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Meaning and Origin

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  1. English empiricist philosopher who believed that all knowledge is derived from sensory experience (1632-1704)
  1. An English surname​.
  2. John Locke (1632 – 1704); an influential English philosopher of the Enlightenment and social contract theorist.

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

Notable Persons Named Locke

Locke Craig was a Governor of North Carolina. He was most prominent from 1913 to 1917. Locke was born on August 16th, 1860 in Bertie County, North Carolina. He died on June 9th, 1924.


Locke was born in 1792. He passed away in 1856.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Locke

John Locke was a philosopher. John was born on August 29th, 1632 in Wrington. He left this life on October 28th, 1704.


Sondra Locke is an actress, singer, and director. She was most prominent from 1968 to 1999. Sondra was born on May 28th, 1944 in Shelbyville, Tennessee, U.S.


Spencer Locke is an actress. She has been prominent since 2000. Spencer was born on September 20th, 1991 in Winter Park, Florida, U.S.


Gary Locke is a 10th United States Ambassador to China, 36th United States Secretary of Commerce, and 5th King County Executive. Gary was born on January 21st, 1950 in Seattle.


Ollie Locke is a television personality. His most notable accomplishments were from 2011 to present. Ollie was given the name Oliver Locke on October 21st, 1987 in Southampton, Hampshire England, UK.


Alain LeRoy Locke was a writer, philosopher, educator, patron of the arts, and philosophy. Alain was given the name Alain Leroy Locke on September 13th, 1885 in Pennsylvania, U.S. He died on June 9th, 1954.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1916 5 0 5
1921 6 0 6
1924 6 0 6
1930 5 0 5
1942 7 0 7
1948 9 0 9
1952 6 0 6
1957 5 0 5
1963 5 0 5
1969 6 0 6
1983 5 0 5
1987 6 0 6
1993 6 0 6
1997 6 0 6
1998 5 0 5
1999 6 0 6
2000 6 0 6
2001 7 0 7
2002 7 0 7
2003 8 0 8
2005 6 0 6
2006 17 0 17
2007 14 0 14
2008 19 0 19
2009 28 0 28
2010 34 0 34
2011 39 0 39
2012 30 0 30
2013 36 0 36
2014 66 0 66
2015 46 0 46
2016 74 0 74
2017 60 0 60

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Popularity of Locke as a first name

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Popularity of Locke as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Locke U.S.
  White 81.22% 64.26%
  African American 12.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.25% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.79% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.22% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Locke

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

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Fun Facts about the name Locke

  • How Popular is the name Locke? Locke is the 14,698th most popular name of all time. As a last name Locke was the 1,272nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Locke have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 591 babies born with the first name Locke in the United States. That's more than enough people named Locke 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 Locke? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Locke first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Locke is Friday, November 7th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Locke born? The highest recorded use of the first name Locke was in 2016 with a total of 74 babies.
  • Random Locke Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Locke is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Locke: Your name in reverse order is Ekcol. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oclke. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Locke? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 27,643 people with the last name Locke.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Locke? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Locke 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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