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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hannigan

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Alt. Meaning

H is for happiness, you always bring.

A is for adaptable, for the world is full of unique challenges

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

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

I is for important, the search for all parts of life that are

G is for gracious, it shows everyday.

A is for authentic, be real

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Hannigan

Alyson Hannigan is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1986. Alyson was given the name Alyson Lee Hannigan on March 24th, 1974 in Washington, D.C., U.S. Alyson is also known as Alyson Denisof.


Lisa Hannigan is an indie folk musician. She plays Pump organ, Guitar, Melodica, Banjo, Mbira, Mandolin, Bass guitar, Ukulele, Glockenspiel, and Percussion instrument. She has been prominent since 2001. Lisa was given the name Lisa Margaret Hannigan on February 12th, 1981 in Kilcloon, County Meath, Ireland.


Barbara Hannigan is a contemporary classical music musician. She plays Vocals. Her ongoing career started in 1988. Barbara was born in Waverley, Nova Scotia, Canada.


Robert was born in 1965 in Gloucestershire.


James Hannigan is a musician. He was most prominent from 1992 to present. James was born on July 23rd, 1971.


Ed Hannigan is a comics creator.


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Popularity of Hannigan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hannigan U.S.
  White 94.01% 64.26%
  African American 0.92% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.79% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.72% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.43% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.13% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hannigan

People with the last name Hannigan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Hannigan

  • How Popular is the name Hannigan? As a last name Hannigan was the 7,325th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Hannigan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Hannigan is Friday, December 4th, 1914.
  • How unique is the name Hannigan? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Hannigan. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Hannigan: Your name in reverse order is Naginnah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Annaginh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hannigan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,554 people with the last name Hannigan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hannigan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Hannigan as their last name.

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