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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Remington

"Remington" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the ridge town". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.


A habitational surname from the Lancashire village of Rimington, Old English "settlement by the Riming ("boundary") stream".

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name of modern usage, transferred from the surname.
  3. A town in Indiana
  4. A hamlet and census-designated place in Ohio
  5. A town in Virginia
  6. A town in Wisconsin
  7. A gun produced by the American manufacturer Remington Arms.

Notable Persons With the Name Remington

Remington Kellogg was a zoology and zoologist. Remington was born on October 5th, 1892 in Davenport, Iowa. Remington is also known as Arthur Remington Kellogg. He passed away on May 8th, 1969.


Remington D. B. Vernam was a leading individual. Remington was born on March 24th, 1896. He breathed his last breath on December 1st, 1918.


Remington Norman is a notable human.


Remington Vernam was a famed human. He passed away in 1907.


Remington Schuyler was a famed human. Remington was born in 1894 in Buffalo, New York. He left this life in 1973.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Remington

Frederic Remington was an artist in the fields of painting, sculpture, drawing, and mixed media. Frederic was given the name Frederic Sackrider Remington on October 4th, 1861 in Canton (village), New York. He breathed his last breath on December 26th, 1909.


Eliphalet Remington was an engineer. Eliphalet was born on October 28th, 1793 in Suffield, Connecticut. He breathed his last breath on August 12th, 1861.


Philo Remington was a businessperson and businessman. Philo was born as the child of Eliphalet Remington on October 31st, 1816 in Litchfield, New York. He passed away on April 4th, 1889.


William Remington was an influential person. William was given the name William Walter Remington on October 25th, 1917 in New York City. He left this life on November 24th, 1954.


Deborah Remington was an influential individual in the field of abstract art. Deborah was born Deborah Remington in 1930 in Haddonfield, New Jersey. She passed away on April 21st, 2010.


Phil Remington was a leading person. Phil was born in 1921. Phil is also known as Philip and Rem. He died in 2013.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1955 5 0 5
1977 5 0 5
1982 14 0 14
1983 106 0 106
1984 86 0 86
1985 70 0 70
1986 62 0 62
1987 73 0 73
1988 93 5 88
1989 147 5 142
1990 130 5 125
1991 139 9 130
1992 139 12 127
1993 142 20 122
1994 197 43 154
1995 184 44 140
1996 210 47 163
1997 244 46 198
1998 276 51 225
1999 280 57 223
2000 252 47 205
2001 230 38 192
2002 247 62 185
2003 268 54 214
2004 275 54 221
2005 297 69 228
2006 324 60 264
2007 327 55 272
2008 399 80 319
2009 564 113 451
2010 586 120 466
2011 673 123 550
2012 828 160 668
2013 1,109 240 869
2014 1,517 412 1,105
2015 1,655 460 1,195

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Popularity of Remington as a first name

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Popularity of Remington as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Remington U.S.
  White 93.69% 64.26%
  African American 0.73% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.95% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.63% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.79% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.21% 16.26%

Of Last Name Remington

People with the last name Remington are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Remington

  • How Popular is the name Remington? Remington is the 2,178th most popular name of all time. As a last name Remington was the 5,865th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Remington have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,153 babies born with the first name Remington in the United States. That's more than enough people named Remington to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Remington? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1955 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Remington first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Remington is Tuesday, June 5th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Remington born? The highest recorded use of the first name Remington was in 2015 with a total of 1,195 babies. That's a lot of babies named Remington!
  • Random Remington Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Remington ranks 71st in popularity as a baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 34 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Remington: Your name in reverse order is Notgnimer. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tinogmnre. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Remington? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,881 people with the last name Remington.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Remington? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Remington as their last name.

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What does the name Remington mean?

Ris for reassuring, eliminating doubts!

Eis for easy going, no ruffles here.

Mis for mighty, your inner strength.

Iis for intellect, your high capacity for knowledge

Nis for normal, step outside of the box!

Gis for glow, the warmth of your smile.

Tis for try, as hard as you can

Ois for ornate, nothing plain here!

Nis for nurturing, to all that need help

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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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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