Starr

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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Starr

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  • A submission from Massachusetts, United States says the name Starr means "Light" and is of African American origin.
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  1. Rock star and drummer for the Beatles (born in 1940)
Wiktionary

Late Latin starrum, from Hebrew [script needed] (šĕṭār).

  1. (historical) A receipt given by Jews on payment of debt.

starr was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Starr

Starr was given the name Marian Starr Wyman on January 27th, 1906 in Evanston, Illinois. They breathed their last breath in 1931.

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Starr Manning is a soap character.

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Starr Long is a game developer. Starr was given the name Starr McAuley Long in 1970 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Starr was born in Hamilton, Ontario.

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Starr the Slayer is a comics character.

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Starr Parodi is a neoclassicism, pop music, jazz, experimental music, soul music, rhythm, and blues composer, arrangement, conducting, record producer, and musician. She was most active from 1989 to present.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Starr

Ringo Starr is a rock music and pop music musician. He plays Ludwig Drums, Avedis Zildjian Company, and Remo. He was most prominent from 1957 to present. Ringo was given the name Richard Starkey on July 7th, 1940 in Dingle, Liverpool, England.

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Ken Starr is a President, Chancellor of Baylor University, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Chancellor ofBaylor University, 39th Solicitor General of the United States, and Judge of theUnited States Court of Appeals fo. Ken was given the name Kenneth Winston Starr on July 21st, 1946.

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Martin Starr is an actor. He was most active from 1992 to present. Martin was given the name Martin James Pflieger Schienle on July 30th, 1982 in Santa Monica, California, United States.

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Bobbi was born on April 6th, 1983 in , U.S.

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Antony Starr is an actor. He has been prominent since 1995. Antony was born on October 25th, 1975 in Auckland.

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Mike Starr was an alternative metal, grunge, heavy metal music, and alternative rock musician. He was most active from 1983 to 2011. Mike was given the name Michael Christopher Starr on April 4th, 1966 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He died on March 8th, 2011.

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How popular is the baby name Starr in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1914 13 6 7
1916 6 0 6
1918 13 5 8
1919 8 8 0
1920 6 0 6
1921 10 5 5
1922 14 14 0
1923 14 8 6
1925 6 0 6
1927 14 8 6
1929 6 0 6
1930 5 5 0
1931 7 7 0
1932 17 12 5
1933 8 8 0
1934 15 9 6
1935 14 7 7
1936 20 15 5
1937 23 23 0
1938 29 23 6
1939 19 13 6
1940 20 15 5
1941 44 38 6
1942 38 38 0
1943 45 37 8
1944 42 37 5
1945 49 39 10
1946 78 78 0
1947 130 120 10
1948 173 164 9
1949 101 96 5
1950 76 76 0
1951 102 97 5
1952 104 97 7
1953 110 104 6
1954 103 103 0
1955 87 87 0
1956 143 135 8
1957 117 111 6
1958 142 136 6
1959 124 115 9
1960 106 106 0
1961 120 113 7
1962 110 105 5
1963 93 93 0
1964 104 104 0
1965 71 71 0
1966 62 62 0
1967 49 49 0
1968 77 71 6
1969 80 80 0
1970 75 69 6
1971 70 64 6
1972 79 79 0
1973 63 63 0
1974 99 94 5
1975 116 116 0
1976 140 131 9
1977 190 183 7
1978 177 169 8
1979 195 195 0
1980 218 213 5
1981 196 191 5
1982 147 141 6
1983 168 161 7
1984 150 145 5
1985 115 115 0
1986 104 99 5
1987 89 89 0
1988 116 108 8
1989 130 124 6
1990 122 122 0
1991 135 135 0
1992 97 97 0
1993 109 103 6
1994 102 102 0
1995 93 93 0
1996 165 165 0
1997 307 302 5
1998 259 259 0
1999 215 209 6
2000 199 199 0
2001 178 178 0
2002 193 193 0
2003 160 160 0
2004 141 141 0
2005 140 135 5
2006 131 131 0
2007 136 136 0
2008 150 150 0
2009 145 145 0
2010 127 127 0
2011 98 98 0
2012 101 101 0
2013 93 93 0
2014 84 84 0
2015 73 73 0
2016 55 55 0
2017 47 47 0

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Popularity of Starr as a first name

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Popularity of Starr as a last name

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Common last names for Starr

  • Smith
  • Williams

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Starr U.S.
  White 83.39% 64.26%
  African American 8.22% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.59% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.90% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.24% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.66% 16.26%

Of Last Name Starr

People with the last name Starr are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Starr

  • How Popular is the name Starr? Starr is the 2,590th most popular name of all time. As a last name Starr was the 1,158th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Starr have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,459 babies born with the first name Starr in the United States. That's more than enough people named Starr to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Starr? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 13 new born babies.
  • When was Starr first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Starr is Tuesday, November 3rd, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Starr born? The highest recorded use of the first name Starr was in 1997 with a total of 302 babies.
  • Random Starr Factoid: According to the 1962 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Starr is not a popular baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1962.
  • Weird things about the name Starr: Your name in reverse order is Rrats. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Artrs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Starr? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 30,363 people with the last name Starr.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Starr? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 10 of them will have Starr as their last name.

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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