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Morton

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 16 0 16
1881 14 0 14
1882 23 0 23
1883 6 0 6
1884 11 0 11
1885 8 0 8
1886 6 0 6
1887 18 0 18
1888 53 0 53
1889 36 0 36
1890 31 0 31
1891 15 0 15
1892 27 0 27
1893 20 0 20
1894 27 0 27
1895 23 0 23
1896 18 0 18
1897 14 0 14
1898 13 0 13
1899 11 0 11
1900 13 0 13
1901 10 0 10
1902 15 0 15
1903 12 0 12
1904 19 0 19
1905 25 0 25
1906 31 0 31
1907 36 0 36
1908 28 0 28
1909 25 0 25
1910 40 0 40
1911 73 0 73
1912 137 0 137
1913 185 0 185
1914 233 0 233
1915 286 0 286
1916 320 0 320
1917 343 0 343
1918 402 5 397
1919 377 0 377
1920 435 0 435
1921 462 0 462
1922 459 0 459
1923 482 0 482
1924 472 0 472
1925 415 0 415
1926 442 0 442
1927 410 0 410
1928 369 0 369
1929 388 0 388
1930 367 0 367
1931 405 0 405
1932 403 0 403
1933 331 0 331
1934 309 0 309
1935 310 0 310
1936 275 0 275
1937 218 0 218
1938 198 0 198
1939 141 0 141
1940 132 0 132
1941 118 0 118
1942 118 0 118
1943 119 0 119
1944 94 0 94
1945 108 0 108
1946 94 0 94
1947 96 0 96
1948 62 0 62
1949 68 0 68
1950 55 0 55
1951 55 0 55
1952 44 0 44
1953 50 0 50
1954 54 0 54
1955 32 0 32
1956 38 0 38
1957 40 0 40
1958 38 0 38
1959 32 0 32
1960 32 0 32
1961 30 0 30
1962 36 0 36
1963 29 0 29
1964 30 0 30
1965 21 0 21
1966 30 0 30
1967 19 0 19
1968 21 0 21
1969 21 0 21
1970 14 0 14
1971 25 0 25
1972 20 0 20
1973 9 0 9
1974 9 0 9
1975 10 0 10
1976 15 0 15
1977 10 0 10
1978 15 0 15
1979 17 0 17
1980 9 0 9
1981 16 0 16
1982 6 0 6
1984 7 0 7
1985 8 0 8
1987 10 0 10
1988 5 0 5
1989 12 0 12
1990 5 0 5
1991 5 0 5
1992 6 0 6
1993 13 0 13
1996 6 0 6
1997 9 0 9
1998 8 0 8
2000 5 0 5
2004 7 0 7
2005 7 0 7
2008 5 0 5
2011 7 0 7

Want to know about the popularity of the Morton baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,307 babies born with the name Morton in the United States. That's more than enough Mortons to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 16 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Morton" was in 1923 with a total of 482 babies.

According to the 1934 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Morton" ranks #94 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, 136 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1934. Across the entire United States a total of 309 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Morton popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Morton

The name "Morton" is of English origin, and it means "From the moor town". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States jazz musician who moved from ragtime to New Orleans jazz (1885-1941)

Other Inspirations for the Name Morton

Morton Buildings
Morton Salt
Morton Bmw
Morton Fine Art
Morton Neuroma
Morton Street Mews
Morton Downey
Morton Pa

Alternative Meanings

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

T is for tender, loving nature.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Your name in reverse order is "Notrom". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ornmto". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Morton born Jan 20, 1945

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central India approximately on 1850. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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