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

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective and pronoun Her
The form of the objective and the possessive case of the personal pronoun she; as, I saw her with her purse out.

Note: ☞ The possessive her takes the form hers when the noun with which in agrees is not given, but implied. “And what his fortune wanted, hers could mend.”

Etymology: OE. hire here hir hure, gen. and dat. sing., AS. hire, gen. and dat. sing. of héo she. from the same root as E. he. See He

Of them; their.

Etymology: OE. here hire, AS. heora hyra, gen. pl. of . See He


From Middle English here, hire, from Old English hiere (“her”), from Proto-Germanic *hezōi (dative and genitive singular of *hijō). Cognate with North Frisian hör, Saterland Frisian hier, hiere (“her”), West Frisian har (“her”), Dutch haar (“her”), German Low German hör (“her”), German ihr (“her”).

  1. (informal) A female person or animal.
    I think this bird is a him, but it may be a .

her was also found in the following language(s): Aromanian, Cornish, Danish, Dutch, Faroese, German, Gothic, Icelandic, Kurdish, Limburgish, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Old English, Old High German, Turkish, Volapük, Welsh, and Zazaki

Notable Persons Named Her

Her Space Holiday is an alternative dance and indie rock musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Her was given the name Marc Bianchi .


Her Highness and Silk is a comics character.


Her was born on May 20th, 1965.


Her was born on January 5th, 1946.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Her

Her most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to present. Ahney was given the name Whitney Her in 1992 in Lansing, Michigan, U.S. Ahney is also known as Ahney Her.


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Popularity of Her as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Her U.S.
  White 1.55% 64.26%
  African American 0.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 94.82% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.04% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.99% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.37% 16.26%

Of Last Name Her

People with the last name Her are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Her

  • How Popular is the name Her? Her is the 65,321st most popular name of all time. As a last name Her was the 2,404th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Her have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16 babies born with the first name Her in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Her? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1985 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Her first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Her is Sunday, April 27th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Her born? The highest recorded use of the first name Her was in 1993 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Her: Your name in reverse order is Reh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rhe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Her? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 15,089 people with the last name Her.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Her? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Her 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)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.