Warren

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175k
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since 1880
Last Name
152k
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in 2010
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Warren

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun War"ren
Senses
  1. [Eng Law]
    1. A place privileged, by prescription or grant the king, for keeping certain animals (as hares, conies, partridges, pheasants, etc.) called beasts and fowls of warren.
      Burrill.
    2. A privilege which one has in his lands, by royal grant or prescription, of hunting and taking wild beasts and birds of warren, to the exclusion of any other person not entering by his permission.
      "They wend both warren and in waste." [Piers Plowman.]
  2. A piece of ground for the breeding of rabbits.
  3. A place for keeping flash, in a river.

Note: ☞ The warren is the next franchise in degree to the park; and a forest, which is the highest in dignity, comprehends a chase, a park, and a free warren.

Etymology: OF. waresne warenne garene, F. garenne, from OF. warer garer, to beware, to take care; of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. warōnin comp.), OS. warōn to take care, to observe, akin to E. wary. √142. See Wary

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  1. A colony of rabbits
  2. An overcrowded residential area
  3. A series of connected underground tunnels occupied by rabbits
  4. United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1891-1974)
  5. United States writer and poet (1905-1989)
Wiktionary

Two different Norman surnames, one from a Germanic given name war(in) "guard", another from a place La Varenne "the game park" in Normandy.

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name.
  3. A community in Manitoba.
  4. A town in New South Wales.
  5. A town in Connecticut.
  6. An unincorporated community in Kentucky.
  7. A town in Maine.
  8. A city in Michigan.
  9. A city in Minnesota.
  10. A town in New Hampshire.
  11. A city in Ohio.
  12. A city in Pennsylvania.
  13. A town in Rhode Island.

Warren was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons With the Name Warren

Warren Buffett is a chairman & ceo of berkshire hathaway, berkshire hathaway, and chairman & ceo ofberkshire hathaway. He was most active from 1951 to present. Warren was given the name Warren Edward Buffett on August 30th, 1930 in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

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Warren Beatty is a notable person. He was most active from 1956 to present. Warren was given the name Henry Warren Beaty on March 30th, 1937 in Richmond, Virginia, U.S.

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Warren G. Harding was an and 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio. His most notable accomplishments were from 1921 to 1923. Warren was born on November 2nd, 1865 in Blooming Grove, Ohio, U.S. He passed away on August 2nd, 1923.

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Warren Worthington III is a comics character.

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Warren Zevon was a rock music, country rock, folk rock, hard rock, and blues rock musician. He was most active from 1965 to 2003. Warren was given the name Warren William Zevon on January 24th, 1947. Warren is also known as Sandy Zevon. He passed away on September 7th, 2003.

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Warren Burger was a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Judge of theUnited States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. His career lasted from 1969 to 1986. Warren was born on September 17th, 1907 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He died on June 25th, 1995.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Warren

Elizabeth Warren is a Special Advisor for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Chairwoman of the Congressional Oversight Panel, Special Advisor for theConsumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Chairwoman of theCongressional Oversight Panel. Elizabeth was born on June 22nd, 1949.

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Ed Warren was a paranormal investigator, painter, and author. Ed was given the name Edward Warren Miney on September 7th, 1926 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S. They passed away on August 23rd, 2006.

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Earl Warren was a District Attorney of Alameda County, 20th Attorney General of California, and District Attorney ofAlameda County. His career lasted from 1953 to 1969. His military service ended in 1918. Earl was born on March 19th, 1891 in Los Angeles. He passed away on July 9th, 1974.

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Lesley Ann Warren is an actress and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1962 to present. Lesley was born on August 16th, 1946 in New York City, New York, U.S. Lesley is also known as Lesley Warren.

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Marc Warren is an actor. He has been prominent since 1989. Marc was born on March 20th, 1967 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, UK.

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Diane Warren is a pop music, contemporary r&b, soul music, and pop rock songwriter. She was most active from 1983 to present. Diane was given the name Diane Eve Warren on September 7th, 1956 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 158 0 158 #89 boy name
1881 156 0 156 #83 boy name
1882 183 0 183 #86 boy name
1883 146 0 146 #91 boy name
1884 164 0 164 #94 boy name
1885 151 0 151 #96 boy name
1886 144 0 144
1887 163 0 163 #94 boy name
1888 148 0 148
1889 167 0 167 #98 boy name
1890 157 0 157
1891 139 0 139
1892 157 0 157
1893 140 0 140
1894 141 0 141
1895 160 0 160
1896 125 0 125
1897 137 0 137
1898 151 0 151
1899 173 0 173
1900 191 0 191
1901 149 0 149
1902 154 5 149
1903 173 0 173
1904 168 5 163
1905 172 0 172
1906 144 0 144
1907 182 0 182
1908 194 0 194
1909 231 0 231
1910 271 7 264
1911 338 0 338
1912 697 0 697
1913 806 8 798
1914 1,041 7 1,034
1915 1,434 14 1,420
1916 1,557 8 1,549
1917 1,748 5 1,743 #93 boy name
1918 2,001 11 1,990 #90 boy name
1919 2,198 18 2,180 #83 boy name
1920 5,517 25 5,492 #39 boy name
1921 7,825 28 7,797 #24 boy name
1922 4,506 21 4,485 #45 boy name
1923 4,848 28 4,820 #43 boy name
1924 3,608 25 3,583 #58 boy name
1925 2,971 28 2,943 #66 boy name
1926 2,726 24 2,702 #71 boy name
1927 2,573 19 2,554 #79 boy name
1928 2,385 22 2,363 #85 boy name
1929 2,065 30 2,035 #92 boy name
1930 2,034 23 2,011 #96 boy name
1931 1,855 21 1,834 #99 boy name
1932 1,805 14 1,791
1933 1,818 10 1,808 #99 boy name
1934 2,038 12 2,026 #96 boy name
1935 2,010 17 1,993 #97 boy name
1936 1,984 8 1,976 #95 boy name
1937 1,822 0 1,822
1938 2,004 7 1,997
1939 1,897 6 1,891
1940 1,818 7 1,811
1941 2,048 8 2,040
1942 2,434 9 2,425 #97 boy name
1943 2,491 11 2,480
1944 2,358 12 2,346 #100 boy name
1945 2,195 11 2,184
1946 2,543 9 2,534
1947 2,738 14 2,724
1948 2,666 9 2,657
1949 2,537 10 2,527
1950 2,479 9 2,470
1951 2,601 0 2,601
1952 2,649 9 2,640
1953 2,645 6 2,639
1954 2,628 14 2,614
1955 2,497 8 2,489
1956 2,344 7 2,337
1957 2,351 10 2,341
1958 2,301 9 2,292
1959 2,190 11 2,179
1960 2,014 0 2,014
1961 2,084 0 2,084
1962 2,178 13 2,165
1963 2,192 7 2,185
1964 2,041 7 2,034
1965 1,833 7 1,826
1966 1,649 20 1,629
1967 1,564 11 1,553
1968 1,559 10 1,549
1969 1,532 7 1,525
1970 1,515 9 1,506
1971 1,402 9 1,393
1972 1,106 9 1,097
1973 1,036 6 1,030
1974 946 13 933
1975 897 5 892
1976 837 6 831
1977 810 7 803
1978 797 8 789
1979 822 5 817
1980 824 15 809
1981 828 8 820
1982 811 6 805
1983 824 8 816
1984 808 7 801
1985 755 5 750
1986 762 6 756
1987 721 7 714
1988 656 6 650
1989 791 5 786
1990 734 6 728
1991 652 5 647
1992 661 0 661
1993 625 0 625
1994 604 0 604
1995 570 0 570
1996 524 0 524
1997 566 0 566
1998 551 5 546
1999 486 0 486
2000 545 0 545
2001 440 0 440
2002 427 0 427
2003 500 0 500
2004 451 0 451
2005 434 0 434
2006 519 0 519
2007 513 0 513
2008 530 0 530
2009 593 0 593
2010 537 0 537
2011 521 0 521
2012 577 0 577
2013 586 5 581
2014 699 5 694
2015 770 0 770

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Popularity of Warren as a first name

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Popularity of Warren as a last name

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Common last names for Warren

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Thompson
  • Moore
  • Clark
  • Wright
  • Jackson
  • Martin
  • Lewis
  • Hall
  • Thomas

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Warren U.S.
  White 70.08% 64.26%
  African American 23.94% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.84% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Warren

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

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Fun Facts about the name Warren

  • How Popular is the name Warren? Warren is the 405th most popular name of all time. As a last name Warren was the 181st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Warren have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 174,922 babies born with the first name Warren in the United States. That's more than enough people named Warren to occupy the country of Sao Tome and Principe with an estimated population of 172,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Warren? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 158 new born babies.
  • When was Warren first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Warren is Friday, July 29th, 1831.
  • What year had the most people named Warren born? The highest recorded use of the first name Warren was in 1921 with a total of 7,797 babies. That's a lot of babies named Warren!
  • Random Warren Factoid: According to the 1937 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Warren ranks 54th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 80 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1937.
  • Weird things about the name Warren: Your name in reverse order is Nerraw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Enrawr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Warren? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 152,147 people with the last name Warren.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Warren? Warren was ranked as the 181st most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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What does the name Warren mean?

Wis for work, for which you strive to accomplish

Ais for admirers, and all that you have!

Ris for righteous, you know when you're right.

Ris for refreshing, the sparkling you.

Eis for expert, in your chosen career

Nis for noteworthy, just like your achievements

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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.