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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Smokey

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  • A user from Texas, United States says the name Smokey is of English origin and means "Soul of fire".

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  1. (US) A state trooper.

Notable Persons Named Smokey

Smokey Robinson is a musician. His ongoing career started in 1955. Smokey was given the name William Robinson, Jr. on February 19th, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.


Smokey Bear is a fictional character.


Smokey Yunick is a nascar driver.


Smokey Johnson was a musician. He plays Drum kit. His career lasted from 1993 to 1993. Smokey was given the name Joseph Johnson on November 14th, 1936 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. He died on October 6th, 2015.


Smokey Hogg was a texas blues and country blues musician. He plays Guitar. His career lasted from 1930 to 1950. Smokey was given the name Andrew Hogg on January 27th, 1914 in Westconnie, Texas, United States. He died on May 1st, 1960.


Smokey Wilson was a west coast blues and juke joint blues guitarist, singing, and songwriter. He plays Guitar and Human voice. His most notable accomplishments were from 1970 to present. Smokey was given the name Robert Lee Wilson on July 11th, 1936 in Glen Allan, Mississippi, United States. Smokey is also known as Wilson and Robert Lee. He passed away on September 8th, 2015.


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Popularity of Smokey as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Smokey U.S.
  White 34.21% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 50.88% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.53% 16.26%

Of Last Name Smokey

People with the last name Smokey are most frequently White, American Indian and Alaska Native, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Smokey

  • How Popular is the name Smokey? Smokey is the 33,429th most popular name of all time. As a last name Smokey was the 145,220th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Smokey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 125 babies born with the first name Smokey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Smokey 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 Smokey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Smokey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Smokey is Tuesday, May 25th, 1897.
  • What year had the most people named Smokey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Smokey was in 1977 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Smokey: Your name in reverse order is Yekoms. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oyeksm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Smokey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 114 people with the last name Smokey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Smokey? Smokey is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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