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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hicks

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from Texas, United States says the name Hicks means "A gift of God" and is of Unknown origin.
  • According to a user from Pennsylvania, United States, the name Hicks is of Unknown origin and means "A gift of god".
  • A user from Indiana, United States says the name Hicks is of English origin and means "A powerful name used to be a greek god and ruled over england".
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  1. A patronymic surname​ derived from Hick, a medieval diminutive of Richard.

Notable Persons Named Hicks

Hicks was born in 1829. He died on January 30th, 1909.


Hicks was born on April 5th, 1904. He died on November 4th, 1990.


Hicks was born on June 1st, 1918. He passed away on July 14th, 1992.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Hicks

Bill Hicks was a black comedy, political satire, and observational comedy comedian. Bill was given the name William Melvin Hicks on December 16th, 1961 in Valdosta, Georgia, United States. He passed away on February 26th, 1994.


Bonnie was given the name Alaina Hicks on May 9th, 1993.


Michele Hicks is an actress, former fashion model, actor, model (people), and formerfashion model. She was most active from 1999 to 1999. Michele was born on June 4th, 1973 in Essex County, New Jersey, U.S.


Esther was born on March 5th, 1948.


Mac Dre was a hip hop music, west coast hip hop, hyphy, g-funk, and gangsta rap rapping, record producer, and screenwriter. His most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to 2004. Mac was given the name Andre Louis Hicks on July 5th, 1970 in Oakland, California, U.S. He died on November 1st, 2004.


Catherine Hicks is an actor and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1976 to 1976. Catherine was given the name Catherine Mary Hicks on August 6th, 1951 in New York, New York, U.S.


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Popularity of Hicks as a last name

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Common last names for Hicks

  • Wilson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hicks U.S.
  White 67.37% 64.26%
  African American 26.88% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.42% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.98% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.23% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.13% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hicks

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

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Fun Facts about the name Hicks

  • How Popular is the name Hicks? Hicks is the 41,133rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Hicks was the 170th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hicks have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 74 babies born with the first name Hicks in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hicks to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hicks? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Hicks first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hicks is Saturday, March 10th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Hicks born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hicks was in 1919 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Hicks: Your name in reverse order is Skcih. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Chksi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hicks? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 158,320 people with the last name Hicks.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hicks? Hicks was ranked as the 170th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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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