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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Heard

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
(imp. & p. p.) of Hear.
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  1. Detected or perceived by the sense of hearing ("a conversation heard through the wall")

heard was also found in the following language(s): Old English

Notable Persons With the Last Name Heard

Amber Heard is an actor and actress. She was most active from 2004 to present. Amber was given the name Amber Laura Heard on April 22nd, 1986 in Austin, Texas.


John Heard is an actor. He was most prominent from 1974 to present. John was born on March 7th, 1945 in Washington, D.C., U.S.


Sarah was given the name Sarah Heard in 1974 in Macclesfield.


Will Heard is a musician. He was most prominent from 2013 to present. Will was born on April 26th, 1991 in London.


Larry Heard is a house music, deep house, and intelligent dance music musician. He plays Drum machine, Roland TR-707, and Music sequencer. He has had major accomplishments since 1983. Larry was born Larry Heard on May 31st, 1960. Larry is also known as Mr. Fingers, Loosefingers, Gherkin Jerks, Trio Zero, and Fingers Inc..


Henry FitzGerald Heard was a philosopher. Henry was born on October 6th, 1889. He breathed his last breath on August 14th, 1971.


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Popularity of Heard as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Heard U.S.
  White 39.13% 64.26%
  African American 54.52% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.40% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.40% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.13% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.43% 16.26%

Of Last Name Heard

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

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Fun Facts about the name Heard

  • How Popular is the name Heard? Heard is the 84,779th most popular name of all time. As a last name Heard was the 1,534th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Heard have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Heard in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Heard? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1929 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Heard first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Heard is Monday, August 7th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Heard born? The highest recorded use of the first name Heard was in 1929 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Heard: Your name in reverse order is Draeh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dearh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Heard? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 23,408 people with the last name Heard.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Heard? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Heard as their last name.

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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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