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First Name
660
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
28k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Rutherford

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 8 0 8
1881 6 0 6
1882 6 0 6
1883 5 0 5
1886 6 0 6
1897 7 0 7
1898 7 0 7
1905 9 0 9
1906 6 0 6
1909 5 0 5
1910 7 0 7
1911 7 0 7
1912 13 0 13
1913 13 0 13
1914 12 0 12
1915 19 0 19
1916 14 0 14
1917 21 0 21
1918 17 0 17
1919 16 0 16
1920 18 0 18
1921 25 0 25
1922 14 0 14
1923 13 0 13
1924 21 0 21
1925 14 0 14
1926 13 0 13
1927 13 0 13
1928 20 0 20
1929 7 0 7
1930 15 0 15
1931 11 0 11
1932 7 0 7
1933 11 0 11
1934 7 0 7
1935 14 0 14
1938 13 0 13
1939 6 0 6
1940 9 0 9
1941 12 0 12
1942 12 0 12
1944 8 0 8
1945 5 0 5
1946 9 0 9
1947 9 0 9
1948 7 0 7
1949 13 0 13
1950 7 0 7
1951 8 0 8
1952 6 0 6
1954 10 0 10
1955 8 0 8
1956 7 0 7
1957 6 0 6
1959 8 0 8
1961 5 0 5
1964 6 0 6
1965 5 0 5
1966 6 0 6
1970 6 0 6
1972 5 0 5
1977 7 0 7
1978 7 0 7
1990 7 0 7
2007 5 0 5
2012 5 0 5
2014 6 0 6

Fun Facts about the name Rutherford

  • How many people with the first name Rutherford have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 660 babies born with the first name Rutherford in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rutherford 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 Rutherford? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Rutherford first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rutherford is Tuesday, December 7th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Rutherford born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rutherford was in 1921 with a total of 25 babies.
  • Random Rutherford Factoid: According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rutherford is not a popular baby boy's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1921.
  • Weird things about the name Rutherford: Your name in reverse order is Drofrehtur. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Urrhoedrtf. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rutherford? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 28,079 people with the last name Rutherford.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rutherford? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 10 of them will have Rutherford as their last name.
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Common last names for Rutherford

  • Hayes
  • Smith
  • Hays
  • Jones
  • Andrews
  • Johnson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rutherford U.S.
  White 82.13% 64.26%
  African American 11.69% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.16% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.29% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.20% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rutherford

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Rutherford" mean? The list below shows the origins of Rutherford as well as things modernly associated with the name Rutherford such as celebrities named Rutherford.

English

Origin and Meaning of Rutherford

The name "Rutherford" is of English origin, and it means "From the cattle ford". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. British physicist (born in New Zealand) who discovered the atomic nucleus and proposed a nuclear model of the atom (1871-1937)
  2. British chemist who isolated nitrogen (1749-1819)
  3. A unit strength of a radioactive source equal to one million disintegrations per second

After Ernest Rutherford.

  1. An obsolete unit of radioactivity (symbol: rd), defined as the activity of a quantity of radioactive material in which one million nuclei decay per second.

rutherford was also found in the following language(s): Polish

Rutherford Hayes

Rutherford Hayes is an officeholder. Rutherford was born in 1822 as Rutherford Birchard Hayes in Delaware, Ohio, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Rutherford

Rutherford B Hayes
Rutherford Crossing
Rutherford Grill
Rutherford Institute
Rutherford Model
Rutherford Gold Foil Experiment
Rutherford Nj
Rutherford Pool
Rutherford County Schools Tn

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rutherford

Kelly Rutherford

Kelly Rutherford is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1987 to present. Kelly was born in 1968 as Kelly Rutherford Deane in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, U.S.

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Margaret Rutherford

Margaret Rutherford is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1925 to 1967. Margaret was born in 1892 as Margaret Taylor Rutherford in Balham, London, England.

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Ann Rutherford

Ann Rutherford is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1935 to 1976. Ann was born in 1920 as Therese Ann Rutherford in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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What does the name Rutherford mean?

Ris for rewards, from your hard work

Uis for unite, you bring people together.

Tis for treasure, of your friendship.

His for honor, your most valuable possession.

Eis for enrich, a quality you share.

Ris for romantic, hopelessly so

Fis for forgiving, of others and your own mistakes

Ois for observant, nothing gets by you!

Ris for relax, you know how!

Dis for discreet, you can keep a secret.

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