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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tillis

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Alt. Meaning

T is for treasure, of your friendship.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

L is for love, your love of life!

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

I is for interest, you show in others.

S is for sensible, the practical side.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tillis

Thom Tillis is a Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives. Thom was born on August 30th, 1960 in Jacksonville, Florida.


Mel Tillis is a country music and outlaw country singer-songwriter. He plays Human voice and Guitar. He has been prominent since 1958. Mel was given the name Lonnie Melvin Tillis on August 8th, 1932 in Dover, Florida.


Pam Tillis is a country music singer-songwriter. She plays Vocals and acoustic guitar. She was most active from 1981 to 1981. Pam was given the name Pamela Yvonne Tillis on July 24th, 1957.


James Tillis is a boxer. James was born on July 5th, 1957 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.


Darren Tillis is a basketball player for the Scavolini Pesaro, Tenerife, San Jose Jammers, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Golden State Warriors. He was most prominent from 1982 to 1991. Darren was born on February 23rd, 1960 in Dallas.


Frederick Charles Tillis is a composer, professor of music, and jazz saxophonist. Frederick was born on January 5th, 1930 in Galveston, Texas.


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Popularity of Tillis as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tillis U.S.
  White 40.27% 64.26%
  African American 53.07% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.44% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.02% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tillis

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

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Fun Facts about the name Tillis

  • How Popular is the name Tillis? Tillis is the 89,332nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Tillis was the 10,030th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tillis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Tillis in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tillis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Tillis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tillis is Tuesday, October 12th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Tillis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tillis was in 1917 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Tillis: Your name in reverse order is Sillit. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ltlsii. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tillis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,211 people with the last name Tillis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tillis? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Tillis 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).
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