First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hosey

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Alt. Meaning

H is for hero, as you appear to many.

O is for optimistic, look at the bright side!

S is for sweetheart, you really are!

E is for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Hosey


Steve Hosey is a baseball player. Steve was born on April 2nd, 1969 in Oakland, California.


Dwayne Hosey is an athlete. Dwayne was born on March 11th, 1967 in Sharon, Pennsylvania.


William J. Hosey was an office holder. William was born on May 5th, 1854 in New Orleans. He left this life on September 10th, 1937.



Lonnie was born on December 1st, 1946 in Dunbarton, South Carolina, United States.


Where is the name Hosey popular?

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Popularity of Hosey as a last name

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Common last names for Hosey

  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Jackson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hosey U.S.
  White 69.72% 64.26%
  African American 25.49% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.32% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.01% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.03% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hosey

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

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Fun Facts about the name Hosey

  • How Popular is the name Hosey? Hosey is the 18,740th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hosey was the 8,775th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hosey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 394 babies born with the first name Hosey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hosey 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 Hosey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Hosey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hosey is Friday, March 20th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Hosey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hosey was in 1913 with a total of 23 babies.
  • Random Hosey Factoid: According to the 1910 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hosey is not a popular baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1910.
  • Weird things about the name Hosey: Your name in reverse order is Yesoh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oshey. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hosey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,735 people with the last name Hosey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hosey? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Hosey 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).
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