Rupert

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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Rupert mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Rupert

"Rupert" is a name of French origin, and it means "Bright Fame". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. English leader (born in Germany) of the Royalist forces during the English Civil War (1619-1682)
Wiktionary

A German name, brought to England by Prince Rupert of the Rhine in the seventeenth century.

  1. (mostly U.K.) A male given name.
  2. A city in Idaho.
  3. An unincorporated community in Ohio.
  4. A town in Vermont.
  5. A town in West Virginia.
  6. (derogatory, slang, military) A junior army officer.

Rupert was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Rupert

Rupert Murdoch is a chairman, ceo of news corporation, executive chairman of news corp, ceo of 21st century fox, executive co-chairman of 21st century fox, news corporation, news corp, 21st century fox, ceo ofnews corporation(1979–2013), executive chairman ofnews corp(2013–p. Rupert was given the name Keith Rupert Murdoch by his parents Keith Murdoch and Elisabeth Murdoch (philanthropist) on March 11th, 1931 in Melbourne.

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Rupert Grint is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2000 to present. Rupert was given the name Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint on August 24th, 1988 in Harlow, Essex, England.

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Rupert Friend is an actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. His ongoing career started in 2004. Rupert was given the name Rupert William Anthony Friend on October 1st, 1981 in Stonesfield, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Rupert Everett is an actor and writer. He has had major accomplishments since 1981. Rupert was given the name Rupert James Hector Everett on May 29th, 1959 in Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, England.

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Rupert Sanders is a film director and director. Rupert was given the name Rupert Miles Sanders on March 16th, 1971 in Westminster.

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Rupert Evans is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Rupert was born on March 9th, 1976 in Staffordshire.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rupert

Prince Rupert was a soldier, statesman, privateer, and scientist. He holds the title Count Palatine of the Rhine. Prince was born as the child of Frederick V, Elector Palatine, Elizabeth Stuart, and Queen of Bohemia on December 17th, 1619 in Prague. He left this life on November 29th, 1682.

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Johann Rupert is a chairman of compagnie financiere richemont sa, richemont, and chairman ofcompagnie financiere richemont sa. Johann was born as the child of Anton Rupert on June 1st, 1950 in Stellenbosch.

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Anton Rupert was a businessman, conservationist, philanthropist, and conservation movement. Anton was born on October 4th, 1916 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa. He died on January 18th, 2006.

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Michael Rupert is an actor, singer, composer, director, and theatre director. His most notable accomplishments were from 1968 to present. Michael was given the name Michael John Rupert on October 23rd, 1951 in Denver.

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Rupert was royalty. He was most active from 1400 to 1410. Rupert was born as the child of Rupert II, Elector Palatine, and Beatrice of Sicily (1326–1365) on May 5th, 1352 in Amberg. He left this life on May 18th, 1410.

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Ryan Rupert is a hockey player for the Ottawa Senators in the National Hockey League. He has had major accomplishments since 2014. Ryan was born on June 2nd, 1994 in London, Ontario.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 0 6
1881 10 0 10
1882 11 0 11
1883 9 0 9
1884 15 0 15
1885 11 0 11
1886 11 0 11
1887 12 0 12
1888 11 0 11
1889 11 0 11
1890 16 0 16
1891 6 0 6
1892 16 0 16
1893 15 0 15
1894 19 0 19
1895 15 0 15
1896 20 0 20
1897 17 0 17
1898 22 0 22
1899 21 0 21
1900 27 0 27
1901 13 0 13
1902 9 0 9
1903 12 0 12
1904 20 0 20
1905 20 0 20
1906 21 0 21
1907 21 0 21
1908 17 0 17
1909 21 0 21
1910 33 0 33
1911 30 0 30
1912 69 0 69
1913 66 0 66
1914 91 0 91
1915 117 0 117
1916 107 0 107
1917 117 0 117
1918 138 0 138
1919 113 0 113
1920 161 5 156
1921 139 0 139
1922 137 5 132
1923 141 0 141
1924 108 0 108
1925 122 0 122
1926 99 0 99
1927 104 0 104
1928 99 0 99
1929 85 0 85
1930 85 6 79
1931 93 0 93
1932 82 0 82
1933 72 0 72
1934 68 0 68
1935 77 0 77
1936 93 0 93
1937 53 0 53
1938 61 0 61
1939 53 0 53
1940 56 0 56
1941 58 0 58
1942 60 0 60
1943 66 0 66
1944 48 0 48
1945 62 0 62
1946 45 0 45
1947 51 0 51
1948 70 0 70
1949 53 0 53
1950 54 0 54
1951 61 0 61
1952 63 0 63
1953 43 0 43
1954 39 0 39
1955 53 0 53
1956 37 0 37
1957 47 0 47
1958 32 0 32
1959 35 0 35
1960 50 0 50
1961 41 0 41
1962 43 0 43
1963 42 0 42
1964 33 0 33
1965 41 0 41
1966 21 0 21
1967 30 0 30
1968 20 0 20
1969 26 0 26
1970 23 0 23
1971 24 0 24
1972 28 0 28
1973 23 0 23
1974 21 0 21
1975 25 0 25
1976 25 0 25
1977 21 0 21
1978 10 0 10
1979 18 0 18
1980 14 0 14
1981 20 0 20
1982 23 0 23
1983 25 0 25
1984 14 0 14
1985 12 0 12
1986 18 0 18
1987 22 0 22
1988 10 0 10
1989 23 0 23
1990 11 0 11
1991 27 0 27
1992 19 0 19
1993 10 0 10
1994 8 0 8
1995 11 0 11
1996 15 0 15
1997 12 0 12
1998 12 0 12
1999 12 0 12
2000 13 0 13
2001 7 0 7
2002 14 0 14
2003 10 0 10
2004 12 0 12
2005 14 0 14
2006 8 0 8
2007 11 0 11
2008 12 0 12
2009 8 0 8
2010 15 0 15
2011 8 0 8
2012 13 0 13
2013 13 0 13
2014 16 0 16
2015 22 0 22
2016 15 0 15
2017 27 0 27

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Popularity of Rupert as a first name

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Popularity of Rupert as a last name

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Common last names for Rupert

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Lewis
  • Adams
  • Martin
  • Jackson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rupert U.S.
  White 86.59% 64.26%
  African American 8.32% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.64% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.54% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.79% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.12% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rupert

People with the last name Rupert are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Rupert

  • What name lists does Rupert rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Rupert? Rupert is the 3,602nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Rupert was the 4,474th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rupert have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,422 babies born with the first name Rupert in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rupert to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rupert? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Rupert first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rupert is Monday, March 15th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Rupert born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rupert was in 1920 with a total of 156 babies.
  • Random Rupert Factoid: According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rupert is not a popular baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1918.
  • Weird things about the name Rupert: Your name in reverse order is Trepur. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Retrpu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rupert? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,936 people with the last name Rupert.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rupert? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Rupert as their last name.

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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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