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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hines

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Hines

Hines Ward is a football player. He was most prominent from 1998 to 2011. Hines was born on March 8th, 1976 in Seoul.


Hines was born in 1870. He died in 1938.


Hines Johnson was a cricketer. Hines was born on July 13th, 1910 in Kingston, Jamaica. He died on June 24th, 1987.


Hines was born in 1936.


Hines was born on April 27th, 1805. He left this life on November 4th, 1865.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Hines

Cheryl Hines is an actress, director, and producer. She has had major accomplishments since 1993. Cheryl was given the name Cheryl Ruth Hines on September 21st, 1965 in Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.


Gregory Hines was a dancer, actor, singer, choreographer, dance, singing, and choreography. He was most prominent from 1951 to 2003. Gregory was given the name Gregory Oliver Hines on February 14th, 1946 in New York City. He died on August 9th, 2003.


Denny Laine is a rock, roll, blues rock, rhythm, blues, and jazz fusion musician. He plays Guitar, Bass guitar, Keyboard instrument, Western concert flute, Harmonica, Violin, and Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 1957. Denny was given the name Brian Frederick Hines on October 29th, 1944. Denny is also known as Denny Laine.


Earl Hines was a jazz, big band, and swing music musician. He holds the title I Can't Trust Myself Alone". His career lasted from 1920 to 1983. Earl was born on December 28th, 1903 in Duquesne, Pennsylvania, US. He passed away on April 22nd, 1983.


Brendan Hines is a film, television actor, and singer/songwriter. Brendan was born on December 28th, 1976 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.


She was most active from 1960 to 1960. Lori was given the name Linda Marie Hines on October 4th, 1941 in Kansas City, Missouri.


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Popularity of Hines as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hines U.S.
  White 57.72% 64.26%
  African American 36.73% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.49% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.31% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hines

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

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Fun Facts about the name Hines

  • How Popular is the name Hines? Hines is the 41,134th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hines was the 462nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hines have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 74 babies born with the first name Hines in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hines 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 Hines? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Hines first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hines is Thursday, February 20th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Hines born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hines was in 1921 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Hines: Your name in reverse order is Senih. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Seihn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hines? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 71,717 people with the last name Hines.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hines? Hines was ranked as the 462nd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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