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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sigourney

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  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Sigourney means "Conqueror" and is of Scandinavian origin.

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  1. (rare) A surname​ of French origin, also spelled Sigournay.
  2. (rare) A female given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Sigourney

Sigourney Weaver is an actress. She has been prominent since 1976. Sigourney was given the name Susan Alexandra Weaver by her parents Sylvester Weaver (executive) and Elizabeth Inglis on October 8th, 1949 in New York, U.S.


Sigourney Bandjar is a soccer player for the Feyenoord, S.B.V. Excelsior, RKC Waalwijk, and FC Taraz. Sigourney was born on August 18th, 1984 in Paramaribo.


Sigourney was born on March 24th, 1896. He left this life on November 2nd, 1944.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sigourney

Brita was born on January 17th, 1990.


Edith was born in Boston.


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Popularity of Sigourney as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sigourney U.S.
  White 92.86% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.10% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.10% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sigourney

People with the last name Sigourney are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Sigourney

  • How Popular is the name Sigourney? Sigourney is the 20,256th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sigourney was the 79,846th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sigourney have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 345 babies born with the first name Sigourney in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sigourney to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sigourney? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1984 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Sigourney first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sigourney is Thursday, January 31st, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Sigourney born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sigourney was in 1989 with a total of 43 babies.
  • Random Sigourney Factoid: According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sigourney is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 9 babies in California have the same name as you in 1989.
  • Weird things about the name Sigourney: Your name in reverse order is Yenruogis. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nsoegyiur. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sigourney? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 238 people with the last name Sigourney.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sigourney? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sigourney as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
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