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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Texas

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tex"as
A structure on the hurricane deck of a steamer, containing the pilot house, officers' cabins, etc.
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  1. The second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
Wiktionary

From Spanish Texas (also Tejas), from Hasinai Caddo táyshaʔ (“friend, ally”), used to refer to the Caddo nation.

  1. A state in the south central part of the United States of America. Capital: Austin.
  2. A female given name

Texas was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Czech, Danish, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Texas

Texas Battle is an actor. He was most prominent from 2002 to 2002. Texas was given the name Texas Quency Battle on August 9th, 1980 in Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Texas Guinan was an actress, producer, entrepreneur, and entrepreneurship. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1906 to 1933. Texas was given the name Mary Louise Cecilia Guinan on January 12th, 1884 in Waco, Texas, U.S. She breathed her last breath on November 5th, 1933.

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Texas was given the name John Baker Omohundro on July 26th, 1846. He died on June 28th, 1880.

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Texas Ruby was a country music musician. She plays Guitar and Vocals. She was most prominent from 1937 to 1963. Texas was given the name Ruby Agnes Owens on May 4th, 1908. She breathed her last breath on March 29th, 1963.

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They breathed their last breath in 1905.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Texas

Alexis was born on May 25th, 1985 in Panama.

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Shawn was born on September 8th, 1963 in Los Angeles.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 5 0
1881 5 5 0
1884 5 5 0
1885 5 5 0
1886 7 7 0
1887 5 5 0
1888 5 5 0
1889 7 7 0
1891 6 6 0
1895 5 5 0
1900 9 9 0
1910 5 5 0
1912 5 5 0
1913 5 5 0
1914 7 7 0
1915 8 8 0
1917 7 7 0
1918 19 11 8
1920 12 7 5
1921 9 0 9
1922 19 11 8
1923 6 0 6
1924 7 0 7
1925 6 0 6
1927 10 5 5
1930 8 8 0
1931 7 7 0
1932 11 6 5
1933 5 5 0
1934 14 7 7
1935 6 6 0
1937 7 0 7
1938 13 7 6
1939 11 0 11
1940 6 0 6
1941 7 0 7
1942 15 5 10
1943 8 0 8
1944 14 5 9
1945 5 0 5
1947 7 0 7
1948 9 0 9
1949 9 0 9
1952 5 0 5
1963 5 0 5
1964 6 0 6
1970 5 0 5
1972 5 0 5
1975 6 0 6
1985 6 0 6
1986 5 0 5
1995 5 5 0
1996 5 0 5
1997 6 0 6
1998 5 5 0
2000 6 0 6
2001 8 0 8
2005 10 0 10
2006 10 0 10
2007 12 0 12
2008 22 0 22
2009 11 0 11
2010 15 6 9
2011 7 0 7
2012 17 5 12
2013 11 0 11
2014 17 0 17
2015 8 0 8
2016 12 6 6
2017 16 0 16
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Texas

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Popularity of Texas as a last name

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Common last names for Texas

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Texas U.S.
  White 63.64% 64.26%
  African American 20.78% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 12.34% 16.26%

Of Last Name Texas

People with the last name Texas are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Texas

  • How Popular is the name Texas? Texas is the 14,607th most popular name of all time. As a last name Texas was the 113,791st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Texas have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 597 babies born with the first name Texas in the United States. That's more than enough people named Texas to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Texas? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Texas first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Texas is Monday, July 31st, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Texas born? The highest recorded use of the first name Texas was in 2008 with a total of 22 babies.
  • Random Texas Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Texas is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Texas: Your name in reverse order is Saxet. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Asxet. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Texas? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 154 people with the last name Texas.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Texas? Texas is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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).
  • 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.
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