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since 1880
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in 2010


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Fun Facts about the name Man

  • How many people with the first name Man have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 257 babies born with the first name Man in the United States. That's more than enough people named Man 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 Man? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Man first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Man is Saturday, June 24th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Man born? The highest recorded use of the first name Man was in 2014 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Random Man Factoid: According to the 1981 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Man is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1981.
  • Weird things about the name Man: Your name in reverse order is Nam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nma. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Man? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,010 people with the last name Man.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Man? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Man as their last name.
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Common last names for Man

  • Wong
  • Lee
  • Kim
  • Chan
  • Nguyen
  • Ho
  • Chow
  • Ng
  • Cheng
  • Chu

Common first names for Man

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Man U.S.
  White 22.27% 64.26%
  African American 2.99% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 67.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.20% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.57% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.49% 16.26%

Of Last Name Man

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Man" mean? The list below shows the origins of Man as well as things modernly associated with the name Man such as celebrities named Man.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Man
  1. A human being; -- opposed to beast."These men went about wide, and man found they none, But fair country, and wild beast many [a] one." [R. of Glouc.]"The king is but a man, as I am; the violet smells to him as it doth to me." [Shak.]"'Tain't a fit night out for man nor beast!" [W. C. Fields]
  2. Especially:An adult male person; a grown-up male person, as distinguished from a woman or a child."When I became a man, I put away childish things." [I Cor. xiii. 11.]"Ceneus, a woman once, and once a man." [Dryden.]
  3. The human race; mankind."And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion." [Gen. i. 26.]"The proper study of mankind is man." [Pope.]
  4. The male portion of the human race."Woman has, in general, much stronger propensity than man to the discharge of parental duties." [Cowper.]
  5. One possessing in a high degree the distinctive qualities of manhood; one having manly excellence of any kind."This was the noblest Roman of them all . . . the elements So mixed in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world “This was a man!”" [Shak.]
  6. An adult male servant; also, a vassal; a subject."Like master, like man." [Old Proverb.]"The vassal, or tenant, kneeling, ungirt, uncovered, and holding up his hands between those of his lord, professed that he did become his man from that day forth, of life, limb, and earthly honor." [Blackstone.]
  7. A term of familiar address at one time implying on the part of the speaker some degree of authority, impatience, or haste; as, Come, man, we 've no time to lose! In the latter half of the 20th century it became used in a broader sense as simply a familiar and informal form of address, but is not used in business or formal situations; as, hey, man! You want to go to a movie tonight?.(Informal)
  8. A married man; a husband; -- correlative to wife."I pronounce that they are man and wife." [Book of Com. Prayer.]"every wife ought to answer for her man." [Addison.]
  9. One, or any one, indefinitely; -- a modified survival of the Saxon use of man, or mon, as an indefinite pronoun."A man can not make him laugh." [Shak.]"A man would expect to find some antiquities; but all they have to show of this nature is an old rostrum of a Roman ship." [Addison.]
  10. One of the piece with which certain games, as chess or draughts, are played.

Note: Man is often used as a prefix in composition, or as a separate adjective, its sense being usually self-explaining; as, man child, man eater or maneater, man-eating, man hater or manhater, man-hating, manhunter, man-hunting, mankiller, man-killing, man midwife, man pleaser, man servant, man-shaped, manslayer, manstealer, man-stealing manthief, man worship, etc. Man is also used as a suffix to denote a person of the male sex having a business which pertains to the thing spoken of in the qualifying part of the compound; ash man, butter man, laundry man, lumber man, milk man, fire man, repair man, show man, water man, wood man. Where the combination is not familiar, or where some specific meaning of the compound is to be avoided, man is used as a separate substantive in the foregoing sense; as, apple man, cloth man, coal man, hardware man, wood manas distinguished from wood man).

Etymology: AS. mann man monn mon; akin to OS., D., & OHG. man, G. mann, Icel. maðr, for mannr, Dan. Mand, Sw. man, Goth. manna, Skr. manu manus, and perh. to Skr. man to think, and E. mind. √104. Cf. Minx a pert girl

verb Man
  1. To supply with men; to furnish with a sufficient force or complement of men, as for management, service, defense, or the like; to guard; as, to man a ship, boat, or fort."See how the surly Warwick mans the wall !" [Shak.]"They man their boats, and all their young men arm." [Waller.]
  2. To furnish with strength for action; to prepare for efficiency; to fortify."Theodosius having mannedhis soul with proper reflections." [Addison.]
  3. To tame, as a hawk.(R)
  4. To furnish with a servant or servants.(Obs)
  5. To wait on as a manservant.(Obs)

Note: ☞ In “Othello,” V. ii. 270, the meaning is uncertain, being, perhaps: To point, to aim, or to manage.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
  2. All of the living human inhabitants of the earth ("she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women")
  3. Game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games
  4. One of the British Isles in the Irish Sea
  5. An adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
  6. A male person who plays a significant role (husband or lover or boyfriend) in the life of a particular woman ("she takes good care of her man")
  7. An adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent) ("the army will make a man of you")
  8. The generic use of the word to refer to any human being ("it was every man for himself")
  9. A male subordinate ("he awaited word from his man in Havana")
  10. Someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
  11. A manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer ("Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man")
  12. Provide with workers ("We cannot man all the desks" and "Students were manning the booths")
  13. Take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place ("Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning")

From man

  1. The genus Homo.
  2. (poetic) Humankind in general.

    Man was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, Norwegian Bokmål, and Norwegian Nynorsk

    Man Tat Ng

    Man Tat Ng is an actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1976 to present. Man was born in 1952 in Xiamen, Fujian, China.


    Other Inspirations for the Name Man

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Man

    Method Man

    Method Man is a rapper, producer, and actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1992 to present. Method was born in 1971 as Clifford Smith in Hempstead, New York, U.S.


    Sammi Cheng

    Sammi Cheng is a singer and actress specializing in cantopop and mandopop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1990 to 2005. Sammi was born in 1972 as Cheng Sau Man in Hong Kong.


    Sheren Tang

    Sheren Tang is a chinese-language singer and actor with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1 to present. Sheren was born in 1966 as Tang Shui Man in Hong Kong.


    Annie Man

    Annie Man is a chinese-language singer and actor with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1 to present. Annie was born in 1976 in Hong Kong.


    Steven Man

    Steven was born in 1964.


    What does the name Man mean?

    Mis for mirth, your laughter.

    Ais for admirable, you certainly are!

    Nis for natural, the genuine side of you.

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