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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rigby

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R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

G is for generous, your giving nature.

B is for beauty, that comes from within.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Notable Persons Named Rigby


Rigby Philip Watson Swift was a High Court of Justice. His most notable accomplishments were from 1920 to 1937. Rigby was born on June 7th, 1874. He breathed his last breath on October 19th, 1937.


Rigby was born in 1797. He left this life on July 24th, 1875.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rigby

Emma Rigby is an actress and model. She was most prominent from 2002 to 2002. Emma was given the name Emma Catherine Rigby on September 26th, 1989 in St Helens, Merseyside, England, UK.


Daniel Rigby is an actor. He was most active from 2004 to present. Daniel was born on December 6th, 1982.


Cathleen Roxanne Rigby is a speaker, actress, former gymnast, gymnastics, and formergymnast. Cathleen was born on December 12th, 1952 in Los Alamitos, California. Cathleen is also known as Cathy Rigby McCoy and Cathy Rigby Mason.


Terence Rigby was an actor. Terence was given the name Terence Christopher Rigby on January 2nd, 1937 in Erdington, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, UK. He died on August 10th, 2008.


Peter was born on September 29th, 1943.


Edward Rigby was an actor. Edward was given the name Edward Coke on February 5th, 1879 in Ashford, Kent, England. He died on April 5th, 1951.


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Popularity of Rigby as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rigby U.S.
  White 87.47% 64.26%
  African American 7.90% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.93% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.37% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.64% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.69% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rigby

People with the last name Rigby are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Rigby

  • How Popular is the name Rigby? Rigby is the 22,678th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rigby was the 5,388th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rigby have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 278 babies born with the first name Rigby in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rigby to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rigby? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1999 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Rigby first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rigby is Wednesday, December 28th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Rigby born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rigby was in 2015 with a total of 32 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Rigby: Your name in reverse order is Ybgir. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Biryg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rigby? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,458 people with the last name Rigby.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rigby? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Rigby 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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