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since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Layson

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Alt. Meaning

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

A is for adorable, how precious

Y is for young, the years never show!

S is for strength, there when needed.

O is for objective, always impartial

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Layson

James was born on October 8th, 1900. They left this life on July 7th, 1963.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Layson as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Layson U.S.
  White 64.96% 64.26%
  African American 7.54% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 20.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Layson

People with the last name Layson are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Layson

  • How Popular is the name Layson? Layson is the 34,616th most popular name of all time. As a last name Layson was the 28,909th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Layson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 115 babies born with the first name Layson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Layson 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 Layson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2001 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Layson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Layson is Sunday, July 25th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Layson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Layson was in 2016 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Layson: Your name in reverse order is Nosyal. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lasoyn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Layson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 822 people with the last name Layson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Layson? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Layson as their last name since less than 1 person in 357k 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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