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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Imlay

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Alt. Meaning

I is for intriguing, arousing the curiosity of others

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

L is for lucky, who is more?

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Imlay

Fanny was born on May 14th, 1794 in Le Havre. Fanny is also known as Wollstonecraft, Frances; Godwin, and Fanny. She died on October 9th, 1816.


Gilbert was born on February 9th, 1754. He left this life on November 20th, 1828.


Tut Imlay was a football player. Tut was born on March 20th, 1902 in Panguitch, Utah. He left this life on May 17th, 1962.


Chris Imlay is a musical artist.


Alan was born on February 14th, 1885. Alan is also known as Alan Durant Imlay. He left this life on July 3rd, 1959.


Doc Imlay was a baseball player. Doc was born on January 12th, 1889 in Allentown, New Jersey. He breathed his last breath on October 7th, 1948.


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Popularity of Imlay as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Imlay U.S.
  White 92.79% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.71% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.18% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.08% 16.26%

Of Last Name Imlay

People with the last name Imlay are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Imlay

  • How Popular is the name Imlay? As a last name Imlay was the 29,019th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Imlay first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Imlay is Saturday, January 20th, 1900.
  • How unique is the name Imlay? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Imlay. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Imlay: Your name in reverse order is Yalmi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Liamy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Imlay? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 818 people with the last name Imlay.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Imlay? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Imlay as their last name since less than 1 person in 357k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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