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Meaning and Origin

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  1. English sociologist and economist and a central member of the Fabian Society (1859-1947)
  2. English writer and a central member of the Fabian Society (1858-1943)
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  1. An English and Scottish occupational surname​ for a weaver.

Notable Persons Named Webb

He was most active from 1913 to 1962. Clifton was given the name Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck on November 19th, 1889 in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. He passed away on October 13th, 1966.

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Webb Pierce was a country, honky tonk, rockabilly, western swing, hillbilly, country music, and honky-tonk singer-songwriter. He plays Guitar. He was most prominent from 1952 to 1952. Webb was given the name Michael Webb Pierce on August 8th, 1921 in West Monroe, Louisiana, United States. He passed away on February 24th, 1991.

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Webb was born on August 8th, 1985. Webb is also known as Simpson and James Frederick.

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Webb was born on February 10th, 1891. He died on May 7th, 1940.

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Webb Wilder is a roots rock, rock, roll, boogie rock, rockabilly, southern rock, and americana (music) musician. He plays Guitar and Vocals. His career lasted from 1986 to 1986. Webb was given the name John Webb McMurry on May 19th, 1954 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, U.S.

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Webb Colby Miller is a in the field of bioinformatics. Webb was born in 1943.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Webb

Loretta Lynn is a country music, honky-tonk, and gospel music singer-songwriter, author, commercial spokesperson, and actress. She plays Guitar and Vocals. She has been prominent since 1960. Loretta was given the name Loretta Webb on April 14th, 1932 in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, United States. Loretta is also known as The Coal Miner's Daughter, The First Lady of Country Music, The Decca Doll, and The Queen of Country Music.

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Sir Cliff Richard is a skiffle, rock, roll, pop music, pop rock, and contemporary christian music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1958 to present. Cliff was given the name Harry Rodger Webb on October 14th, 1940 in Lucknow.

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Gary Webb was an investigative journalism and investigative reporter. He was most prominent from 1980 to 2004. Gary was given the name Gary Stephen Webb on August 31st, 1955 in Corona, California, U.S. He breathed his last breath on December 10th, 2004.

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Gary Numan is a musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1977. Gary was given the name Gary Anthony James Webb on March 8th, 1958 in Hammersmith, West London, England.

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Crystal Gayle is a country music, pop music, jazz, and crossover music musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1970 to present. Crystal was given the name Brenda Gail Webb on January 9th, 1951.

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Jim Webb is a United States Secretary of the Navy and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. His military service ended in 1972. Jim was born on February 9th, 1946 in St. Joseph, Missouri.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 12 0 12
1881 6 0 6
1882 11 0 11
1884 8 0 8
1885 8 0 8
1886 5 0 5
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1888 12 0 12
1889 5 0 5
1890 6 0 6
1892 7 0 7
1893 12 0 12
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1898 6 0 6
1899 8 0 8
1900 12 0 12
1903 5 0 5
1905 5 0 5
1907 6 0 6
1909 5 0 5
1910 7 0 7
1911 10 0 10
1912 11 0 11
1913 15 0 15
1914 17 0 17
1915 17 0 17
1916 21 0 21
1917 25 0 25
1918 21 0 21
1919 26 0 26
1920 19 0 19
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1923 20 0 20
1924 19 0 19
1925 11 0 11
1926 13 0 13
1927 27 0 27
1928 18 0 18
1929 15 0 15
1930 9 0 9
1931 19 0 19
1932 14 0 14
1933 14 0 14
1934 21 0 21
1935 9 0 9
1936 11 0 11
1937 12 0 12
1938 7 0 7
1939 17 0 17
1940 15 0 15
1941 15 0 15
1942 18 0 18
1943 11 0 11
1944 16 0 16
1945 22 0 22
1946 12 0 12
1947 15 0 15
1948 14 0 14
1949 13 0 13
1950 19 0 19
1951 21 0 21
1952 16 0 16
1953 25 0 25
1954 18 0 18
1955 17 0 17
1956 17 0 17
1957 25 0 25
1958 22 0 22
1959 15 0 15
1960 11 0 11
1961 8 0 8
1962 17 0 17
1963 13 0 13
1964 6 0 6
1965 7 0 7
1966 7 0 7
1967 8 0 8
1968 12 0 12
1969 6 0 6
1970 7 0 7
1971 16 0 16
1972 6 0 6
1973 6 0 6
1975 6 0 6
1976 12 0 12
1979 6 0 6
1980 6 0 6
1981 8 0 8
1982 11 0 11
1983 6 0 6
1986 6 0 6
1987 6 0 6
1988 10 0 10
1989 5 0 5
1990 5 0 5
1991 5 0 5
1992 7 0 7
1993 8 0 8
1995 5 0 5
1996 9 0 9
1997 7 0 7
1998 7 0 7
1999 7 0 7
2000 10 0 10
2001 8 0 8
2003 7 0 7
2004 8 0 8
2005 10 0 10
2006 10 0 10
2007 8 0 8
2009 6 0 6
2010 15 0 15
2011 8 0 8
2012 23 0 23
2013 23 0 23
2014 19 0 19
2015 16 0 16
2016 19 0 19
2017 19 0 19

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International Interest for Webb

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Webb as a first name

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Popularity of Webb as a last name

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Common last names for Webb

  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Thompson
  • Miller
  • Hill
  • Roberts
  • Taylor

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Webb U.S.
  White 75.53% 64.26%
  African American 19.08% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.66% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.99% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Webb

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

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Fun Facts about the name Webb

  • How Popular is the name Webb? Webb is the 8,191st most popular name of all time. As a last name Webb was the 152nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Webb have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,484 babies born with the first name Webb in the United States. That's more than enough people named Webb to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Webb? 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 Webb first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Webb is Tuesday, December 12th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Webb born? The highest recorded use of the first name Webb was in 1927 with a total of 27 babies.
  • Random Webb Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Webb is not a popular baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Webb: Your name in reverse order is Bbew. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Webb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Webb? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 168,878 people with the last name Webb.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Webb? Webb was ranked as the 152nd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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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