First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Spears

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  • A submission from Oklahoma, United States says the name Spears means "Spear" and is of Cherokee origin.

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  1. plural of spear

Notable Persons With the Last Name Spears

She holds the title You Got It All" and Freakshow". She was most prominent from 1992 to present. Britney was given the name Britney Jean Spears by her parent Lynne Spears on December 2nd, 1981 in McComb, Mississippi, U.S.


Jamie Lynn Spears is an actress and singer. She was most active from 2002 to present. Jamie was born as the child of Lynne Spears on April 4th, 1991 in McComb, Mississippi, U.S.


Bryan Spears is a film and television producer. Bryan was born as the child of Lynne Spears on April 19th, 1977 in Kentwood, Louisiana.


Lynne Spears is a grade school teacher, writer, and daycare operator. Lynne was given the name Lynne Irene Bridges in 1955 in McComb, Mississippi, U.S.


Aries Spears is a stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, and comedian. He was most active from 1989 to present. Aries was born Aries Spears on April 3rd, 1975 in Chicago.


Salwa was given the name Kendra Spears on August 5th, 1988 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Salwa is also known as Spears and Kendra.


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Popularity of Spears as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Spears U.S.
  White 66.95% 64.26%
  African American 26.34% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.56% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.47% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Spears

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

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Fun Facts about the name Spears

  • How Popular is the name Spears? As a last name Spears was the 830th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Spears first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Spears is Sunday, December 24th, 1882.
  • How unique is the name Spears? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Spears. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Spears: Your name in reverse order is Sraeps. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Srepas. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Spears? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 41,665 people with the last name Spears.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Spears? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 14 of them will have Spears as their last name.

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