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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Stoker

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Stok"er
  1. One who is employed to tend a furnace and supply it with fuel, especially the furnace of a locomotive or of a marine steam boiler; also, a machine for feeding fuel to a fire.
  2. A fire poker.(R)

Etymology: D. See Stoke (v. t.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A mechanical device for stoking a furnace
  2. A laborer who tends fires (as on a coal-fired train or steamship)
  3. Irish writer of the horror novel about Dracula (1847-1912)

From Middle Dutch stoker (“stoker”), from Middle Dutch stoken (“to stoke, incite”, literally “to poke, jab, thrust”), ultimately equivalent to stoke +‎ -er. More at stoke.

  1. A person who stokes, especially one on a steamship who stokes coal in the boilers.
  2. A device for stoking a fire; a poker.
  3. A device that feeds coal into a furnace etc automatically.
  4. A person who pedals on the back of a tandem bicycle.

Notable Persons With the Name Stoker

Stoker Edwards was a member of parliament. Stoker was born in 1900. He died on October 15th, 1964.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Stoker

Bram Stoker was a gothic fiction and romance novel novelist. Bram was given the name Abraham Stoker on November 8th, 1847 in Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland. He left this life on April 20th, 1912.


Joss Stone is a soul music, contemporary r&b, blues, jazz, and funk musician. She has had major accomplishments since 2001. Joss was given the name Joscelyn Eve Stoker on April 11th, 1987 in Dover, Kent, England.


Austin Stoker is an actor. Austin was born on October 7th, 1943 in Port of Spain.


Mike Stoker is a famed human. His most notable accomplishments were from 1972 to 1978. Mike was given the name Charles Michael Stoker on June 25th, 1941 in Los Angeles.


Dacre Stoker is a noteworthy human. Dacre was born on August 23rd, 1958.


Henry Hugh Gordon Stoker was an actor and theatre director. His military service ended in 1920. Henry was born on February 2nd, 1885 in Dublin. He left this life on February 2nd, 1966.


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Popularity of Stoker as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Stoker U.S.
  White 86.95% 64.26%
  African American 7.42% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.49% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.45% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.69% 16.26%

Of Last Name Stoker

People with the last name Stoker are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Stoker

  • How Popular is the name Stoker? As a last name Stoker was the 5,082nd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Stoker first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Stoker is Sunday, October 5th, 1890.
  • How unique is the name Stoker? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Stoker. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Stoker: Your name in reverse order is Rekots. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tkoser. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Stoker? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,888 people with the last name Stoker.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Stoker? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Stoker as their last name.

What Stoker's Have Visited This Page?

What does the name Stoker mean?

Sis for strength, there when needed.

Tis for time, you give to friends.

Ois for optimistic, look at the bright side!

Kis for knowledge, an avid learner

Eis for expert, in your chosen career

Ris for rich, in the love from others

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.