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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Runyan

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Alt. Meaning

R is for relax, you know how!

U is for useful, always to others.

N is for nifty, how neat!

Y is for young, the years never show!

A is for angelic, a truly pure heart

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Runyan

Tygh was born on June 13th, 1976 in Vancouver.


Damon Runyon was a writer. Damon was given the name Alfred Damon Runyan on October 4th, 1880 in Manhattan, Kansas. He breathed his last breath on December 10th, 1946.


Marla Runyan is an athlete. Marla was born on January 4th, 1969 in Santa Maria, California, U.S.


Jon Runyan is a football player. Jon was born on November 27th, 1973 in Flint, Michigan.


Paul Runyan is a golf player.


William was given the name William Marion Runyan on January 21st, 1870 in Marion, New York. He died on July 29th, 1957.


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Popularity of Runyan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Runyan U.S.
  White 94.68% 64.26%
  African American 0.67% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.41% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.40% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.65% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.19% 16.26%

Of Last Name Runyan

People with the last name Runyan are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Runyan

  • How Popular is the name Runyan? As a last name Runyan was the 5,518th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Runyan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Runyan is Friday, October 5th, 1894.
  • How unique is the name Runyan? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Runyan. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Runyan: Your name in reverse order is Naynur. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yrannu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Runyan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,301 people with the last name Runyan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Runyan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Runyan as their last name.

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