Rayford

First Name
5k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
5k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Rayford

"Rayford" is a name of English origin, and it means "Counselor. Variant of Raymond". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Notable Persons Named Rayford

Rayford Steele is an influential person.

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Rayford Barnes was a noteworthy individual. He was most active from 1952 to 1997. Rayford was born on October 23rd, 1920 in Whitesboro, Texas, U.S. Rayford is also known as Ray. He breathed his last breath on November 11th, 2000.

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Rayford Petty is a famous somebody. Rayford is also known as Petty, Rayford Tilman; Petty, Rayford T.; Petty, and Ray.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rayford

Robert Rayford was an important human. Robert was born on February 3rd, 1953 in St. Louis. He died on May 15th, 1969.

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Sugaray Rayford is an electric blues and soul blues musician. He was most active from 1990 to 1990. Sugaray was given the name Caron Nimoy Rayford on February 13th, 1969 in Smith County, Texas, United States. Sugaray is also known as Rayford and Caron Nimoy (birth name).

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Floyd Rayford is a baseball. Floyd was born on July 27th, 1957 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1896 8 0 8
1900 6 0 6
1901 5 0 5
1903 5 0 5
1906 5 0 5
1907 8 0 8
1908 6 0 6
1909 13 0 13
1910 7 0 7
1911 13 0 13
1912 23 0 23
1913 28 0 28
1914 29 0 29
1915 44 0 44
1916 27 0 27
1917 50 0 50
1918 60 0 60
1919 79 0 79
1920 73 0 73
1921 71 0 71
1922 80 0 80
1923 78 0 78
1924 81 0 81
1925 99 0 99
1926 82 0 82
1927 92 0 92
1928 95 0 95
1929 90 0 90
1930 90 0 90
1931 80 0 80
1932 96 0 96
1933 78 0 78
1934 93 0 93
1935 91 0 91
1936 82 0 82
1937 124 0 124
1938 101 0 101
1939 88 0 88
1940 96 0 96
1941 84 0 84
1942 92 0 92
1943 103 0 103
1944 111 0 111
1945 77 0 77
1946 99 0 99
1947 105 0 105
1948 90 0 90
1949 90 0 90
1950 99 0 99
1951 96 0 96
1952 111 0 111
1953 87 0 87
1954 96 0 96
1955 89 0 89
1956 94 0 94
1957 81 0 81
1958 83 0 83
1959 56 0 56
1960 76 0 76
1961 69 0 69
1962 79 0 79
1963 61 0 61
1964 64 0 64
1965 56 0 56
1966 57 0 57
1967 71 0 71
1968 58 0 58
1969 50 0 50
1970 40 0 40
1971 52 0 52
1972 43 0 43
1973 24 0 24
1974 35 0 35
1975 36 0 36
1976 23 0 23
1977 31 0 31
1978 29 0 29
1979 35 0 35
1980 24 0 24
1981 30 0 30
1982 34 0 34
1983 22 0 22
1984 30 0 30
1985 18 0 18
1986 26 0 26
1987 22 0 22
1988 21 0 21
1989 20 0 20
1990 22 0 22
1991 23 0 23
1992 17 0 17
1993 8 0 8
1994 11 0 11
1995 7 0 7
1996 12 0 12
1997 10 0 10
1998 10 0 10
1999 11 0 11
2000 6 0 6
2001 14 0 14
2002 12 0 12
2004 10 0 10
2005 11 0 11
2006 7 0 7
2007 6 0 6
2008 10 0 10
2010 6 0 6
2011 5 0 5
2012 5 0 5
2013 6 0 6
2014 7 0 7

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Popularity of Rayford as a first name

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Popularity of Rayford as a last name

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Common last names for Rayford

  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Moore
  • Davis
  • Martin
  • Thompson
  • Harris
  • Hill
  • Lee

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rayford U.S.
  White 8.49% 64.26%
  African American 85.08% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.15% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.31% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.03% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rayford

People with the last name Rayford are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Rayford

  • How Popular is the name Rayford? Rayford is the 3,495th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rayford was the 7,270th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rayford have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,491 babies born with the first name Rayford in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rayford to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rayford? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1896 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Rayford first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rayford is Wednesday, March 28th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Rayford born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rayford was in 1937 with a total of 124 babies.
  • Random Rayford Factoid: According to the 1953 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rayford is not a popular baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1953.
  • Weird things about the name Rayford: Your name in reverse order is Drofyar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Afdyorr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rayford? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,584 people with the last name Rayford.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rayford? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Rayford as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
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