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Herschel

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 11 0 11
1881 8 0 8
1882 9 0 9
1883 9 0 9
1884 21 0 21
1885 10 0 10
1886 19 0 19
1887 18 0 18
1888 26 0 26
1889 19 0 19
1890 19 0 19
1891 19 0 19
1892 23 0 23
1893 28 0 28
1894 24 0 24
1895 23 0 23
1896 29 0 29
1897 32 0 32
1898 38 0 38
1899 27 0 27
1900 37 0 37
1901 38 0 38
1902 33 0 33
1903 39 0 39
1904 25 0 25
1905 44 0 44
1906 32 0 32
1907 40 0 40
1908 32 0 32
1909 39 0 39
1910 47 0 47
1911 48 0 48
1912 136 0 136
1913 137 0 137
1914 155 0 155
1915 226 0 226
1916 231 0 231
1917 230 0 230
1918 257 0 257
1919 234 0 234
1920 244 0 244
1921 277 0 277
1922 242 0 242
1923 240 0 240
1924 246 0 246
1925 208 0 208
1926 208 0 208
1927 204 0 204
1928 211 0 211
1929 178 0 178
1930 171 0 171
1931 176 0 176
1932 154 0 154
1933 141 0 141
1934 133 0 133
1935 148 0 148
1936 128 0 128
1937 132 0 132
1938 155 0 155
1939 138 0 138
1940 132 0 132
1941 135 0 135
1942 131 0 131
1943 103 0 103
1944 142 0 142
1945 119 0 119
1946 137 0 137
1947 137 0 137
1948 134 0 134
1949 125 0 125
1950 116 0 116
1951 121 0 121
1952 99 0 99
1953 106 0 106
1954 92 0 92
1955 118 0 118
1956 87 0 87
1957 98 0 98
1958 95 0 95
1959 81 0 81
1960 66 0 66
1961 71 0 71
1962 82 0 82
1963 64 0 64
1964 54 0 54
1965 53 0 53
1966 45 0 45
1967 52 0 52
1968 45 0 45
1969 59 0 59
1970 47 0 47
1971 54 0 54
1972 56 0 56
1973 32 0 32
1974 35 0 35
1975 33 0 33
1976 35 0 35
1977 30 0 30
1978 26 0 26
1979 28 0 28
1980 30 0 30
1981 30 0 30
1982 54 0 54
1983 56 0 56
1984 31 0 31
1985 28 0 28
1986 46 0 46
1987 40 0 40
1988 47 0 47
1989 40 0 40
1990 47 0 47
1991 30 0 30
1992 33 0 33
1993 28 0 28
1994 19 0 19
1995 24 0 24
1996 16 0 16
1997 19 0 19
1998 20 0 20
1999 26 0 26
2000 19 0 19
2001 17 0 17
2002 9 0 9
2003 17 0 17
2004 11 0 11
2005 8 0 8
2006 26 0 26
2007 11 0 11
2008 11 0 11
2009 14 0 14
2010 10 0 10
2011 9 0 9
2012 20 0 20
2013 16 0 16
2014 15 0 15
2015 27 0 27

Fun Facts about the name Herschel

  • How many people with the first name Herschel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,385 babies born with the first name Herschel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Herschel to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Herschel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Herschel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Herschel is Sunday, November 13th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Herschel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Herschel was in 1921 with a total of 277 babies.
  • Random Herschel Factoid: According to the 1910 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Herschel ranks 68th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Indiana. Imagine that, 10 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1910.
  • Weird things about the name Herschel: Your name in reverse order is Lehcsreh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ehlcserh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Herschel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 236 people with the last name Herschel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Herschel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Herschel as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Popularity of Herschel as a first name

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Popularity of Herschel as a last name

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Common last names for Herschel

  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Thompson
  • Moore
  • Anderson
  • Harris
  • Wright
  • Thomas

Common first names for Herschel

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Herschel U.S.
  White 90.68% 64.26%
  African American 2.54% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.81% 16.26%

Of Last Name Herschel

People with the last name Herschel are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Herschel" mean? The list below shows the origins of Herschel as well as things modernly associated with the name Herschel such as celebrities named Herschel.

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Herschel

The name "Herschel" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Deer". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Her"schel
See Uranus.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. English astronomer (born in Germany) who discovered infrared light and who catalogued the stars and discovered the planet Uranus (1738-1822)
  2. English astronomer (son of William Herschel) who extended the catalogue of stars to the southern hemisphere and did pioneering work in photography (1792-1871)

After its discoverer, Sir William Herschel

  1. (astronomy, obsolete) The planet Uranus. In use until the mid-19th century as an alternative to Georgium Sidus after King George III.

Notable Persons With the Name Herschel

Herschel Walker

Herschel Walker is a football player. Herschel was born on March 3rd, 1962 in Wrightsville, Georgia.

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Herschel Bernardi

Herschel Bernardi was an actor. He was most prominent from 1937 to 1986. Herschel was born Herschel Bernardi on October 30th, 1923 in New York City, New York, U.S. He breathed his last breath on May 9th, 1986.

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Herschel Johnson

Herschel Johnson was a from Georgia, Confederate States Senator, fromGeorgia, 41st Governor of Georgia, and Congress of the Confederate States. Herschel was born on September 18th, 1812 in Burke County, Georgia, US. He left this life on August 16th, 1880.

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Herschel Evans

Herschel Evans was a famous individual. Herschel was born on March 9th, 1909. He passed away on February 9th, 1939.

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Herschel Burke Gilbert

Herschel Burke Gilbert was a leading human. Herschel was born on April 20th, 1918 in Milwaukee. He left this life on June 8th, 2003.

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Herschel Garfein

Herschel Garfein is a noteworthy person. Herschel was born on January 17th, 1958.

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  • Herschel C. Loveless
    (office holder)
  • Herschel Schacter
    (influential person)
  • Herschel Weldon Leibowitz
    (noteworthy human)
  • Herschel baronets
    (famous individual)
  • Herschel Clifford Parker
    (leading individual)
  • Herschel Mayall
    (famed somebody)
  • Herschel H. Cudd
    (leading person)
  • Herschel Lynn Greer
    (founder of guaranty mortgage company)
  • Herschel V. Jones
    (influential individual)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Herschel

William Herschel

William Herschel was a scientist in the fields of astronomy and music. William was given the name Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel on November 15th, 1738 in Hanover. He died on August 25th, 1822.

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1st Bt Sir John Herschel

1st Bt Sir John Herschel was a scientist. 1st was born on March 7th, 1792 in Slough, Buckinghamshire, England. He passed away on May 11th, 1871.

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Caroline Herschel

Caroline Herschel was a scientist in the field of astronomy. Caroline was given the name Caroline Lucretia Herschel on March 16th, 1750 in Hanover. She passed away on January 9th, 1848.

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Bt Sir William Herschel

Bt Sir William Herschel was a notable person. Bt was born on January 9th, 1833 in Slough. He died on October 24th, 1917.

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Alexander Stewart Herschel

Alexander Stewart Herschel was a scientist in the fields of astronomy and physics. Alexander was born on February 5th, 1836 in Feldhausen, near Cape Town, British Cape Colony. He died on June 18th, 1907.

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Clemens Herschel

Clemens Herschel was a consulting hydraulic engineer and superintendent of the east jersey water company. Clemens was born on March 23rd, 1842 in Boston. He breathed his last breath on March 1st, 1930.

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What does the name Herschel mean?

His for hope, the encouragement you give.

Eis for expert, in your chosen career

Ris for rational, the way you think.

Sis for secret, that you can certainly keep.

Cis for compatible, a friend's friend.

His for handy, the helpful you.

Eis for enjoy, your life can be fun!

Lis for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

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