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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Heyward

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  • A user from North Carolina, United States says the name Heyward is of English origin and means "Blessed".

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  1. United States writer (1885-1940)

Notable Persons Named Heyward

Heyward was born on November 4th, 1926. He left this life on June 18th, 2009.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Heyward

Jason Heyward is an athlete for the Chicago Cubs. Jason was born on August 9th, 1989 in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

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Nick Heyward is a pop music, rock music, new wave music, alternative rock, and indie rock singing, songwriter, and guitarist. He plays Human voice, Guitar, and Bass guitar. His most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to present. Nick was given the name Nicholas Heyward on May 20th, 1961 in Beckenham.

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Susan Heyward is an actor. Susan was born in 1982 in Philadelphia.

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Cameron Heyward is a football player. He has been prominent since 2011. Cameron was born on May 6th, 1989 in Pittsburgh.

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Andy Heyward is a producer, writer, and ceo. His ongoing career started in 1976. Andy was given the name Andrew A. Heyward on February 19th, 1949 in New York City.

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Craig Heyward was a football player for the New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Atlanta Falcons, History of the St. Louis Rams, and Indianapolis Colts. Craig was born on September 26th, 1966 in Passaic, New Jersey. He breathed his last breath on May 27th, 2006.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1896 5 0 5
1897 6 0 6
1900 7 0 7
1901 5 0 5
1902 7 0 7
1903 8 0 8
1904 6 0 6
1906 6 0 6
1909 6 0 6
1910 7 0 7
1911 7 0 7
1912 17 0 17
1913 14 0 14
1914 13 0 13
1915 20 0 20
1916 26 0 26
1917 37 0 37
1918 24 0 24
1919 31 0 31
1920 28 0 28
1921 37 0 37
1922 33 0 33
1923 35 0 35
1924 32 0 32
1925 34 0 34
1926 35 0 35
1927 36 0 36
1928 43 0 43
1929 30 0 30
1930 37 0 37
1931 32 0 32
1932 38 0 38
1933 24 0 24
1934 33 0 33
1935 28 0 28
1936 27 0 27
1937 41 0 41
1938 36 0 36
1939 34 0 34
1940 32 0 32
1941 25 0 25
1942 24 0 24
1943 30 0 30
1944 28 0 28
1945 32 0 32
1946 30 0 30
1947 39 0 39
1948 36 0 36
1949 40 0 40
1950 34 0 34
1951 30 0 30
1952 30 0 30
1953 29 0 29
1954 32 0 32
1955 33 0 33
1956 28 0 28
1957 35 0 35
1958 20 0 20
1959 30 0 30
1960 27 0 27
1961 25 0 25
1962 15 0 15
1963 19 0 19
1964 21 0 21
1965 21 0 21
1966 16 0 16
1967 14 0 14
1968 16 0 16
1969 21 0 21
1970 10 0 10
1971 14 0 14
1972 12 0 12
1973 9 0 9
1974 14 0 14
1975 13 0 13
1976 11 0 11
1977 7 0 7
1978 11 0 11
1979 8 0 8
1980 9 0 9
1981 10 0 10
1982 6 0 6
1983 16 0 16
1984 11 0 11
1985 7 0 7
1986 9 0 9
1987 5 0 5
1988 7 0 7
1989 6 0 6
1991 6 0 6
1992 5 0 5
1993 9 0 9
1997 8 0 8
1999 7 0 7
2003 5 0 5
2010 7 0 7
2012 7 0 7
2013 5 0 5
2015 8 0 8
2017 5 0 5

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Popularity of Heyward as a last name

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Common last names for Heyward

  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Smith
  • Robinson
  • Wilson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Green
  • Black
  • Scott

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Heyward U.S.
  White 13.33% 64.26%
  African American 82.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.16% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.21% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.38% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.91% 16.26%

Of Last Name Heyward

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

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Fun Facts about the name Heyward

  • How Popular is the name Heyward? Heyward is the 6,787th most popular name of all time. As a last name Heyward was the 6,904th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Heyward have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,004 babies born with the first name Heyward in the United States. That's more than enough people named Heyward to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Heyward? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1896 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Heyward first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Heyward is Sunday, March 15th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Heyward born? The highest recorded use of the first name Heyward was in 1928 with a total of 43 babies.
  • Random Heyward Factoid: According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Heyward is not a popular baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, only 11 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1975.
  • Weird things about the name Heyward: Your name in reverse order is Drawyeh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aydhwre. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Heyward? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,867 people with the last name Heyward.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Heyward? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Heyward 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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