Thurman

First Name
16k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
24k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Thurman

"Thurman" is a name of English origin, and it means "Servant of Thor". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Notable Persons Named Thurman

Thurman Munson was a baseball. Thurman was born on June 7th, 1947 in Akron, Ohio. He died on August 2nd, 1979.

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Thurman Thomas is a football player for the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins. Thurman was born on May 16th, 1966 in Houston.

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Thurman Arnold was a lawyer. Thurman was born on June 2nd, 1891 in Laramie, Wyoming. He died on November 7th, 1969.

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Thurman Tucker was an athlete. Thurman was born on September 26th, 1917 in Gordon, Texas. He left this life on May 7th, 1993.

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Pat Hogan was an actor. He was most prominent from 1944 to 1965. Pat was given the name Thurman Lee Haas on February 3rd, 1920 in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, U.S. He breathed his last breath on November 21st, 1966.

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Thurman was born on January 8th, 1948.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Thurman

Uma Thurman is an actress, model, and singer. She was most active from 1985 to present. Uma was given the name Uma Karuna Thurman by her parents Nena von Schlebrügge and Robert Thurman on April 29th, 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Keith was born on November 23rd, 1988 in Clearwater, Florida, U.S.

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Nena was born on January 8th, 1941 in Sweden. Nena is also known as Schlebrugge and Nena von.

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Robert Thurman is a scientist in the fields of indo-tibetan buddhist studies and india. Robert was given the name Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman on August 3rd, 1941 in New York City.

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Wallace Thurman was a novelist, playwright, columnist, list of essayists, editing, publishing, and intellectual. Wallace was born on August 16th, 1902 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. He left this life on December 26th, 1934.

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His military service ended in 1991. Maxwell was born on February 18th, 1931 in High Point, North Carolina. He left this life on December 1st, 1995.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 8 0 8
1881 6 0 6
1882 8 0 8
1883 6 0 6
1884 8 0 8
1885 8 0 8
1886 13 0 13
1887 14 0 14
1888 72 0 72
1889 30 0 30
1890 29 0 29
1891 15 0 15
1892 20 0 20
1893 14 0 14
1894 17 0 17
1895 17 0 17
1896 10 0 10
1897 12 0 12
1898 16 0 16
1899 17 0 17
1900 21 0 21
1901 13 0 13
1902 22 0 22
1903 13 0 13
1904 30 0 30
1905 24 0 24
1906 25 0 25
1907 37 0 37
1908 48 0 48
1909 62 0 62
1910 57 0 57
1911 69 0 69
1912 134 0 134
1913 160 0 160
1914 241 0 241
1915 318 0 318
1916 316 0 316
1917 340 0 340
1918 359 0 359
1919 355 0 355
1920 361 0 361
1921 348 0 348
1922 358 0 358
1923 341 0 341
1924 314 0 314
1925 309 0 309
1926 305 0 305
1927 319 0 319
1928 307 5 302
1929 249 0 249
1930 261 0 261
1931 284 0 284
1932 284 0 284
1933 248 0 248
1934 274 0 274
1935 263 0 263
1936 272 0 272
1937 255 0 255
1938 235 0 235
1939 247 0 247
1940 241 0 241
1941 252 0 252
1942 271 0 271
1943 299 0 299
1944 255 0 255
1945 242 0 242
1946 254 0 254
1947 250 0 250
1948 243 0 243
1949 252 0 252
1950 209 0 209
1951 227 0 227
1952 228 0 228
1953 175 0 175
1954 185 0 185
1955 172 0 172
1956 179 0 179
1957 140 0 140
1958 140 0 140
1959 159 0 159
1960 166 0 166
1961 166 0 166
1962 134 0 134
1963 121 0 121
1964 146 0 146
1965 137 0 137
1966 115 0 115
1967 98 0 98
1968 82 0 82
1969 123 0 123
1970 95 0 95
1971 92 0 92
1972 83 0 83
1973 62 0 62
1974 77 0 77
1975 74 0 74
1976 69 0 69
1977 76 0 76
1978 58 0 58
1979 67 0 67
1980 66 0 66
1981 60 0 60
1982 63 0 63
1983 60 0 60
1984 53 0 53
1985 42 0 42
1986 27 0 27
1987 45 0 45
1988 37 0 37
1989 35 0 35
1990 47 0 47
1991 41 0 41
1992 47 0 47
1993 42 0 42
1994 39 0 39
1995 30 0 30
1996 34 0 34
1997 27 0 27
1998 27 0 27
1999 27 0 27
2000 24 0 24
2001 24 0 24
2002 12 0 12
2003 22 0 22
2004 17 0 17
2005 19 0 19
2006 12 0 12
2007 15 0 15
2008 17 0 17
2009 10 0 10
2010 13 0 13
2011 10 0 10
2012 9 0 9
2013 8 0 8
2014 7 0 7
2015 11 0 11
2016 18 0 18

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Popularity of Thurman as a first name

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Popularity of Thurman as a last name

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Common last names for Thurman

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Johnson
  • Davis
  • Moore
  • Miller
  • Thompson
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Allen
  • Wilson
  • Baker
  • Jackson
  • Thomas
  • Clark
  • Adams

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Thurman U.S.
  White 70.40% 64.26%
  African American 23.54% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.78% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.23% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.62% 16.26%

Of Last Name Thurman

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

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Fun Facts about the name Thurman

  • How Popular is the name Thurman? Thurman is the 1,857th most popular name of all time. As a last name Thurman was the 1,492nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Thurman have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,329 babies born with the first name Thurman in the United States. That's more than enough people named Thurman to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Thurman? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Thurman first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Thurman is Tuesday, June 13th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Thurman born? The highest recorded use of the first name Thurman was in 1920 with a total of 361 babies.
  • Random Thurman Factoid: According to the 1917 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Thurman ranks 100th in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, 49 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1917.
  • Weird things about the name Thurman: Your name in reverse order is Namruht. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tmrunah. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Thurman? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 23,950 people with the last name Thurman.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Thurman? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Thurman as their last name.

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