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since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Kieffer

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K is for kid, the child within.

I is for intriguing, arousing the curiosity of others

E is for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

F is for fun, your zest for life!

F is for fancy, never just plain you!

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

R is for responsible, honoring your obligations

Notable Persons Named Kieffer

Kieffer Bellows is a hockey player for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program in the United States Hockey League. Kieffer was born on June 10th, 1998 in Edina, Minnesota.


Kieffer Moore is a soccer player for the Forest Green Rovers F.C., Truro City F.C., Dorchester Town F.C., Yeovil Town F.C., and Viking FK. Kieffer was born on August 8th, 1992 in Torquay, England.


Kieffer Tom is an athlete for the FC Green Boys 77 Harlange-Tarchamps.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Kieffer

Philippe Kieffer is a military person.


Josef was born in 1900. He breathed his last breath in 1947.


Guy was born on May 25th, 1949.


Susan was born on November 17th, 1942 in Warren, Pennsylvania.


Brigitte was born on February 26th, 1958.


Maximilian was born on June 25th, 1990 in Bergisch Gladbach.


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Popularity of Kieffer as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kieffer U.S.
  White 94.16% 64.26%
  African American 0.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.04% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.19% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.69% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kieffer

People with the last name Kieffer are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kieffer

  • How Popular is the name Kieffer? Kieffer is the 29,411th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kieffer was the 5,241st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kieffer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 166 babies born with the first name Kieffer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kieffer to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kieffer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1989 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Kieffer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kieffer is Thursday, December 13th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Kieffer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kieffer was in 1994 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Kieffer: Your name in reverse order is Reffeik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Efikref. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kieffer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,656 people with the last name Kieffer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kieffer? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Kieffer as their last name.

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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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