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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Minnis

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Alt. Meaning

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

I is for intuitive, others should trust your instincts

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

N is for novel, don't get too complicated!

I is for imagination, never be afraid to share your ideas

S is for serene, your calm time.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Minnis

Chelsey was born in 1970.


Chaney Kley was an actor. Chaney was given the name Chaney Kley Minnis on August 20th, 1972 in Manassas, Virginia. He breathed his last breath on July 24th, 2007.


He died in 2001.


Marvin Minnis is a football player. He was most active from 2001 to 2005. Marvin was born on February 6th, 1977 in Miami. Marvin is also known as Minnis, Marvin Dwayne; Minnis, Marvin D.; Minnis, and Snoop.


Hubert Minnis is a Leader of the Free National Movement, Member of the House of Assembly of the Bahamas for Killarney, Leader of theFree National Movement, and Member of theHouse of Assembly of the Bahamasfor Killarney. Hubert was born in Bain Town, Bahamas.


Karen Minnis is a 63.


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International Interest for Minnis

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Minnis as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Minnis U.S.
  White 62.97% 64.26%
  African American 30.32% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.44% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.43% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.30% 16.26%

Of Last Name Minnis

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

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Fun Facts about the name Minnis

  • How Popular is the name Minnis? Minnis is the 71,837th most popular name of all time. As a last name Minnis was the 10,021st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Minnis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11 babies born with the first name Minnis in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Minnis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Minnis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Minnis is Monday, December 28th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Minnis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Minnis was in 1936 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Random Minnis Factoid: According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Minnis is not a popular baby boy's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1918.
  • Weird things about the name Minnis: Your name in reverse order is Sinnim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nsimni. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Minnis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,216 people with the last name Minnis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Minnis? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Minnis 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).
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