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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Riggs

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Riggs

Riggs Stephenson was an athlete. Riggs was born on January 5th, 1898 in Akron, Alabama. He breathed his last breath on November 15th, 1985.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Riggs

Chandler Riggs is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 2005. Chandler was born on June 27th, 1999 in Atlanta.


Ransom Riggs is a children's literature writer. Ransom was born in Maryland.


Bobby was born on February 25th, 1918 in Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles. He passed away on October 25th, 1995.


Detective Martin Riggs is a fictional character. Detective is also known as Mad Cop and Chaos.


Joe Riggs is a martial artist. Joe was born on September 23rd, 1982 in Sanford, Maine, United States.


Christina was born on September 2nd, 1971. Christina is also known as Thomas and Christina Marie. She left this life on May 2nd, 2000.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1992 6 0 6
1994 6 0 6
1995 7 0 7
1996 6 0 6
1997 11 0 11
1998 7 0 7
1999 17 0 17
2000 8 0 8
2001 13 0 13
2002 9 0 9
2003 14 0 14
2004 13 0 13
2005 19 0 19
2006 18 0 18
2007 16 0 16
2008 23 0 23
2009 22 0 22
2010 29 0 29
2011 32 0 32
2012 44 0 44
2013 49 0 49
2014 51 0 51
2015 66 0 66
2016 65 0 65
2017 121 0 121

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Popularity of Riggs as a first name

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Popularity of Riggs as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Riggs U.S.
  White 87.67% 64.26%
  African American 6.09% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.47% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.58% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.38% 16.26%

Of Last Name Riggs

People with the last name Riggs are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Riggs

  • How Popular is the name Riggs? Riggs is the 13,555th most popular name of all time. As a last name Riggs was the 1,011th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Riggs have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 672 babies born with the first name Riggs in the United States. That's more than enough people named Riggs to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Riggs? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1992 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Riggs first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Riggs is Friday, February 12th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Riggs born? The highest recorded use of the first name Riggs was in 2017 with a total of 121 babies.
  • Random Riggs Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Riggs is not a popular baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Riggs: Your name in reverse order is Sggir. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ggrsi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Riggs? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 34,506 people with the last name Riggs.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Riggs? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 12 of them will have Riggs as their last name.

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