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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Henderson

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  • According to a user from Ohio, United States, the name Henderson is of English origin and means "Happy and nice".
  • According to a user from Washington, United States, the name Henderson is of Scottish origin and means ""Son of Henry" The Gaelic version being MacEanruig.".

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Wiktionary

From Henry +‎ -son.

  1. A patronymic surname​.
  2. A village in Illinois
  3. A city in Iowa
  4. A city in Kentucky
  5. A town in Louisiana
  6. A town in Maryland
  7. A city in Minnesota
  8. A city in Nebraska
  9. A city in Nevada
  10. A town in New York
  11. A city in North Carolina
  12. A city in Tennessee
  13. A city in Texas
  14. A town in West Virginia

Notable Persons Named Henderson

Sandy Gall is a journalist, author, and news presenter. He has been prominent since 1953. Sandy was given the name Henderson Alexander Gall on October 1st, 1927 in Penang, Malaysia.

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Henderson Álvarez is a baseball player for the Oakland Athletics. Henderson was born on April 18th, 1990 in Valencia, Carabobo.

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Henderson Forsythe was an actor. He was most prominent from 1950 to 1950. Henderson was born on September 11th, 1917 in Macon, Missouri. He passed away on April 17th, 2006.

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Henderson Jordan was a Sheriff of Bienville Parish, Louisiana, and SheriffofBienville Parish. Henderson was born on October 11th, 1896. He left this life on June 13th, 1958.

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Henderson was born on October 25th, 1893 in Cadiz, Ohio. He left this life on October 5th, 1971.

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Henderson Bryan is a cricketer. Henderson was born on March 17th, 1970 in Salmonds, Saint Lucy, Barbados.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Henderson

Florence Henderson is an actress and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1954 to present. Florence was given the name Florence Agnes Henderson on February 14th, 1934 in Dale, Indiana, U.S.

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Dan Henderson is a martial artist. Dan was born on August 24th, 1970 in Downey, California.

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Martin Henderson is an actor. He has been prominent since 1989. Martin was born on October 8th, 1974 in Auckland.

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Benson was born on November 16th, 1983 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Jordan Henderson is a soccer player for the Liverpool F.C., Sunderland A.F.C., Coventry City F.C., England national under-19 football team, England national under-20 football team, and England national under-21 football team. Jordan was born on June 17th, 1990 in Sunderland, England.

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Shirley Henderson is an actress. She was most active from 1987 to present. Shirley was born on November 24th, 1965 in Forres, Moray, Scotland.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 12 0 12
1881 13 0 13
1882 27 0 27
1883 15 0 15
1884 17 0 17
1885 13 0 13
1886 16 0 16
1887 14 0 14
1888 13 0 13
1889 20 0 20
1890 14 0 14
1891 16 0 16
1892 21 0 21
1893 20 0 20
1894 16 0 16
1895 25 0 25
1896 16 0 16
1897 10 0 10
1898 18 0 18
1899 12 0 12
1900 20 0 20
1901 11 0 11
1902 19 0 19
1903 9 0 9
1904 18 0 18
1905 25 0 25
1906 18 0 18
1907 14 0 14
1908 19 0 19
1909 22 0 22
1910 19 0 19
1911 16 0 16
1912 35 0 35
1913 40 0 40
1914 40 0 40
1915 60 0 60
1916 71 0 71
1917 71 0 71
1918 83 0 83
1919 61 0 61
1920 76 0 76
1921 61 0 61
1922 63 0 63
1923 64 0 64
1924 66 0 66
1925 60 0 60
1926 55 0 55
1927 63 0 63
1928 61 0 61
1929 50 0 50
1930 39 0 39
1931 42 0 42
1932 50 0 50
1933 43 0 43
1934 45 0 45
1935 36 0 36
1936 41 0 41
1937 36 0 36
1938 40 0 40
1939 47 0 47
1940 37 0 37
1941 44 0 44
1942 36 0 36
1943 40 0 40
1944 44 0 44
1945 40 0 40
1946 36 0 36
1947 42 0 42
1948 39 0 39
1949 43 0 43
1950 48 0 48
1951 47 0 47
1952 35 0 35
1953 41 0 41
1954 36 0 36
1955 36 0 36
1956 24 0 24
1957 23 0 23
1958 29 0 29
1959 30 0 30
1960 14 0 14
1961 32 0 32
1962 28 0 28
1963 21 0 21
1964 17 0 17
1965 17 0 17
1966 27 0 27
1967 22 0 22
1968 19 0 19
1969 22 0 22
1970 14 0 14
1971 12 0 12
1972 13 0 13
1973 21 0 21
1974 12 0 12
1975 15 0 15
1976 14 0 14
1977 16 0 16
1978 17 0 17
1979 19 0 19
1980 10 0 10
1981 14 0 14
1982 22 0 22
1983 16 0 16
1984 11 0 11
1985 18 0 18
1986 15 0 15
1987 16 0 16
1988 14 0 14
1989 19 0 19
1990 16 0 16
1991 17 0 17
1992 16 0 16
1993 13 0 13
1994 18 0 18
1995 11 0 11
1996 14 0 14
1997 14 0 14
1998 22 0 22
1999 13 0 13
2000 20 0 20
2001 15 0 15
2002 17 0 17
2003 18 0 18
2004 9 0 9
2005 21 0 21
2006 9 0 9
2007 16 0 16
2008 27 0 27
2009 22 0 22
2010 25 0 25
2011 23 0 23
2012 19 0 19
2013 22 0 22
2014 36 0 36
2015 33 0 33
2016 30 0 30
2017 32 0 32

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Popularity of Henderson as a first name

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Popularity of Henderson as a last name

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Common last names for Henderson

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Jones
  • Jackson
  • Harris
  • Taylor
  • Green
  • Walker
  • Hill
  • Hall
  • Carter
  • Lewis
  • Miller

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Henderson U.S.
  White 59.63% 64.26%
  African American 33.98% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.86% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.56% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.51% 16.26%

Of Last Name Henderson

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

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Fun Facts about the name Henderson

  • How Popular is the name Henderson? Henderson is the 4,456th most popular name of all time. As a last name Henderson was the 109th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Henderson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,862 babies born with the first name Henderson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Henderson to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Henderson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Henderson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Henderson is Friday, March 6th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Henderson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Henderson was in 1918 with a total of 83 babies.
  • Random Henderson Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Henderson is not a popular baby boy's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Henderson: Your name in reverse order is Nosredneh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oeenhrdsn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Henderson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 218,393 people with the last name Henderson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Henderson? Henderson was ranked as the 109th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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