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since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010


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Fun Facts about the name Sykes

  • When was the first name Sykes first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Sykes is Friday, October 8th, 1880.
  • How unique is the name Sykes? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Sykes. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Sykes: Your name in reverse order is Sekys. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Keyss. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sykes? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 27,546 people with the last name Sykes.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sykes? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Sykes as their last name.
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Popularity of Sykes as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sykes U.S.
  White 54.03% 64.26%
  African American 40.82% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.40% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.33% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.44% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.99% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sykes

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

  1. plural of syke

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sykes

Melanie Sykes

Melanie Sykes is a television/radio presenter and model. Melanie was born in 1970 as Melanie Ann Sykes in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England.


Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes is an actress, comedienne, and writer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1987 to present. Wanda was born in 1964 in Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.


Eric Sykes

Eric Sykes is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1947 to 2012. Eric was born in 1923 in Oldham, Lancashire, England.


What does the name Sykes mean?

Sis for success, in all you will do.

Yis for young, the years never show!

Kis for keepsake, you treasure your memories.

Eis for excite, your spirit is catching!

Sis for secret, that you can certainly keep.

Past life for Sykes born Jan 18, 1942

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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 Burma approximately on 1800. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

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