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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shriver

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Shriv"er
One who shrives; a confessor.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Shriver

Maria Shriver is a First Lady of California and First Lady ofCalifornia. Maria was born on November 6th, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.


Dame was given the name Eunice Mary Kennedy by her parents Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., and Rose Kennedy on July 10th, 1921 in , U.S. She left this life on August 11th, 2009.


Sargent Shriver was an office holder. His military service ended in 1945. Sargent was given the name Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. on November 9th, 1915 in Westminster, Maryland, U.S. He died on January 18th, 2011.


Lionel Shriver is a writer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 20 to 20. Lionel was given the name Margaret Ann Shriver on May 18th, 1957 in Gastonia, North Carolina, USA.


Pam Shriver is a tennis player. Pam was born on July 4th, 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.


Bobby Shriver is an activism, lawyer, journalist, and politician. Bobby was born on April 28th, 1954 in Chicago.


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Popularity of Shriver as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shriver U.S.
  White 95.34% 64.26%
  African American 0.24% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.42% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.72% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.83% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shriver

People with the last name Shriver are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Shriver

  • How Popular is the name Shriver? As a last name Shriver was the 5,817th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Shriver first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Shriver is Sunday, August 18th, 1872.
  • How unique is the name Shriver? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Shriver. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Shriver: Your name in reverse order is Revirhs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hevrrsi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shriver? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,942 people with the last name Shriver.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shriver? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Shriver as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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