Kaiser

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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Kaiser mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Kaiser

"Kaiser" is a name of German origin, and it means "Leader". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Kai"ser
The ancient title of emperors of Germany assumed by King William of Prussia when crowned sovereign of the new German empire in 1871.

Etymology: Gr., fr. L. Caesar. Cf. Kesar, and Czar

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The title of the Holy Roman Emperors or the emperors of Austria or of Germany until 1918
Wiktionary

From German Kaiser (“emperor”).

  1. An emperor of a German-speaking country, particularly the Holy Roman Empire (962–1806), the Austrian Empire (1806–1918), or the German Empire (1871–1918) — often specifically Wilhelm II — or (rarely) any emperor.

Kaiser was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Kaiser

Kaiser was born on March 6th, 1966.

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Kaiser Tufail is a history of aviation, indus river, and population genetics. His military service ended in 30.

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Kaiser Wilhelm was a baseball player. Kaiser was born on January 26th, 1874 in Wooster, Ohio. He left this life on May 22nd, 1936.

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Kaiser Haq is a professor, writer, and translator. Kaiser was born on December 7th, 1950 in Dhaka.

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Kaiser Kalambo was a soccer player for the Roan United F.C. and Zambia national football team. Kaiser was born on July 6th, 1953 in Luanshya. He left this life on March 18th, 2014.

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Kaiser was born on June 11th, 1899. He passed away on January 3rd, 1948.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kaiser

Henry J. Kaiser was an industrialist, shipbuilder, and business magnate. Henry was born on May 9th, 1882 in Sprout Brook, New York, U.S. He breathed his last breath on August 24th, 1967.

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Dominik Kaiser is a soccer player for the RB Leipzig, FC Normannia Gmünd, VfL Kirchheim/Teck, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim II, and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Dominik was born on September 16th, 1988 in Mutlangen.

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George Kaiser is a chairman of bok financial corp., chairman, and chairmanofbok financial corp. George was born on July 29th, 1942 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Henry Kaiser is a free improvisation, jazz, and rock music musician. He plays Guitar. Henry was born on September 19th, 1952 in Oakland, California, United States.

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Norman Kerry was an actor. He was most prominent from 1916 to 1941. Norman was given the name Arnold Kaiser on June 16th, 1894 in Rochester, New York, U.S. He breathed his last breath on January 12th, 1956.

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Jr Edgar Kaiser was a financier. Jr was given the name Edgar Fosburgh Kaiser, Jr by their parents Edgar Kaiser and Sr on July 5th, 1942 in Portland, Oregon, U.S. Jr is also known as Kaiser, Edgar Fosburgh, and Jr.. They passed away on January 11th, 2012.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 8 0 8
1917 7 0 7
1918 9 0 9
1919 7 0 7
1920 9 0 9
1923 6 0 6
1924 7 0 7
1925 7 0 7
1936 5 0 5
1944 5 0 5
1947 5 0 5
1948 10 0 10
1960 5 0 5
1966 5 0 5
1968 7 0 7
1971 9 0 9
1972 5 0 5
1973 6 0 6
1977 6 0 6
1978 7 0 7
1979 6 0 6
1980 6 0 6
1983 5 0 5
1985 6 0 6
1987 5 0 5
1988 6 0 6
1989 6 0 6
1990 12 0 12
1991 11 0 11
1992 10 0 10
1993 8 0 8
1994 8 0 8
1995 11 0 11
1996 16 0 16
1997 15 0 15
1998 24 0 24
1999 25 0 25
2000 23 0 23
2001 21 0 21
2002 19 0 19
2003 25 0 25
2004 32 0 32
2005 22 0 22
2006 43 0 43
2007 48 0 48
2008 57 0 57
2009 46 0 46
2010 59 0 59
2011 47 0 47
2012 46 0 46
2013 62 0 62
2014 69 0 69
2015 140 0 140
2016 207 5 202
2017 229 5 224

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Popularity of Kaiser as a first name

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Popularity of Kaiser as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kaiser U.S.
  White 93.15% 64.26%
  African American 1.66% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.04% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.45% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.38% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.32% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kaiser

People with the last name Kaiser are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kaiser

  • How Popular is the name Kaiser? Kaiser is the 8,084th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kaiser was the 1,039th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kaiser have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,510 babies born with the first name Kaiser in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kaiser to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kaiser? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Kaiser first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kaiser is Friday, May 1st, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Kaiser born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kaiser was in 2017 with a total of 224 babies.
  • Random Kaiser Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kaiser is not a popular baby boy's name in Missouri. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Kaiser: Your name in reverse order is Resiak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kresai. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kaiser? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 33,480 people with the last name Kaiser.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kaiser? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Kaiser as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.