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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Greene mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Greene

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  • A submission from Georgia, United States says the name Greene means "God" and is of English origin.
  • According to a user from New York, United States, the name Greene is of English origin and means "Gift of God".
  • According to a user from United States, the name Greene is of Unknown origin and means "Im a Christmas child".
  • A user from Virginia, United States says the name Greene is of English origin and means ""insanity to all"".
  • A submission from Florida, United States says the name Greene means "Keeper of the commons." and is of English origin.

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Other Dictionary Sources
  1. English novelist and Catholic (1904-1991)
  1. A surname​, a variant of Green.

Notable Persons Named Greene

Greene Smith was a in the field of ornithology. Greene was born in 1842. He breathed his last breath in 1886.


Greene Washington Caldwell is a politician.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Greene

Ashley Greene is an actress and model. She was most prominent from 2005 to present. Ashley was given the name Ashley Michele Greene on February 21st, 1987 in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S. Ashley is also known as Greene and Ashley.


Graham Greene was a literary fiction and thriller (genre) writer. He was most active from 1925 to 1991. Graham was given the name Henry Graham Greene on October 2nd, 1904 in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England. He left this life on April 3rd, 1991.


Sarah Greene is an actress and singer. She has had major accomplishments since 2006. Sarah was born in 1986 in Cork (city).


Al Green is a rhythm, blues, soul music, smooth soul, and gospel music pastor, singing, record producer, and songwriter. He plays Guitar and Vocals. His ongoing career started in 1967. Al was given the name Albert Greene on April 13th, 1946 in Forrest City, Arkansas, U.S. Al is also known as The Reverend Al Green.


Lorne Greene was an actor/singer. He was most active from 1941 to 1941. Lorne was given the name Lyon Himan Green on February 12th, 1915 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He breathed his last breath on September 11th, 1987.


Kai was born on July 12th, 1975 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.


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Popularity of Greene as a last name

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Common last names for Greene

  • Smith

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Greene U.S.
  White 67.70% 64.26%
  African American 26.54% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.73% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.34% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.21% 16.26%

Of Last Name Greene

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

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Fun Facts about the name Greene

  • How Popular is the name Greene? Greene is the 33,862nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Greene was the 241st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Greene have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 121 babies born with the first name Greene in the United States. That's more than enough people named Greene 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 Greene? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Greene first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Greene is Tuesday, January 12th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Greene born? The highest recorded use of the first name Greene was in 1919 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Greene: Your name in reverse order is Eneerg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eegenr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Greene? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 126,101 people with the last name Greene.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Greene? Greene was ranked as the 241st most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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