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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Milliken

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Alt. Meaning

M is for musical, your hidden talent!

I is for intriguing, arousing the curiosity of others

L is for little, the little things you do.

L is for look, the way you look at life.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

K is for knowledge, an avid learner

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Milliken

William Milliken is a 54th Lieutenant Governor of Michigan. His military service ended in 1945. William was born on March 26th, 1922 in , U.S.


Peter Milliken is a Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons. He was most prominent from 2001 to 2011. Peter was born on November 12th, 1946 in Kingston, Ontario.


Mary Sue Milliken is a celebrity chef.



Roger was born on October 24th, 1915 in New York City. He died on December 30th, 2010.


Edwin was born in 1839. He breathed his last breath on August 26th, 1897.


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Popularity of Milliken as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Milliken U.S.
  White 90.95% 64.26%
  African American 4.44% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.67% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.26% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.83% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.86% 16.26%

Of Last Name Milliken

People with the last name Milliken are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Milliken

  • How Popular is the name Milliken? As a last name Milliken was the 5,892nd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Milliken first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Milliken is Monday, March 20th, 1911.
  • How unique is the name Milliken? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Milliken. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Milliken: Your name in reverse order is Nekillim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mekililn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Milliken? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,857 people with the last name Milliken.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Milliken? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Milliken as their last name.

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