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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Higgs

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  • A user from Maryland, United States says the name Higgs is of English origin and means "People who take from people".

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From Hick + the patronymic suffix -s.

  1. A patronymic surname​.
  2. Short form of Higgs boson.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Higgs

Peter Higgs is a scientist in the field of physics. Peter was given the name Peter Ware Higgs on May 29th, 1929 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.


Michael Higgs is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1996. Michael was born on February 14th, 1962 in Birmingham.


Robert Higgs is an economist in the fields of economic history, political economy, natural resource economics, and health economics. Robert was born on February 1st, 1944.


Joe Higgs was a rhythm, blues, ska, rocksteady, and reggae musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1958 to 1958. Joe was given the name Joseph Benjamin Higgs on June 3rd, 1940 in Kingston, Jamaica. He breathed his last breath on December 18th, 1999.


Matthew was born in 1964 in West Yorkshire.


Blake Alphonso Higgs was a goombay and calypso music musician. He plays Banjo and Vocals. Blake was born Blake Alphonso Higgs in 1915 in Matthew Town. Blake is also known as Blind Blake. He breathed his last breath in 1986.


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Popularity of Higgs as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Higgs U.S.
  White 69.21% 64.26%
  African American 25.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.33% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.09% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Higgs

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

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Fun Facts about the name Higgs

  • How Popular is the name Higgs? As a last name Higgs was the 3,458th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Higgs first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Higgs is Friday, September 17th, 1886.
  • How unique is the name Higgs? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Higgs. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Higgs: Your name in reverse order is Sggih. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Gsgih. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Higgs? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 10,333 people with the last name Higgs.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Higgs? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Higgs as their last name.

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