Jericho

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4k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jericho

"Jericho" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Moon City". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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  1. A village in Palestine near the north end of the Dead Sea; in the Old Testament it was the first place taken by the Israelites under Joshua as they entered the Promised Land
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From Ancient Greek Ἰεριχώ (Ierikhṓ), from Biblical Hebrew יְרִיחוֹ (yərīḥō). Regarding the "place of concealment" sense, see 2 Samuel 10:5.

  1. An ancient city in the West Bank.
  2. A surname.
  3. (informal) A place of retirement or concealment.

Notable Persons Named Jericho

He was most prominent from 1996 to present. Jericho was given the name Jericho Vibar Rosales on September 22nd, 1979 in Quezon City. Jericho is also known as Echo.

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Jericho Cruz is a basketball player for the Rain and Shine Elasto Painters in the Philippine Basketball Association. His most notable accomplishments were from 2014 to present. Jericho was born on October 11th, 1990 in Pasig.

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Jericho Petilla is a Former Governor of the Province of Leyte, Former Governorof theProvince of Leyte, and Secretary of Energy (Philippines). He was most prominent from 2012 to 2015.

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Jericho is a hip hop music rapping. He has been prominent since 2004. Jericho was given the name Jericho Jerome Gawanab on May 21st, 1980. Jericho is also known as J-Twizzle.

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Jericho Shinde is a soccer player for the Nkana F.C. and Zambia national football team. Jericho was born on December 20th, 1959 in Kitwe, Northern Rhodesia.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jericho

Chris Jericho is a heavy metal music, rock music, and autobiography musician, songwriter, actor, and professional wrestler. He holds the title Enemy" by Fozzy. Chris was given the name Christopher Keith Irvine on November 9th, 1970 in Manhasset, New York. Chris is also known as Moongoose McQueen.

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Luke was born on October 18th, 1984.

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Jericho is a hip hop music rapping. He has been prominent since 2004. Jericho was given the name Jericho Jerome Gawanab on May 21st, 1980. Jericho is also known as J-Twizzle.

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Jeff Jericho is a hip hop music rapping. His ongoing career started in 2013. Jeff was born on November 21st, 1985 in Los Angeles.

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How popular is the baby name Jericho in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1970 5 0 5
1971 10 0 10
1973 8 0 8
1974 20 0 20
1975 19 0 19
1976 13 0 13
1977 22 0 22
1978 15 0 15
1979 28 0 28
1980 59 30 29
1981 48 19 29
1982 47 14 33
1983 40 10 30
1984 28 8 20
1985 21 8 13
1986 21 0 21
1987 19 6 13
1988 41 0 41
1989 54 6 48
1990 75 13 62
1991 53 7 46
1992 85 6 79
1993 73 9 64
1994 88 10 78
1995 89 8 81
1996 76 10 66
1997 81 0 81
1998 77 5 72
1999 77 11 66
2000 125 7 118
2001 132 7 125
2002 114 5 109
2003 107 0 107
2004 109 6 103
2005 101 0 101
2006 133 5 128
2007 160 8 152
2008 167 0 167
2009 179 6 173
2010 168 0 168
2011 191 5 186
2012 189 0 189
2013 224 6 218
2014 230 8 222
2015 206 6 200
2016 226 0 226

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Popularity of Jericho as a first name

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Popularity of Jericho as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jericho U.S.
  White 84.33% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.99% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.76% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.61% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jericho

People with the last name Jericho are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Jericho

  • How Popular is the name Jericho? Jericho is the 4,244th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jericho was the 86,005th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jericho have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,053 babies born with the first name Jericho in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jericho to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jericho? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Jericho first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jericho is Monday, October 28th, 1918.
  • What year had the most people named Jericho born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jericho was in 2016 with a total of 226 babies.
  • Random Jericho Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jericho is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Jericho: Your name in reverse order is Ohcirej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hecjrio. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jericho? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 217 people with the last name Jericho.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jericho? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jericho as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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