Meadow

First Name
6k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
926
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Meadow mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Meadow

"Meadow" is a name of American origin, and it means "Field of Grass or Vegetation". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mead"ow
Senses
  1. A tract of low or level land producing grass which is mown for hay; any field on which grass is grown for hay.
  2. Low land covered with coarse grass or rank herbage near rives and in marshy places by the sea; as, the salt meadows near Newark Bay.

Etymology: AS. meady; akin to mǣd, and to G. matte; prob. also to E. mow. See Mow to cut (grass), and cf. 2d Mead

adjective Mead"ow
Of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow; produced, growing, or living in, a meadow.

Note: ☞ For many names of plants compounded with meadow, see the particular word in the Vocabulary.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A field where grass or alfalfa are grown to be made into hay
Wiktionary
  1. A town in Texas.
  2. A town in Utah.

Notable Persons Named Meadow

Meadow Soprano is a fictional character. Meadow is also known as FBI code name is "Princess Bing"; some friends and family call her "Med"; Carmela often calls her "Miss Meadow".

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Meadowlark Lemon was a basketball player, actor, minister, and minister (christianity). Meadowlark was given the name Meadow Lemon III on April 25th, 1932 in Wilmington, North Carolina. He breathed his last breath on December 27th, 2015.

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Meadow Sisto is an actress. She was most prominent from 1992 to 2005. Meadow was born on September 30th, 1972 in Grass Valley, California, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Meadow

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Stephanie was born on January 20th, 1992 in Jordanstown.

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Herb Meadow was a writer and producer. Herb was given the name Herman Meadow on May 27th, 1911. He died on March 1st, 1995.

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Ralph Meadow is a football player for the Canton Bulldogs.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1914 6 6 0
1969 6 6 0
1970 5 5 0
1971 8 8 0
1972 15 15 0
1973 15 15 0
1974 14 14 0
1975 26 26 0
1976 23 23 0
1977 23 23 0
1978 19 19 0
1979 21 21 0
1980 21 21 0
1981 19 19 0
1982 11 11 0
1983 6 6 0
1984 10 10 0
1986 7 7 0
1990 5 5 0
1991 5 5 0
1993 9 9 0
1994 12 12 0
1995 16 16 0
1996 20 20 0
1997 15 15 0
1998 17 17 0
1999 38 38 0
2000 134 134 0
2001 293 293 0
2002 269 269 0
2003 326 326 0
2004 339 339 0
2005 295 295 0
2006 341 341 0
2007 380 380 0
2008 325 325 0
2009 320 320 0
2010 303 303 0
2011 292 292 0
2012 267 267 0
2013 257 257 0
2014 373 373 0
2015 420 420 0
2016 423 423 0

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Popularity of Meadow as a first name

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Popularity of Meadow as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Meadow U.S.
  White 86.61% 64.26%
  African American 9.72% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.97% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.84% 16.26%

Of Last Name Meadow

People with the last name Meadow are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Meadow

  • How Popular is the name Meadow? Meadow is the 3,403rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Meadow was the 26,362nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Meadow have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,749 babies born with the first name Meadow in the United States. That's more than enough people named Meadow to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Meadow? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Meadow first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Meadow is Friday, July 11th, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Meadow born? The highest recorded use of the first name Meadow was in 2016 with a total of 423 babies.
  • Random Meadow Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Meadow is not a popular baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 7 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Meadow: Your name in reverse order is Wodaem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Wdomae. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Meadow? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 926 people with the last name Meadow.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Meadow? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Meadow as their last name since less than 1 person in 323k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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.