Nash

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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nash

"Nash" is a name of American origin, and it means "Dweller by the ash tree". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Nash
Firm; stiff; hard; also, chilly.

Etymology: Etymol. uncertain

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States writer noted for his droll epigrams (1902-1971)
Wiktionary

From Old English æsc "ash tree", for a person or place located near ash trees.

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Nash

Nash was born on December 28th, 1997 in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States.

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Nash Edgerton is a stunt performer, filmmaking, and stuntman/filmmaker. He was most active from 1991 to present. Nash was born on January 19th, 1973 in Blacktown.

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Nash the Slash was a progressive rock and electronic music musician. He plays Electric mandolin, Electric violin, Electronic keyboard, Synthesizer, and Glockenspiel. He was most prominent from 1975 to 2012. Nash was given the name James Jeffrey Plewman on March 26th, 1948 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He passed away on May 10th, 2014.

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Nash Aguas is an actor, singing, model (people), singer, and model. He has had major accomplishments since 2004. Nash was given the name Aeign Zackrey Nash Victoriano Aguas on October 10th, 1998 in San Roque, Northern Samar.

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Nash Buckingham was an author, conservationist, and conservation movement. Nash was born on May 31st, 1880. He passed away on March 10th, 1971.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Nash

Steve Nash is a basketball player for the Golden State Warriors, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, and Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association. He was most active from 1996 to 2015. Steve was born on February 7th, 1974 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Kevin Nash is a wrestler. Kevin was born on July 9th, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan, United States.

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Graham Nash is a rock, roll, pop music, folk rock, and soft rock musician, songwriter, activist, digital photographer, and digital photography. His ongoing career started in 1958. Graham was given the name Graham William Nash on February 2nd, 1942 in Blackpool, Lancashire.

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Alicia was given the name Alicia Esther Lardé Lopez-Harrison on January 1st, 1933 in San Salvador. Alicia is also known as Alicia Esther Lopez-Harrison de Lardé. She breathed her last breath on May 23rd, 2015.

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The-Dream is a contemporary r&b singing, songwriter, and record producer. He was most active from 2001 to present. The-Dream was given the name Terius Youngdell Nash on September 20th, 1977.

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Jr. John Forbes Nash was a scientist in the fields of mathematics and economics. Jr. was born on June 13th, 1928 in Bluefield, West Virginia, U.S. They left this life on May 23rd, 2015.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1910 5 0 5
1912 5 0 5
1913 9 0 9
1914 11 0 11
1915 12 0 12
1916 15 0 15
1917 9 0 9
1918 6 0 6
1919 12 0 12
1920 18 0 18
1921 13 0 13
1922 16 0 16
1923 22 0 22
1924 9 0 9
1925 19 0 19
1926 15 0 15
1927 10 0 10
1928 20 0 20
1929 16 0 16
1930 17 0 17
1931 12 0 12
1932 11 0 11
1933 13 0 13
1934 12 0 12
1935 8 0 8
1936 5 0 5
1937 11 0 11
1938 11 0 11
1939 14 0 14
1940 9 0 9
1941 18 0 18
1942 11 0 11
1943 9 0 9
1944 9 0 9
1945 12 0 12
1946 12 0 12
1947 13 0 13
1948 16 0 16
1949 6 0 6
1950 15 0 15
1951 10 0 10
1952 10 0 10
1953 11 0 11
1954 8 0 8
1955 14 0 14
1956 12 0 12
1957 9 0 9
1958 10 0 10
1959 13 0 13
1960 11 0 11
1961 12 0 12
1962 6 0 6
1963 10 0 10
1964 7 0 7
1967 11 0 11
1968 5 0 5
1970 12 0 12
1971 13 0 13
1972 12 0 12
1973 19 0 19
1974 12 0 12
1975 12 0 12
1976 11 0 11
1977 14 0 14
1978 16 0 16
1979 22 0 22
1980 22 0 22
1981 10 0 10
1982 29 0 29
1983 22 0 22
1984 20 0 20
1985 24 0 24
1986 26 0 26
1987 39 0 39
1988 50 0 50
1989 56 6 50
1990 67 0 67
1991 66 0 66
1992 52 0 52
1993 59 6 53
1994 61 6 55
1995 55 0 55
1996 110 0 110
1997 196 0 196
1998 204 0 204
1999 214 0 214
2000 168 0 168
2001 170 0 170
2002 187 0 187
2003 162 0 162
2004 167 0 167
2005 188 0 188
2006 288 0 288
2007 327 0 327
2008 358 0 358
2009 359 0 359
2010 404 0 404
2011 492 0 492
2012 499 0 499
2013 600 0 600
2014 876 7 869
2015 997 6 991
2016 1,262 6 1,256
2017 1,280 7 1,273

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Popularity of Nash as a first name

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Popularity of Nash as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nash U.S.
  White 69.34% 64.26%
  African American 24.62% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.80% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.43% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nash

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

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Fun Facts about the name Nash

  • What name lists does Nash rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Nash? Nash is the 2,354th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nash was the 569th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nash have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,954 babies born with the first name Nash in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nash to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nash? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1910 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Nash first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nash is Thursday, May 6th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Nash born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nash was in 2017 with a total of 1,273 babies. That's a lot of babies named Nash!
  • Random Nash Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nash ranks 89th in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 16 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Nash: Your name in reverse order is Hsan. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nash. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nash? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 58,714 people with the last name Nash.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nash? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 20 of them will have Nash 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).
  • 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.
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