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Meaning and Origin

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  1. British sculptor whose works are monumental organic forms (1898-1986)
  2. United States poet noted for irony and wit (1887-1872)
  3. Irish poet who wrote nostalgic and patriotic verse (1779-1852)
  4. English philosopher (1873-1958)
  5. English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)
  6. United States composer of works noted for their use of the American vernacular (1893-1969)
  1. Many toponymic place names, or parts of place names, derived from moor.
  2. An English and Irish surname similarly derived.

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

Notable Persons Named Moore

Moore Marriott was a character actor. His career lasted from 1912 to 1949. Moore was given the name George Thomas Moore Marriott on September 14th, 1885 in West Drayton, Middlesex, England. He left this life on December 11th, 1949.


Moore was born on May 10th, 1870 in Rossendale. He left this life on January 15th, 1947.


Moore was born on January 6th, 1863. He left this life on November 22nd, 1922.


He breathed his last breath in 1611.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Moore

Mary Tyler Moore is an actress. She was most prominent from 1957 to present. Mary was born on December 29th, 1936 in Brooklyn.


Mandy Moore is a singer-songwriter, actress, model, and fashion designer. Her ongoing career started in 1999. Mandy was given the name Amanda Leigh Moore on April 10th, 1984 in Nashua, New Hampshire, U.S.


Pink is a pop music, rock music, contemporary r&b, folk music, and dance music musician. She has had major accomplishments since 1995. Pink was given the name Alecia Beth Moore on September 8th, 1979 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Pink is also known as P!NK.


She was most prominent from 1981 to present. Demi was born on November 11th, 1962 in Roswell, New Mexico, U.S.


Julianne Moore is an actress, children's author, and children's literature. Her ongoing career started in 1983. Julianne was given the name Julie Anne Smith on December 3rd, 1960 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S.


Skrillex is an electronic dance music, dubstep, electro house, and post-hardcore musician. His ongoing career started in 2002. Skrillex was given the name Sonny John Moore on January 15th, 1988 in Highland Park, Los Angeles, California, U.S.


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Popularity of Moore as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Moore U.S.
  White 66.41% 64.26%
  African American 27.74% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.68% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.34% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.34% 16.26%

Of Last Name Moore

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

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Fun Facts about the name Moore

  • How Popular is the name Moore? Moore is the 56,370th most popular name of all time. As a last name Moore was the 18th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Moore have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 28 babies born with the first name Moore in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Moore? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Moore first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Moore is Wednesday, April 1st, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Moore born? The highest recorded use of the first name Moore was in 1913 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Moore: Your name in reverse order is Eroom. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ooemr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Moore? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 724,374 people with the last name Moore.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Moore? Moore was ranked as the 18th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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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