake the rising flowers." [Pope.]
  4. pl.Leaves and stems of young plants, as spinach, beets, etc., which in their green state are boiled for food.
  5. Any substance or pigment of a green color.
verb Green
To make green.
verb Green
To become or grow green.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Street names for ketamine
  2. Green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass
  3. Any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables
  4. An area of closely cropped grass surrounding the hole on a golf course ("the ball rolled across the green and into the bunker")
  5. A piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
  6. A river that rises in western Wyoming and flows southward through Utah to become a tributary of the Colorado River
  7. An environmentalist who belongs to the Green Party
  8. United States labor leader who was president of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 to 1952 and who led the struggle with the Congress of Industrial Organizations (1873-1952)
  9. Turn or become green ("The trees are greening")
  10. Of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum; similar to the color of fresh grass ("a green tree", "green fields", and "green paint")
  11. Not fully developed or mature; not ripe ("fried green tomatoes" and "green wood")
  12. Naive and easily deceived or tricked
  13. Looking pale and unhealthy ("you're looking green" and "green around the gills")
  14. Concerned with or supporting or in conformity with the political principles of the Green Party

A topographic name for someone who either lived near a village green, or was just fond of the colour.

  1. A common English surname​.

Other Inspirations for the Name Green

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Green

Eva Green

Eva Green is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Eva was born in 1980 as Eva Gaelle Green in Paris, France.

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Brian Austin Green

Brian Austin Green is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1985 to present. Brian was born in 1973 as Brian Green in Van Nuys, California, U.S.

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Seth Green

Seth Green is an actor, writer, producer, and comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1984 to present. Seth was born in 1974 as Seth Benjamin Gesshel-Green in Overbrook Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Tom Green

Tom Green is an actor, "comedian" (former), rapper, and writer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1986 to present. Tom was born in 1971 as Michael Thomas Green in Pembroke, Ontario, Canada.

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Cee-Lo Green

Cee-Lo Green is a singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor specializing in R&B, pop, hip hop, and soul music with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1994 to present. Cee-Lo was born in 1974 as Thomas DeCarlo Callaway in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

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Kerri Green

Kerri Green is an actress, director, and writer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1985 to present. Kerri was born in 1967 as Kerri Lee Green in Fort Lee, New Jersey, US.

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Doris Roberts

Doris Roberts is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1951 to present. Doris was born in 1930 as Doris May Green in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

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Robson Green

Robson Green is an actor, singer and presenter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1989 to present. Robson was born in 1964 as Robson Golightly Green in Hexham, Northumberland, England.

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Lorne Greene

Lorne Greene is a musician/band with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1941 to 1987. Lorne was born in 1915 as Lyon Himan "Chaim" Green in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Pat Green

Pat Green is a singer-songwriter specializing in texas country music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1995 to present. Pat was born in 1972 as Patrick Craven Green.

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What does the name Green mean?

Gis for giggle, a laugh never hurts!

Ris for refreshing, the sparkling you.

Eis for exquisite, who could argue?

Eis for extra, those little things you do!

Nis for neighborly, friendly to all acquaintances

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