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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Radford

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Alt. Meaning

R is for respect, earned through your actions

A is for approachable, constantly meeting new people

D is for dashing, the romantic you!

F is for future, always looking ahead.

O is for objective, always impartial

R is for realist, the way you are.

D is for dandy, a description of you!

Notable Persons Named Radford

Radford M. Neal is a in the fields of statistics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Radford was born on September 12th, 1956.

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Radford was born in 1914. He left this life on March 9th, 2012.

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Radford was born on January 1st, 1897 in near Telegraph Point, New South Wales. He left this life on January 1st, 1979.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Radford

Michael Radford is a film director and screenwriter. Michael was born on February 24th, 1946 in New Delhi.

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Eric was born on January 27th, 1985 in Red Lake, Ontario.

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Arthur W. Radford is a military person. His military service ended in 1957.

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Phil Radford is an environmental, clean energy, democracy leader, and sustainable energy. Phil was given the name Philip David Radford on January 2nd, 1976 in New Brunswick, NJ, U.S.

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Benjamin Radford is a writer, investigator, podcaster, and research fellow. Benjamin was born on October 2nd, 1970 in New York City.

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Basil Radford was an actor. He was most prominent from 1929 to 1952. Basil was given the name Arthur Basil Radford on June 25th, 1897 in Chester. He passed away on October 20th, 1952.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1885 5 0 5
1890 5 0 5
1892 5 0 5
1900 5 0 5
1903 5 0 5
1906 5 0 5
1911 5 0 5
1912 8 0 8
1913 6 0 6
1914 8 0 8
1915 15 0 15
1916 17 0 17
1917 19 0 19
1918 21 0 21
1919 14 0 14
1920 13 0 13
1921 24 0 24
1922 18 0 18
1923 21 0 21
1924 22 0 22
1925 23 0 23
1926 11 0 11
1927 16 0 16
1928 19 0 19
1929 15 0 15
1930 14 0 14
1931 11 0 11
1932 14 0 14
1933 13 0 13
1934 13 0 13
1935 26 0 26
1936 13 0 13
1937 19 0 19
1938 9 0 9
1939 18 0 18
1940 9 0 9
1941 21 0 21
1942 16 0 16
1943 13 0 13
1944 18 0 18
1945 14 0 14
1946 14 0 14
1947 13 0 13
1948 14 0 14
1949 19 0 19
1950 15 0 15
1951 12 0 12
1952 19 0 19
1953 19 0 19
1954 14 0 14
1955 20 0 20
1956 21 0 21
1957 25 0 25
1958 15 0 15
1959 18 0 18
1960 12 0 12
1961 16 0 16
1962 12 0 12
1963 15 0 15
1964 20 0 20
1965 22 0 22
1966 11 0 11
1967 17 0 17
1968 15 0 15
1969 9 0 9
1970 14 0 14
1971 11 0 11
1972 13 0 13
1973 6 0 6
1974 7 0 7
1975 6 0 6
1976 11 0 11
1977 12 0 12
1979 7 0 7
1981 9 0 9
1983 7 0 7
1984 9 0 9
1987 9 0 9
1988 9 0 9
1989 5 0 5
1990 7 0 7
1991 13 0 13
1994 7 0 7
2010 6 0 6
2012 6 0 6
2013 7 0 7
2014 6 0 6
2015 8 0 8
2016 8 0 8
2017 5 0 5

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Popularity of Radford as a first name

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Popularity of Radford as a last name

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Common last names for Radford

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Radford U.S.
  White 78.20% 64.26%
  African American 16.84% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.40% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.77% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.03% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.75% 16.26%

Of Last Name Radford

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

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Fun Facts about the name Radford

  • How Popular is the name Radford? Radford is the 9,582nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Radford was the 2,785th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Radford have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,161 babies born with the first name Radford in the United States. That's more than enough people named Radford to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Radford? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Radford first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Radford is Saturday, April 13th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Radford born? The highest recorded use of the first name Radford was in 1935 with a total of 26 babies.
  • Random Radford Factoid: According to the 1924 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Radford is not a popular baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1924.
  • Weird things about the name Radford: Your name in reverse order is Drofdar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ddfraor. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Radford? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 12,956 people with the last name Radford.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Radford? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Radford as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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