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Fun Facts about the name Simmons

  • How many people with the first name Simmons have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17 babies born with the first name Simmons in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Simmons? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Simmons first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Simmons is Saturday, February 8th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Simmons born? The highest recorded use of the first name Simmons was in 1919 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Simmons: Your name in reverse order is Snommis. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mosismn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Simmons? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 210,182 people with the last name Simmons.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Simmons? Simmons was ranked as the 114th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
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Popularity of Simmons as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Simmons U.S.
  White 57.91% 64.26%
  African American 36.15% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.47% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.67% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.52% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Simmons

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

  1. A southern English patronymic surname from the given name Simon.

Other Inspirations for the Name Simmons

Simmons Bank
Simmons College
Simmons Beautyrest
Simmons Beautyrest Recharge
Simmons Furniture
Simmons Management Group
Simmons Mattress
Simmons Scopes
Simmons Library

Notable Persons With the Last Name Simmons

J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons is an actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1986 to present. J.K. was born in 1955 as Jonathan Kimble Simmons in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, U.S.


Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons is a musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor specializing in hard rock and heavy metal music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1963 to present. Gene was born in 1949 as Chaim Witz () in Tirat Carmel, Haifa, Israel.


Kimora Lee Simmons

Kimora Lee Simmons is a model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1992 to present. Kimora was born in 1975 as Kimora Lee Perkins in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.


Richard Simmons

Richard Simmons is a physical fitness expert, voice actor, and political activist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1969 to present. Richard was born in 1948 as Milton Teagle Simmons in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.


Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons is a co-founder of def jam and founder of phat farm, argyleculture, american classics. Russell was born in 1957 as Russell Wendell Simmons in Queens, New York, United States.


Jean Simmons

Jean Simmons is an actress, singer, and dancer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1944 to 2009. Jean was born in 1929 as Jean Merilyn Simmons in Lower Holloway, London, England, UK.


Henry Simmons

Henry was born in 1970 as Henry Oswald Simmons, Jr. in Stamford, Connecticut, United States.


Shadia Simmons

Shadia Simmons is an actress and teacher with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1995 to present. Shadia was born in 1986 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Joseph Simmons

Joseph Simmons is a rapper, producer, d.j., and reverend with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1981 to present. Joseph was born in 1964 as Joseph Ward Simmons in Queens, New York, U.S.


Brian Simmons

Brian Simmons is a NFL player. Brian was born in 1975 in New Bern, North Carolina.


What does the name Simmons mean?

Sis for superb, a great attitude about life.

Iis for ideals, no higher!

Mis for melody, the song of life.

Mis for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

Ois for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

Nis for number one, make sure to take care of yourself above all others

Sis for select, as few are chosen.

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