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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jethro

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Wiktionary

From Hebrew יִתְרוֹ (yitró, “Jethro”).

  1. (biblical) The father-in-law of Moses.
  2. A male given name of biblical origin.

Jethro was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Jethro

Jethro was born Jethro Tull in 1674 in Basildon, Berkshire, England. He left this life on February 21st, 1741.

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Jethro was given the name Geoffrey Rowe in 1948 in St Buryan. Jethro is also known as Geoffrey Rowe.

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Jethro Pugh was a football player. Jethro was born on July 3rd, 1944 in Windsor, North Carolina. He passed away on January 7th, 2015.

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Jethro Sumner is a military person. His military service ended in 1783.

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Jethro was born on March 16th, 1774. He left this life in 1834.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jethro

Jethro was given the name Geoffrey Rowe in 1948 in St Buryan. Jethro is also known as Geoffrey Rowe.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1893 5 0 5
1899 7 0 7
1900 7 0 7
1904 5 0 5
1907 6 0 6
1908 5 0 5
1909 5 0 5
1910 10 0 10
1911 12 0 12
1912 18 0 18
1913 29 0 29
1914 26 0 26
1915 20 0 20
1916 20 0 20
1917 32 0 32
1918 26 0 26
1919 36 0 36
1920 32 0 32
1921 33 0 33
1922 23 0 23
1923 46 0 46
1924 33 0 33
1925 30 0 30
1926 36 0 36
1927 28 0 28
1928 20 0 20
1929 15 0 15
1930 20 0 20
1931 24 0 24
1932 22 0 22
1933 22 0 22
1934 25 0 25
1935 21 0 21
1936 18 0 18
1937 15 0 15
1938 11 0 11
1939 16 0 16
1940 20 0 20
1941 20 0 20
1942 22 0 22
1943 20 0 20
1944 20 0 20
1945 21 0 21
1946 8 0 8
1947 17 0 17
1948 26 0 26
1949 34 0 34
1950 26 0 26
1951 25 0 25
1952 24 0 24
1953 28 0 28
1954 25 0 25
1955 22 0 22
1956 23 0 23
1957 27 0 27
1958 27 0 27
1959 13 0 13
1960 12 0 12
1961 12 0 12
1962 18 0 18
1963 9 0 9
1964 9 0 9
1965 11 0 11
1966 8 0 8
1967 8 0 8
1968 9 0 9
1969 11 0 11
1970 15 0 15
1971 14 0 14
1972 17 0 17
1973 14 0 14
1974 23 0 23
1975 13 0 13
1976 19 0 19
1977 18 0 18
1978 18 0 18
1979 19 0 19
1980 20 0 20
1981 21 0 21
1982 12 0 12
1983 20 0 20
1984 12 0 12
1985 18 0 18
1986 24 0 24
1987 16 0 16
1988 20 0 20
1989 16 0 16
1990 17 0 17
1991 17 0 17
1992 22 0 22
1993 21 0 21
1994 20 0 20
1995 15 0 15
1996 17 0 17
1997 14 0 14
1998 20 0 20
1999 21 0 21
2000 22 0 22
2001 18 0 18
2002 27 0 27
2003 16 0 16
2004 23 0 23
2005 26 0 26
2006 30 0 30
2007 32 0 32
2008 30 0 30
2009 62 0 62
2010 65 0 65
2011 72 0 72
2012 74 0 74
2013 87 0 87
2014 103 0 103
2015 112 0 112
2016 136 0 136
2017 114 0 114

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Popularity of Jethro as a first name

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Popularity of Jethro as a last name

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Common last names for Jethro

  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jackson
  • Moore
  • Green
  • Lewis
  • Allen

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jethro U.S.
  White 63.36% 64.26%
  African American 31.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jethro

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

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Fun Facts about the name Jethro

  • How Popular is the name Jethro? Jethro is the 5,328th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jethro was the 129,825th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jethro have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,896 babies born with the first name Jethro in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jethro to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jethro? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1893 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Jethro first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jethro is Friday, August 18th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Jethro born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jethro was in 2016 with a total of 136 babies.
  • Random Jethro Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jethro is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 7 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Jethro: Your name in reverse order is Orhtej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ojhter. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jethro? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 131 people with the last name Jethro.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jethro? Jethro is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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