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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
any bird of the family Trochilidæ, of which over one hundred genera are known, including about four hundred species. They are found only in America and are most abundant in the tropics. They are mostly of very small size with long slender bills adapted to sucking nectar from flowers, and are noted for the very brilliant iridescent colors of their plumage and their peculiar habit of hovering about flowers while vibrating their wings very rapidly with a humming noise; the wings are specialized for hovering flight, but they can also dart forward and fly quite rapidly. They feed both upon the nectar of flowers and upon small insects. The common humming bird or ruby-throat of the Eastern United States is Trochilus colubris. Several other species are found in the Western United States. See Calliope, and Ruby-throat.
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  1. Tiny American bird having brilliant iridescent plumage and long slender bills; wings are specialized for vibrating flight

humming +‎ bird, in reference to the humming sound made by the rapidly moving wings.

  1. Any of various small American birds in the family Trochilidae that have the ability to hover.

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Popularity of Hummingbird as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hummingbird U.S.
  White 14.24% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 73.59% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.34% 16.26%

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People with the last name Hummingbird are most frequently White or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Hummingbird

  • How Popular is the name Hummingbird? As a last name Hummingbird was the 59,901st most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Hummingbird? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Hummingbird was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Hummingbird: Your name in reverse order is Dribgnimmuh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rnmbiiumgdh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hummingbird? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 337 people with the last name Hummingbird.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hummingbird? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hummingbird as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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