Roosevelt

First Name
38k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
1k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Roosevelt

"Roosevelt" is a name of Dutch origin, and it means "From the rose field". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. 26th President of the United States; hero of the Spanish-American War; Panama Canal was built during his administration ("Theodore Roosevelt said `Speak softly but carry a big stick'")
  2. 32nd President of the United States; elected four times; instituted New Deal to counter the Great Depression and led country during World War II (1882-1945)
  3. Wife of Franklin Roosevelt and a strong advocate of human rights (1884-1962)
Wiktionary

Dutch roos (“rose”) + veld (“field”)

  1. An American surname of Dutch origin, derived from words meaning rose and open country; borne by two Presidents of U.S.
  2. (chiefly US) A male given name given in honor of the Presidents.

Notable Persons Named Roosevelt

Bink is a hip hop music producer, musician, and record producer. He plays Keyboard instrument, Music Production Center, and Drum kit. He was most active from 1996 to present. Bink was given the name Roosevelt Harrell III . Bink is also known as Bink!, Bink Dawg, B. Dog, Mr. Bink, and Humble Monsta.

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Roosevelt Skerrit is a Prime Minister of Dominica. Roosevelt was born on June 8th, 1972 in Roseau.

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Roosevelt Nix is a football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Roosevelt was born on March 30th, 1992 in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

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Roosevelt Sykes was a blues and boogie-woogie musician. He was most active from 1920 to 1983. Roosevelt was born on January 31st, 1906 in Elmar, Arkansas, United States. Roosevelt is also known as The Honeydripper. He passed away on July 17th, 1983.

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Roosevelt Barnes is an athlete for the Detroit Lions. Roosevelt was born on August 3rd, 1958 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Roosevelt Leaks is a football player for the History of the Baltimore Colts and Buffalo Bills. Roosevelt was born on January 31st, 1953 in Brenham, Texas.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt was a Member of the New York State Senate, for the 26th District, 32nd President of the United States, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and Member of theNew York State Senate. He holds the title Nothing to Fear, State of the Union, FDR Pearl Harbor speech, and A date which will live in infamy". Franklin was born on January 30th, 1882 in Hyde Park, New York, U.S. He died on April 12th, 1945.

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Theodore Roosevelt was a New York State Assembly Minority Leader, 26th President of the United States, 25th Vice President of the United States, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and New York State AssemblyMinority Leader. He holds the title The right of the people to rule" and Address to the Boys Progressive League. His military service ended in 1886. Theodore was born on October 27th, 1858 in New York City, New York, U.S. He passed away on January 6th, 1919.

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Eleanor Roosevelt was a Chairperson of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women, Chairperson of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, United States Representative to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, First Lady of New York, Chairperson of thePresi. She holds the title State of the Union. Eleanor was born on October 11th, 1884 in New York City. She left this life on November 7th, 1962.

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Alice was given the name Alice Lee Roosevelt by her parents Theodore Roosevelt and Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt on February 12th, 1884 in United States. She died on February 20th, 1980.

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James Roosevelt was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, from California's 26th district, Chairman of the California Democratic Party, Chairman of theCalifornia Democratic Party, Secretary to the President, and Secretary to the President of the United States. He was most prominent from 1955 to 1965. His military service ended in 1959. James was born on December 23rd, 1907 in New York City, U.S. He passed away on August 13th, 1991.

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Edith Roosevelt was a First Lady of New York, First Lady of the United States, and Second Lady of the United States. Edith was born on August 6th, 1861 in Norwich, Connecticut. She died on September 30th, 1948.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1895 12 0 12
1896 7 0 7
1897 7 0 7
1898 8 0 8
1899 23 0 23
1900 72 0 72
1901 90 0 90
1902 172 6 166
1903 196 0 196 #99 boy name
1904 236 6 230 #93 boy name
1905 272 8 264 #91 boy name
1906 198 0 198
1907 220 0 220
1908 194 0 194
1909 160 0 160
1910 222 0 222
1911 197 0 197
1912 267 0 267
1913 241 0 241
1914 266 0 266
1915 272 0 272
1916 328 0 328
1917 285 0 285
1918 337 6 331
1919 365 6 359
1920 358 0 358
1921 365 0 365
1922 365 0 365
1923 430 5 425
1924 403 0 403
1925 450 0 450
1926 477 6 471
1927 484 0 484
1928 515 7 508
1929 500 5 495
1930 534 0 534
1931 472 6 466
1932 837 6 831
1933 1,226 17 1,209
1934 1,025 11 1,014
1935 766 7 759
1936 737 0 737
1937 685 8 677
1938 663 0 663
1939 594 8 586
1940 639 5 634
1941 647 0 647
1942 608 0 608
1943 610 0 610
1944 567 0 567
1945 566 0 566
1946 522 5 517
1947 554 0 554
1948 596 0 596
1949 609 5 604
1950 586 0 586
1951 557 0 557
1952 598 6 592
1953 587 0 587
1954 616 5 611
1955 598 9 589
1956 615 8 607
1957 592 10 582
1958 502 7 495
1959 475 8 467
1960 481 6 475
1961 433 7 426
1962 432 9 423
1963 441 0 441
1964 398 6 392
1965 360 6 354
1966 304 0 304
1967 298 5 293
1968 303 5 298
1969 260 0 260
1970 288 0 288
1971 258 0 258
1972 230 0 230
1973 202 0 202
1974 220 0 220
1975 200 0 200
1976 207 0 207
1977 202 0 202
1978 164 0 164
1979 189 0 189
1980 207 0 207
1981 164 0 164
1982 159 0 159
1983 140 0 140
1984 170 0 170
1985 157 0 157
1986 141 0 141
1987 156 6 150
1988 148 0 148
1989 160 0 160
1990 144 0 144
1991 132 0 132
1992 126 0 126
1993 125 0 125
1994 102 0 102
1995 99 0 99
1996 72 0 72
1997 89 0 89
1998 54 0 54
1999 76 0 76
2000 54 0 54
2001 60 0 60
2002 59 0 59
2003 62 0 62
2004 47 0 47
2005 48 0 48
2006 63 0 63
2007 65 0 65
2008 58 0 58
2009 54 0 54
2010 60 0 60
2011 39 0 39
2012 48 0 48
2013 49 10 39
2014 48 0 48
2015 56 6 50
2016 68 13 55

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Popularity of Roosevelt as a first name

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Popularity of Roosevelt as a last name

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Common last names for Roosevelt

  • Williams
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  • Jones
  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Jackson
  • Davis
  • Harris
  • Thomas
  • Robinson
  • Walker
  • Moore
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Green
  • Wright
  • Lewis
  • Mitchell

Common first names for Roosevelt

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Roosevelt U.S.
  White 65.90% 64.26%
  African American 23.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.09% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.99% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.69% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.49% 16.26%

Of Last Name Roosevelt

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

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Fun Facts about the name Roosevelt

  • How Popular is the name Roosevelt? Roosevelt is the 1,188th most popular name of all time. As a last name Roosevelt was the 24,822nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Roosevelt have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 37,606 babies born with the first name Roosevelt in the United States. That's more than enough people named Roosevelt to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Roosevelt? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1895 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Roosevelt first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Roosevelt is Saturday, April 1st, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Roosevelt born? The highest recorded use of the first name Roosevelt was in 1933 with a total of 1,209 babies. That's a lot of babies named Roosevelt!
  • Random Roosevelt Factoid: According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Roosevelt ranks 62nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 59 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1922.
  • Weird things about the name Roosevelt: Your name in reverse order is Tlevesoor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lsetveoro. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Roosevelt? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,003 people with the last name Roosevelt.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Roosevelt? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Roosevelt as their last name since less than 1 person in 294k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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