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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Heflin

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Alt. Meaning

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

F is for festive, the youth of your spirit.

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

N is for notable, distinguished are your feats

Notable Persons With the Last Name Heflin

Van Heflin was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1928 to 1928. Van was given the name Emmett Evan Heflin, Jr. on December 13th, 1908 in Walters, Oklahoma, U.S. He passed away on July 23rd, 1971.


Howell Heflin was a 24th Chief Justiceof the, and Supreme Court of Alabama. His career lasted from 1979 to 1997. His military service ended in 1946. Howell was given the name Howell Thomas Heflin on June 19th, 1921 in Poulan, Georgia. He breathed his last breath on March 29th, 2005.


Frances Heflin was an actress - motion picture, television, broadway, actor, and actress- motion picture. She was most prominent from 1941 to 1994. Frances was given the name Mary Frances Heflin on September 20th, 1920 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S. She died on June 1st, 1994.


James Thomas Heflin was a senator. His most notable accomplishments were from 1920 to 1931. James was born on April 9th, 1869 in Louina, Alabama. He died on April 22nd, 1951.


Marta was born on March 29th, 1945.


Milt was born on May 28th, 1943.


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Popularity of Heflin as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Heflin U.S.
  White 86.41% 64.26%
  African American 8.71% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.88% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.67% 16.26%

Of Last Name Heflin

People with the last name Heflin are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Heflin

  • How Popular is the name Heflin? Heflin is the 71,620th most popular name of all time. As a last name Heflin was the 4,660th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Heflin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11 babies born with the first name Heflin in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Heflin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1920 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Heflin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Heflin is Saturday, November 29th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Heflin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Heflin was in 1930 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Random Heflin Factoid: According to the 1930 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Heflin is not a popular baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1930.
  • Weird things about the name Heflin: Your name in reverse order is Nilfeh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hfelin. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Heflin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,609 people with the last name Heflin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Heflin? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Heflin 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).
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