Tucker

First Name
37k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
167k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Tucker

"Tucker" is a name of English origin, and it means "Tucker of Cloth". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tuck"er
Senses
  1. One who, or that which, tucks; specifically, an instrument with which tuck are made.
  2. A narrow piece of linen or the like, folded across the breast, or attached to the gown at the neck, forming a part of a woman's dress in the 17th century and later.
  3. Etymology: See Tuck (v. t.), 4

    A fuller.(Prov. Eng)
  4. Etymology: Cf. Tuck (n.), 5

    Daily food; meals; also, food in general.(Slang or Colloq)"Tobacco, matches, and tucker, the latter comprising almost anything within the province of food." [C. L. Money.]
verb Tuck"er
To tire; to weary; -- usually with out.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A detachable yoke of linen or lace worn over the breast of a low-cut dress
  2. A sewer who tucks
  3. United States vaudevillian (born in Russia) noted for her flamboyant performances (1884-1966)
  4. United States anarchist influential before World War I (1854-1939)
  5. Wear out completely
Wiktionary
  1. A south-western English occupational surname​; equivalent to Fuller.
  2. A male given name, modern transferred use of the surname.

Notable Persons Named Tucker

Tucker Carlson is a news anchor, commentator, pundit, columnist, news presenter, and andcolumnist. Tucker was given the name Tucker McNear Carlson by his parent Dick Carlson on May 16th, 1969 in San Francisco, California, United States.

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Tucker Max is a noteworthy somebody. Tucker was born on September 27th, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

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Tucker Albrizzi is an actor. He was most active from 2007 to present. Tucker was born on February 25th, 2000 in Palm Harbor, Florida, U.S.

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Tucker Smith was an actor, dance, singing, dancer, and singer. Tucker was given the name Thomas William Smith on April 24th, 1936 in Philadelphia. He passed away on December 22nd, 1988.

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Tucker Smallwood is a famous human. Tucker was born on February 22nd, 1944 in Washington, D.C.

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Tucker Gates is a television director and television producer. He was most prominent from 1989 to present.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Tucker

Chris Tucker is a ribaldry, black comedy, insult comedy, and observational comedy comedian. Chris was given the name Christopher Tucker on August 31st, 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

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Jonathan Tucker is an actor. His career lasted from 1994 to 1994. Jonathan was given the name Jonathan Moss Tucker on May 31st, 1982 in Boston.

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Nana Visitor is an actress and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1976 to present. Nana was given the name Nana Tucker on July 26th, 1957 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Tanya Tucker is a country music singer-songwriter. She plays Acoustic guitar and Vocals. She was most active from 1972 to 1972. Tanya was given the name Tanya Denise Tucker on October 10th, 1958 in Seminole, Texas.

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Karla Faye Tucker is a criminal.

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Preston Tucker was a noteworthy somebody. Preston was given the name Preston Thomas Tucker on September 21st, 1903 in Capac, Michigan USA. He left this life on December 26th, 1956.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1884 5 0 5
1894 5 0 5
1909 6 0 6
1912 8 0 8
1913 5 0 5
1914 10 0 10
1915 9 0 9
1916 11 0 11
1917 9 0 9
1918 8 0 8
1919 5 0 5
1920 7 0 7
1922 5 0 5
1923 5 0 5
1924 13 0 13
1925 11 0 11
1926 9 0 9
1927 9 0 9
1928 7 0 7
1929 6 0 6
1930 7 0 7
1931 10 0 10
1932 8 0 8
1933 8 0 8
1934 12 0 12
1935 16 0 16
1936 8 0 8
1937 10 0 10
1938 7 0 7
1939 6 0 6
1940 9 0 9
1941 9 0 9
1942 14 0 14
1943 8 0 8
1944 14 0 14
1945 7 0 7
1946 24 0 24
1947 17 0 17
1948 12 0 12
1949 16 0 16
1950 13 0 13
1951 16 0 16
1952 12 0 12
1953 9 0 9
1954 10 0 10
1955 21 0 21
1956 15 0 15
1957 16 0 16
1958 23 0 23
1959 8 0 8
1960 14 0 14
1961 16 0 16
1962 18 0 18
1963 15 0 15
1964 9 0 9
1965 26 0 26
1966 26 0 26
1967 30 0 30
1968 21 0 21
1969 24 0 24
1970 26 0 26
1971 37 0 37
1972 40 0 40
1973 29 0 29
1974 40 0 40
1975 62 0 62
1976 64 0 64
1977 68 0 68
1978 79 0 79
1979 81 0 81
1980 104 0 104
1981 87 0 87
1982 95 0 95
1983 126 0 126
1984 150 0 150
1985 140 0 140
1986 118 7 111
1987 141 0 141
1988 228 0 228
1989 371 0 371
1990 441 7 434
1991 488 0 488
1992 498 0 498
1993 610 9 601
1994 706 12 694
1995 709 0 709
1996 818 15 803
1997 910 8 902
1998 939 19 920
1999 980 9 971
2000 1,060 14 1,046
2001 1,052 11 1,041
2002 1,012 13 999
2003 1,047 7 1,040
2004 1,118 11 1,107
2005 1,233 11 1,222
2006 1,320 9 1,311
2007 1,477 13 1,464
2008 1,555 12 1,543
2009 1,618 6 1,612
2010 1,764 12 1,752
2011 1,850 11 1,839
2012 2,050 11 2,039
2013 2,254 16 2,238
2014 2,434 17 2,417
2015 2,239 14 2,225
2016 2,305 15 2,290

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Popularity of Tucker as a first name

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Popularity of Tucker as a last name

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Common last names for Tucker

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tucker U.S.
  White 70.01% 64.26%
  African American 24.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.78% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.25% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.35% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tucker

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

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Fun Facts about the name Tucker

  • How Popular is the name Tucker? Tucker is the 1,190th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tucker was the 153rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tucker have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 37,290 babies born with the first name Tucker in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tucker to occupy the territory of Saint Martin (France) with an estimated population of 36,824 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tucker? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Tucker first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tucker is Wednesday, June 25th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Tucker born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tucker was in 2014 with a total of 2,417 babies. That's a lot of babies named Tucker!
  • Random Tucker Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tucker ranks 78th in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 19 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Tucker: Your name in reverse order is Rekcut. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tureck. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tucker? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 167,446 people with the last name Tucker.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tucker? Tucker was ranked as the 153rd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • Sources:
  • 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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.