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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Innis

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  • A submission from Ireland says the name Innis means "Innis is an American name. Inis in Gaelic Irish is an island and usually a placename, translated in English as Ennis" and is of Unknown origin.

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Notable Persons Named Innis

His military service ended in 1904. Innis was born on February 7th, 1882 in Fort Laramie, Wyoming. He breathed his last breath on November 3rd, 1953.


Innis Newton Palmer is a military person. His military service ended in 1846.


Innis Green was an office holder. Innis was born on February 26th, 1776 in Hanover Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He died on August 4th, 1839.


Innis Brown is a football player. Innis was born on March 31st, 1884 in Franklin, Tennessee.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Innis

Harold Innis was an economic historian and communications scholar. Harold was born on November 5th, 1894 in Otterville, Ontario. He breathed his last breath on November 8th, 1952.


Roy Innis is an activist, politician, activism, and activistandpolitician. Roy was given the name Roy Emile Alfredo Innis on June 6th, 1934 in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.


Niger Innis is an activist, politician, activism, and activistandpolitician. Niger was given the name Niger Roy Innis by his parent Roy Innis in 1968 in Harlem.


Hubert van Innis was an athlete. Hubert was born on February 24th, 1866. He breathed his last breath on November 25th, 1961.


Chris Innis is a film editing and film editor. Chris was given the name Christina Jean Innis in San Diego. Chris is also known as Chris Innis.


Daniel E. Innis is an academic and businessman. Daniel was born on April 7th, 1963 in Columbus, Ohio.


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Popularity of Innis as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Innis U.S.
  White 69.72% 64.26%
  African American 21.66% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.79% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.34% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.03% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.46% 16.26%

Of Last Name Innis

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

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Fun Facts about the name Innis

  • How Popular is the name Innis? Innis is the 49,510th most popular name of all time. As a last name Innis was the 14,724th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Innis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 43 babies born with the first name Innis in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Innis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Innis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Innis is Saturday, January 26th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Innis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Innis was in 2001 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Innis: Your name in reverse order is Sinni. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Snnii. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Innis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,018 people with the last name Innis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Innis? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Innis as their last name since less than 1 person in 147k 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).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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