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Fun Facts about the name Stoker

  • 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 Setokr. 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.
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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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Stoker" mean? The list below shows the origins of Stoker as well as things modernly associated with the name Stoker such as celebrities named Stoker.

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 Last Name Stoker

Joss Stone

Joss Stone is a singer, songwriter, and actress specializing in soul, R&B, blues, and jazz music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Joss was born in 1987 as Joscelyn Eve Stoker in Dover, Kent, England.


Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker is a novelist. Bram was born in 1847 as Abraham Stoker in Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland.


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

Past life for Stoker born Sep 29, 1958

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern New Zealand approximately on 700. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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