Steele

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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  1. English writer (1672-1729)
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From Middle English stele (“steel”); either a metal worker or a person considered to be as hard as steel.

  1. An English and Scottish surname​.
  2. A town in Alabama.
  3. A city in Missouri.
  4. A city/town in North Dakota.

Notable Persons Named Steele

Steele Stebbins is an actor. He was most prominent from 2014 to present. Steele was born on August 19th, 2003.

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Steele is a hip hop music musician. He was most prominent from 1993 to 1993. Steele was given the name Darrell A. Yates, Jr. Steele is also known as General Steele.

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Steele was born on January 2nd, 1991 in Victoria (Australia).

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Steele Hall is a president. His career lasted from 1968 to 1970. Steele was born on November 30th, 1928.

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Steele Stanwick was an athlete for the University of Virginia. Steele was born on September 12th, 1989 in Baltimore. He left this life on April 10th, 2012.

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Steele Rudd was a writer. Steele was given the name Arthur Hoey Davis on November 14th, 1868 in Drayton, Queensland, Australia. He breathed his last breath on October 11th, 1935.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Steele

Riley was born on August 26th, 1987 in San Diego.

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Peter Steele was a gothic metal, doom metal, thrash metal, and heavy metal music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1979 to 2010. Peter was given the name Petrus Thomas Ratajczyk on January 4th, 1962. Peter is also known as Peter Steele; Pete Steele; Lord Petrus Steele. He breathed his last breath on April 14th, 2010.

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Samantha Ponder is an espn sideline reporter, espn, and espnsideline reporter. Samantha was given the name Samantha Sainte-Claire Steele on December 11th, 1985 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Michael Steele is a rock music, folk rock, blues rock, and pop rock musician. She plays Fender Precision Bass. Michael was given the name Susan Nancy Thomas on June 2nd, 1955 in Pasadena, California, United States. Michael is also known as Micki Steele.

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George Steele is a wrestler. George was born on April 16th, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan, US.

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Luke Steele is a musician. He was most active from 1998 to present. Luke was given the name Luke James Steele on December 13th, 1979 in Perth.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1920 11 0 11
1921 5 0 5
1923 7 0 7
1924 5 0 5
1925 7 0 7
1927 6 0 6
1928 5 0 5
1933 5 0 5
1934 6 0 6
1935 7 0 7
1941 5 0 5
1944 5 0 5
1947 8 0 8
1948 7 0 7
1949 9 0 9
1950 8 0 8
1951 5 0 5
1952 7 0 7
1953 7 0 7
1954 5 0 5
1956 8 0 8
1958 5 0 5
1959 10 0 10
1960 7 0 7
1962 5 0 5
1963 7 0 7
1964 5 0 5
1965 6 0 6
1967 6 0 6
1968 13 0 13
1969 9 0 9
1970 5 0 5
1972 7 0 7
1973 6 0 6
1974 6 0 6
1976 5 0 5
1979 7 0 7
1980 11 0 11
1981 6 0 6
1982 11 0 11
1983 16 0 16
1984 17 0 17
1985 11 0 11
1986 16 0 16
1987 21 0 21
1988 20 0 20
1989 24 0 24
1990 25 0 25
1991 24 0 24
1992 29 0 29
1993 34 0 34
1994 38 0 38
1995 34 0 34
1996 32 0 32
1997 47 0 47
1998 46 0 46
1999 47 0 47
2000 52 0 52
2001 42 0 42
2002 52 6 46
2003 57 0 57
2004 37 0 37
2005 49 5 44
2006 51 0 51
2007 53 0 53
2008 51 0 51
2009 54 0 54
2010 53 0 53
2011 71 0 71
2012 97 5 92
2013 89 0 89
2014 99 5 94
2015 111 11 100
2016 141 7 134
2017 159 13 146

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Popularity of Steele as a first name

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Popularity of Steele as a last name

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Common last names for Steele

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Steele U.S.
  White 78.25% 64.26%
  African American 15.60% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.15% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.02% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.43% 16.26%

Of Last Name Steele

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

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Fun Facts about the name Steele

  • How Popular is the name Steele? Steele is the 6,628th most popular name of all time. As a last name Steele was the 355th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Steele have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,074 babies born with the first name Steele in the United States. That's more than enough people named Steele to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Steele? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1920 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Steele first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Steele is Monday, January 29th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Steele born? The highest recorded use of the first name Steele was in 2017 with a total of 146 babies.
  • Random Steele Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Steele is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Steele: Your name in reverse order is Eleets. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eletes. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Steele? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 88,230 people with the last name Steele.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Steele? Steele was ranked as the 355th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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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