Opie

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501
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Opie

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  • A submission from Utah, United States says the name Opie means ""traces back to the old Viking name "Asbjorn" ("God bear," essentially). The diminuative nickname of Asbjorn evolved from "Asbie" to "Obby" to "Oppy" to "Opie," which could mean "Son of Asbjorn." "" and is of Scandinavian origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun O"pie
Opium.
Wiktionary
  1. opium

Notable Persons Named Opie

Opie Taylor is a fictional character.

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Opie was born on October 10th, 1909. He left this life on November 6th, 1987.

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Opie Otterstad is a painter.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Opie

Julian Opie is an artist in the fields of painting, sculpture, and art. Julian was born in London.

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Catherine Opie is an artist. Catherine was born in Sandusky, Ohio.

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John Opie was an artist in the fields of historical painting, portraits, history, and portrait. John was born on May 16th, 1761 in Trevellas, Cornwall, England. He died on April 9th, 1807.

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Lisa was born on May 9th, 1991 in Denver.

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Chris was born on July 22nd, 1987 in Truro.

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Redvers was born in 1900. He died on February 10th, 1984.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1889 5 5 0
1903 7 7 0
1904 5 0 5
1906 5 5 0
1911 6 0 6
1912 12 7 5
1914 23 10 13
1915 15 8 7
1916 18 7 11
1917 31 15 16
1918 17 0 17
1919 14 8 6
1920 6 0 6
1921 7 0 7
1922 21 6 15
1923 15 5 10
1924 16 6 10
1925 15 5 10
1926 12 0 12
1927 5 0 5
1928 11 5 6
1929 9 0 9
1930 5 0 5
1931 5 0 5
1932 8 0 8
1933 5 0 5
1934 5 0 5
1935 6 0 6
1938 8 0 8
1941 7 0 7
1943 6 0 6
1947 6 0 6
1949 5 0 5
1951 7 0 7
1955 5 0 5
1961 9 0 9
1962 7 0 7
1963 8 0 8
1969 6 0 6
1970 5 0 5
1973 5 0 5
1976 5 0 5
1977 6 0 6
2012 5 0 5
2013 13 0 13
2014 15 0 15
2015 14 0 14
2016 30 0 30
2017 20 0 20

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Popularity of Opie as a last name

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Common last names for Opie

  • Smith
  • Reed
  • Jones
  • Miller
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Opie U.S.
  White 80.71% 64.26%
  African American 12.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.14% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.62% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.70% 16.26%

Of Last Name Opie

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

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Fun Facts about the name Opie

  • How Popular is the name Opie? Opie is the 16,295th most popular name of all time. As a last name Opie was the 25,601st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Opie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 501 babies born with the first name Opie in the United States. That's more than enough people named Opie to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Opie? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1889 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Opie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Opie is Friday, August 29th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Opie born? The highest recorded use of the first name Opie was in 2016 with a total of 30 babies.
  • Random Opie Factoid: According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Opie is not a popular baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, only 6 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1918.
  • Weird things about the name Opie: Your name in reverse order is Eipo. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Poie. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Opie? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 964 people with the last name Opie.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Opie? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Opie as their last name since less than 1 person in 303k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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)
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