Travis

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302k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Travis

"Travis" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the crossing or tollgate". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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From an Old French word meaning "to cross over," related to traverse. Probably a name for a gatekeeper or the toll collector of a bridge.

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A county in Texas.

Notable Persons Named Travis

Travis Kalanick is an entrepreneurship and entrepreneur. Travis was given the name Travis Cordell Kalanick on August 6th, 1976 in Los Angeles.

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Travis was born on July 15th, 1979 in Lockington, Victoria, Australia.

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He was most active from 1993 to present. Travis was given the name Travis Landon Barker on November 14th, 1975 in Fontana, California, United States.

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Travis was born on July 17th, 1982 in Oahu.

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Travis Willingham is an actor, voice actor, and voice acting. He was most prominent from 2004 to present. Travis was given the name Travis Hampton Willingham on August 3rd, 1981 in Dallas, Texas, U.S.

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Travis Rudolph is a football player. Travis was born on September 15th, 1995 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Travis

Nancy Travis is an actress and producer. She has had major accomplishments since 1985. Nancy was given the name Nancy Ann Travis on September 21st, 1961 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Randy Travis is a country music and gospel music musician. He has been prominent since 1978. Randy was given the name Randy Bruce Traywick on May 4th, 1959 in Marshville, North Carolina, U.S.

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William B. Travis is a military person. His military service ended in 1836.

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Clay Travis is a sports journalist, writer, and radio talk show co-host. He was most prominent from 2005 to present. Clay was given the name Richard Clay Travis on April 6th, 1979 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Dave Lee Travis is a radio and television presenter. Dave was given the name David Patrick Griffin on May 25th, 1945 in Buxton, Derbyshire, England.

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Romeo Travis is a basketball player for the Le Mans Sarthe Basket, Cantabria Baloncesto, CB Ciudad de Huelva, Ratiopharm Ulm, Tigers Tübingen, Barak Netanya B.C., Hapoel Gilboa Galil, KK Zadar, BC Khimik, BC Krasny Oktyabr, and Alaska Aces (PBA) in the LNB Pro A. His most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Romeo was born on December 10th, 1984 in Akron, Ohio.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 12 0 12
1882 10 0 10
1883 9 0 9
1884 10 0 10
1885 11 0 11
1886 11 0 11
1888 6 0 6
1889 7 0 7
1890 9 0 9
1891 9 0 9
1892 13 0 13
1893 8 0 8
1894 8 0 8
1895 10 0 10
1896 10 0 10
1897 12 0 12
1898 7 0 7
1899 11 0 11
1900 27 0 27
1901 6 0 6
1902 16 0 16
1903 10 0 10
1904 19 0 19
1905 21 0 21
1906 17 0 17
1907 21 0 21
1908 25 0 25
1909 32 0 32
1910 36 5 31
1911 40 0 40
1912 83 6 77
1913 116 7 109
1914 158 8 150
1915 170 10 160
1916 205 16 189
1917 215 10 205
1918 253 9 244
1919 239 7 232
1920 250 10 240
1921 255 9 246
1922 268 6 262
1923 254 17 237
1924 258 12 246
1925 255 14 241
1926 225 8 217
1927 267 11 256
1928 253 10 243
1929 283 10 273
1930 261 6 255
1931 285 0 285
1932 293 12 281
1933 303 7 296
1934 369 6 363
1935 354 9 345
1936 342 7 335
1937 327 7 320
1938 370 16 354
1939 366 13 353
1940 366 11 355
1941 360 10 350
1942 373 13 360
1943 331 17 314
1944 343 9 334
1945 322 15 307
1946 414 8 406
1947 427 19 408
1948 387 12 375
1949 388 14 374
1950 391 7 384
1951 386 12 374
1952 375 9 366
1953 392 9 383
1954 370 10 360
1955 361 5 356
1956 388 8 380
1957 367 8 359
1958 448 14 434
1959 512 8 504
1960 559 8 551
1961 602 17 585
1962 665 12 653
1963 898 11 887
1964 1,034 10 1,024
1965 1,089 11 1,078
1966 1,314 12 1,302
1967 1,629 26 1,603
1968 2,083 19 2,064
1969 2,904 37 2,867
1970 4,357 28 4,329 #69 boy name
1971 5,066 50 5,016 #61 boy name
1972 5,182 40 5,142 #57 boy name
1973 5,922 50 5,872 #53 boy name
1974 5,756 53 5,703 #54 boy name
1975 6,010 46 5,964 #51 boy name
1976 6,889 53 6,836 #46 boy name
1977 7,350 70 7,280 #44 boy name
1978 7,010 56 6,954 #46 boy name
1979 11,126 74 11,052 #36 boy name
1980 10,856 86 10,770 #37 boy name
1981 10,192 83 10,109 #40 boy name
1982 10,504 84 10,420 #39 boy name
1983 10,566 88 10,478 #41 boy name
1984 10,305 62 10,243 #42 boy name
1985 9,163 71 9,092 #46 boy name
1986 8,548 72 8,476 #49 boy name
1987 10,470 76 10,394 #42 boy name
1988 11,509 91 11,418 #41 boy name
1989 11,571 49 11,522 #41 boy name
1990 11,487 33 11,454 #42 boy name
1991 10,162 29 10,133 #44 boy name
1992 8,910 21 8,889 #48 boy name
1993 7,968 31 7,937 #50 boy name
1994 6,810 11 6,799 #53 boy name
1995 5,616 14 5,602 #66 boy name
1996 5,169 11 5,158 #73 boy name
1997 4,690 6 4,684 #81 boy name
1998 3,924 0 3,924 #98 boy name
1999 3,608 0 3,608
2000 3,299 10 3,289
2001 2,942 0 2,942
2002 2,700 0 2,700
2003 2,541 0 2,541
2004 2,476 19 2,457
2005 2,365 0 2,365
2006 2,597 0 2,597
2007 2,402 0 2,402
2008 2,227 0 2,227
2009 2,196 0 2,196
2010 2,120 0 2,120
2011 1,936 0 1,936
2012 1,752 0 1,752
2013 1,579 0 1,579
2014 1,489 0 1,489
2015 1,396 0 1,396
2016 1,297 0 1,297

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Popularity of Travis as a first name

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Popularity of Travis as a last name

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Common last names for Travis

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Martin
  • Jackson
  • Moore
  • White
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Harris
  • Thompson
  • Anderson
  • Allen
  • Thomas
  • King

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Travis U.S.
  White 73.32% 64.26%
  African American 21.01% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.53% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.21% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.40% 16.26%

Of Last Name Travis

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

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Fun Facts about the name Travis

  • How Popular is the name Travis? Travis is the 238th most popular name of all time. As a last name Travis was the 998th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Travis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 302,208 babies born with the first name Travis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Travis to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Travis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Travis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Travis is Thursday, March 4th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Travis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Travis was in 1989 with a total of 11,522 babies. That's a lot of babies named Travis!
  • Random Travis Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Travis ranks 82nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 17 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Travis: Your name in reverse order is Sivart. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vrsita. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Travis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 34,985 people with the last name Travis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Travis? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 12 of them will have Travis 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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