• <100 Razor
First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Razor

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ra"zor
  1. A keen-edged knife of peculiar shape, used in shaving the hair from the face or the head; also called a straight razor."Take thee a barber's razor." [Ezek. v. 1.]
  2. a device used for shaving, having a replaceable blade with a very sharp edge; also called safety razor. Also a similar device, made of plastic, in which the blade is neither replaceable nor can be sharpened, intended to be discarded after the blade dulls -- called a disposable razor.
  3. [Zoöl] A tusk of a wild boar.

Etymology: OE. rasour, OF. rasur, LL. rasor: cf. F. rasoir, LL. rasorium. See Raze (v. t.) Rase (v. t.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Edge tool used in shaving
  2. Shave with a razor

From Old French rasour, from raser (“to scrape, to shave”).

  1. A keen-edged knife of peculiar shape, used in shaving the hair from the face or other parts of the body.
  2. Any tool or instrument designed for shaving.
  3. The sharp tusk of a wild boar.
  4. (philosophy) A conceptual device that allows one to shave away unlikely explanations for a phenomenon.

Notable Persons With the Name Razor

Razor Fist is a comics character.


Razor Shines is a noteworthy somebody. Razor was born on July 18th, 1956 in Durham, North Carolina. Razor is also known as Shines and Anthony Razor.


Razor Smith is a cricketer.


Razor Ledbetter was a baseball player. Razor was born on December 8th, 1894 in Rutherford College, North Carolina. He died on February 1st, 1969.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Razor

Steppin' Razor is an important individual.


Bianca Razor is a famous somebody. Bianca was born on August 8th, 1994.


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Popularity of Razor as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Razor U.S.
  White 52.06% 64.26%
  African American 43.57% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.37% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.62% 16.26%

Of Last Name Razor

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Razor

  • How Popular is the name Razor? As a last name Razor was the 29,473rd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Razor first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Razor is Thursday, July 17th, 1890.
  • How unique is the name Razor? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Razor. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Razor: Your name in reverse order is Rozar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rzaor. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Razor? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 801 people with the last name Razor.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Razor? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Razor as their last name since less than 1 person in 370k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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What does the name Razor mean?

Ris for rewards, from your hard work

Ais for accountable, someone to be counted on

Zis for zest, your zeal for life.

Ois for orderly, a lifelong passion.

Ris for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.