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Meaning and Origin

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  1. A city in southeastern Arizona ringed by mountain ranges; long known as a winter and health resort but the population shift from industrial states to the Sunbelt resulted in rapid growth late in the 20th century

From the Spanish Tucsón [tukˈson], from the O'odham Cuk Ṣon (literally “Spring at the base of the black mountain”) [tʃʊk ʂɔːn], the “black mountain” in question being the summit now known as Sentinel Peak, or “A Mountain”, just to the west of Tucson’s downtown area.

  1. A city located in the state of Arizona in the southwestern United States.

Notable Persons Named Tucson

Tucson Brown is a soccer player for the Western Mass Pioneers, UMass Minutemen, and Minutewomen. Tucson was born on December 21st, 1985 in Tucson, Arizona.


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Popularity of Tucson as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tucson U.S.
  White 10.00% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 40.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 47.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tucson

People with the last name Tucson are most frequently White, American Indian and Alaska Native, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Tucson

  • How Popular is the name Tucson? Tucson is the 89,404th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tucson was the 116,201st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tucson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Tucson in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tucson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1999 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Tucson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tucson is Tuesday, May 8th, 1900.
  • What year had the most people named Tucson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tucson was in 1999 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Tucson: Your name in reverse order is Noscut. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ntscuo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tucson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 150 people with the last name Tucson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tucson? Tucson 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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