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Origin and Meaning of Strauss

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  1. Austrian composer of waltzes (1804-1849)
  2. Austrian composer and son of Strauss the Elder; composed many famous waltzes and became known as the `waltz king' (1825-1899)
  3. German composer of many operas; collaborated with librettist Hugo von Hoffmannsthal to produce several operas (1864-1949)

From German Strauß.

  1. ostrich

Notable Persons With the Last Name Strauss

Levi was given the name Löb Strauß on February 26th, 1829 in Buttenheim. He left this life on September 26th, 1902.


Leo Strauss was a philosopher. Leo was born on September 20th, 1899 in Kirchhain. He passed away on October 18th, 1973.


Nita Strauss is a heavy metal music, hard rock, and tribute act musician. She has had major accomplishments since 2003. Nita was born Nita Strauss on December 7th, 1986. Nita is also known as Mega Murray and Mega Murray (stage name).


Neil Strauss is a writer. Neil was given the name Neil Darrow Strauss on March 9th, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Neil is also known as Style and Chris Powles.


Peter Strauss is an actor and producer. His ongoing career started in 1969. Peter was given the name Peter Lawrence Strauss on February 20th, 1947 in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, U.S.


Andrew Strauss is a cricketer. Andrew was born on March 2nd, 1977 in Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa.


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Popularity of Strauss as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Strauss U.S.
  White 93.34% 64.26%
  African American 1.53% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.77% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.30% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.10% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Strauss

People with the last name Strauss are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Strauss

  • How Popular is the name Strauss? Strauss is the 92,922nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Strauss was the 2,604th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Strauss have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Strauss in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Strauss? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2006 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Strauss first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Strauss is Sunday, November 2nd, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Strauss born? The highest recorded use of the first name Strauss was in 2006 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Strauss: Your name in reverse order is Ssuarts. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ssrsuat. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Strauss? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,840 people with the last name Strauss.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Strauss? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Strauss 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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