Hart

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hart

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  • According to a user from Kentucky, United States, the name Hart is of English origin and means "Deer. Dealing with or pertaining to.".
  • A user from California, United States says the name Hart is of Irish origin and means "Stag".
  • A submission from North Carolina, United States says the name Hart means "Lord of the wolves" and is of English origin.

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Hart
A stag; the male of the red deer. See the Note under Buck.

Etymology: OE. hart hert heort, AS. heort heorot; akin to D. hert, OHG. hiruz hirz, G. hirsch, Icel. hjörtr, Dan. & Sw. hjort, L. cervus, and prob. to Gr. kerao`s horned, ke`ras horn. √230. See Horn

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A male deer, especially an adult male red deer
  2. United States lyricist who collaborated with Richard Rodgers (1895-1943)
  3. United States playwright who collaborated with George S. Kaufman (1904-1961)
Wiktionary
  1. An English surname​, originally a nickname from Middle English hert (“stag”).
  2. A surname​ anglicised from the Irish Ó hAirt (“descendant of a person named Bear or Champion”).

Hart was also found in the following language(s): Translingual

Notable Persons Named Hart

He was most prominent from 1977 to present. Hart was given the name Hart Matthew Bochner by his parent Lloyd Bochner on October 3rd, 1956 in Toronto, Canada.

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Hart Crane was a writer. He was most prominent from 1916 to 1932. Hart was given the name Harold Hart Crane on July 21st, 1899 in Garrettsville, Ohio. He left this life on April 27th, 1932.

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Hart Hanson is a writer, producer, and television producer. Hart was born on July 26th, 1957 in Burlingame, California, U.S.

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Hart Druiter is a comics character.

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Hart Massey was a businessman. Hart was given the name Hart Almerrin Massey on April 29th, 1823 in Alnwick/Haldimand. He died on February 20th, 1896.

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Hart Lee Dykes is a football player. His most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to 1990. Hart was born on September 2nd, 1966 in Bay City, Texas.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Hart

Kevin Hart is an actor, comedian, writer, and producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1999 to present. Kevin was given the name Kevin Darnell Hart on July 6th, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Joe Hart is a soccer player for the Manchester City F.C., Shrewsbury Town F.C., Tranmere Rovers F.C., Blackpool F.C., Birmingham City F.C., England national under-19 football team, England national under-21 football team, and England national football team. Joe was born on April 19th, 1987 in Shrewsbury, England.

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Bret Hart is a wrestler. Bret was born on July 2nd, 1957 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Owen Hart was a wrestler. Owen was born on May 7th, 1965 in Calgary. He died on May 23rd, 1999.

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Melissa Joan Hart is an actress, director, producer, singer, fashion designer, and businesswoman. She was most prominent from 1983 to present. Melissa was born on April 18th, 1976 in Smithtown, New York, United States.

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Miranda Hart is a comedian, writer, and actor. Miranda was given the name Miranda Katherine Hart Dyke by her parent David Hart Dyke on December 14th, 1972 in Torquay, Devon, England.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1888 6 0 6
1901 5 0 5
1912 9 0 9
1913 9 0 9
1914 5 0 5
1916 5 0 5
1917 9 0 9
1918 9 0 9
1919 11 0 11
1920 9 0 9
1921 7 0 7
1922 6 0 6
1923 12 0 12
1924 11 0 11
1926 7 0 7
1927 7 0 7
1928 9 0 9
1929 5 0 5
1930 10 0 10
1931 6 0 6
1932 10 0 10
1933 10 0 10
1934 5 0 5
1935 5 0 5
1936 9 0 9
1937 7 0 7
1938 13 0 13
1939 6 0 6
1940 5 0 5
1941 5 0 5
1944 7 0 7
1946 8 0 8
1947 5 0 5
1948 7 0 7
1949 6 0 6
1950 6 0 6
1951 5 0 5
1952 8 0 8
1953 5 0 5
1954 10 0 10
1955 6 0 6
1956 9 0 9
1958 5 0 5
1959 12 0 12
1961 6 0 6
1962 6 0 6
1963 6 0 6
1964 7 0 7
1965 10 0 10
1966 8 0 8
1968 6 0 6
1970 8 0 8
1973 7 0 7
1975 5 0 5
1976 5 0 5
1978 6 0 6
1979 7 0 7
1980 5 0 5
1981 9 0 9
1982 12 0 12
1983 12 0 12
1984 10 0 10
1985 13 0 13
1986 10 0 10
1987 14 7 7
1988 10 0 10
1990 7 0 7
1991 6 0 6
1992 12 0 12
1993 10 0 10
1994 14 0 14
1995 11 0 11
1996 10 0 10
1997 13 0 13
1998 10 0 10
1999 10 0 10
2000 15 0 15
2001 13 0 13
2002 5 0 5
2003 13 0 13
2004 10 0 10
2005 12 0 12
2006 11 0 11
2007 10 0 10
2008 17 0 17
2009 12 0 12
2010 19 0 19
2011 11 0 11
2012 18 0 18
2013 21 0 21
2014 13 0 13
2015 25 5 20
2016 21 8 13
2017 31 6 25

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Hart as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hart U.S.
  White 80.54% 64.26%
  African American 13.64% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.73% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.01% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hart

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

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Fun Facts about the name Hart

  • How Popular is the name Hart? Hart is the 11,331st most popular name of all time. As a last name Hart was the 207th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hart have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 893 babies born with the first name Hart in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hart to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hart? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Hart first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hart is Tuesday, November 30th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Hart born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hart was in 2017 with a total of 25 babies.
  • Random Hart Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hart is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Hart: Your name in reverse order is Trah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hatr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hart? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 137,184 people with the last name Hart.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hart? Hart was ranked as the 207th 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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