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First Name
768
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
8k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Purnell

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1913 5 0 5
1914 6 0 6
1915 11 0 11
1916 7 0 7
1917 7 0 7
1919 21 6 15
1920 10 0 10
1921 13 0 13
1923 5 0 5
1924 9 0 9
1925 10 0 10
1926 6 0 6
1927 11 0 11
1928 10 0 10
1929 9 0 9
1930 10 0 10
1931 8 0 8
1932 7 0 7
1933 9 0 9
1935 9 0 9
1937 8 0 8
1938 11 0 11
1939 11 0 11
1941 10 0 10
1942 6 0 6
1943 7 0 7
1944 18 0 18
1945 7 0 7
1946 14 0 14
1947 10 0 10
1948 15 0 15
1949 9 0 9
1950 8 0 8
1951 13 0 13
1952 11 0 11
1953 12 0 12
1954 12 0 12
1955 11 0 11
1956 10 0 10
1957 15 0 15
1958 15 0 15
1959 11 0 11
1960 8 0 8
1961 8 0 8
1962 5 0 5
1963 17 0 17
1964 19 0 19
1965 17 0 17
1966 14 0 14
1967 18 0 18
1968 8 0 8
1969 12 0 12
1970 13 0 13
1971 14 0 14
1972 13 0 13
1973 13 0 13
1974 7 0 7
1977 11 0 11
1978 11 0 11
1979 13 0 13
1980 6 0 6
1981 8 0 8
1982 9 0 9
1983 8 0 8
1984 9 0 9
1985 5 0 5
1986 6 0 6
1989 9 0 9
1990 10 0 10
1991 7 0 7
1992 10 0 10
1994 8 0 8
1995 8 0 8
2003 6 0 6
2004 5 0 5
2010 6 0 6

Fun Facts about the name Purnell

  • How many people with the first name Purnell have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 768 babies born with the first name Purnell in the United States. That's more than enough people named Purnell to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Purnell? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Purnell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Purnell is Tuesday, May 9th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Purnell born? The highest recorded use of the first name Purnell was in 1964 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Purnell Factoid: According to the 1915 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Purnell is not a popular baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1915.
  • Weird things about the name Purnell: Your name in reverse order is Llenrup. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Neulrpl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Purnell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,441 people with the last name Purnell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Purnell? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Purnell as their last name.
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Popularity of Purnell as a first name

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Popularity of Purnell as a last name

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Common last names for Purnell

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Purnell U.S.
  White 31.94% 64.26%
  African American 62.22% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.33% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.10% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.85% 16.26%

Of Last Name Purnell

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Other Inspirations for the Name Purnell

Purnell Art Company
Purnell Choppin
Purnell Furniture
Purnell Model For Cultural Competence
Purnell Moving Berlin Md
Purnell Museum
Purnell Clothing
Purnell School
Purnell House

What does the name Purnell mean?

Pis for pioneer, your adventuresome spirit.

Uis for understanding, you show for others.

Ris for responsible, honoring your obligations

Nis for noble, your regal bearing.

Eis for exquisite, who could argue?

Lis for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

Lis for look, the way you look at life.

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