Werner

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3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
34k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Werner

"Werner" is a name of German origin, and it means "Army guard". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Notable Persons Named Werner

Werner Herzog is a director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and narrator. His most notable accomplishments were from 1962 to present. Werner was given the name Werner Herzog Stipetić on September 5th, 1942 in Munich.

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Werner Heisenberg was a scientist in the field of theoretical physics. Werner was given the name Werner Karl Heisenberg on December 5th, 1901 in Würzburg, Bavaria, German Empire. He died on February 1st, 1976.

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Werner Klemperer was an actor and musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1947 to present. Werner was born as the child of Otto Klemperer on March 22nd, 1920 in Cologne. He passed away on December 6th, 2000.

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Werner Vogels is a in the field of distributed computing. Werner was born on October 3rd, 1958 in Amsterdam.

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Werner von Blomberg is a military person. His military service ended in 1938.

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Werner Erhard is an author and lecturer. Werner was born on September 5th, 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Werner

Timo Werner is a soccer player for the VfB Stuttgart and Germany national youth football team. Timo was born on March 6th, 1996 in Stuttgart.

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He has been prominent since 1939. Oskar was given the name Oskar Josef Bschließmayer on November 13th, 1922 in Vienna. He passed away on October 23rd, 1984.

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Tom Werner is a Chairman of the Boston Red Sox, Chairman of Liverpool Football Club, Chairman of theBoston Red Sox, and Chairman ofLiverpool Football Club. Tom was given the name Thomas Charles Werner on April 12th, 1950 in New York City.

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Björn Werner is an athlete for the Indianapolis Colts. Björn was born on August 30th, 1990 in Berlin. Björn is also known as Werner and Bjoern.

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Susana Werner is an actor, model (people), actress, and model. Susana was born on July 20th, 1977 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Alfred Werner was a scientist in the field of inorganic chemistry. Alfred was born on December 12th, 1866 in Mulhouse. He breathed his last breath on November 15th, 1919.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1889 7 0 7
1893 7 0 7
1894 8 0 8
1897 6 0 6
1900 6 0 6
1901 8 0 8
1902 5 0 5
1903 7 0 7
1904 6 0 6
1905 7 0 7
1906 8 0 8
1907 6 0 6
1908 7 0 7
1909 9 0 9
1910 12 0 12
1911 15 0 15
1912 22 0 22
1913 34 0 34
1914 48 0 48
1915 74 0 74
1916 79 0 79
1917 77 0 77
1918 64 0 64
1919 66 0 66
1920 71 0 71
1921 60 0 60
1922 53 0 53
1923 70 0 70
1924 60 0 60
1925 63 0 63
1926 83 0 83
1927 82 0 82
1928 80 0 80
1929 74 0 74
1930 93 0 93
1931 77 0 77
1932 74 0 74
1933 64 0 64
1934 45 0 45
1935 66 0 66
1936 46 0 46
1937 64 0 64
1938 51 0 51
1939 39 0 39
1940 51 0 51
1941 34 0 34
1942 44 0 44
1943 41 0 41
1944 25 0 25
1945 25 0 25
1946 23 0 23
1947 30 0 30
1948 22 0 22
1949 19 0 19
1950 24 0 24
1951 26 0 26
1952 22 0 22
1953 40 0 40
1954 26 0 26
1955 40 0 40
1956 37 0 37
1957 35 0 35
1958 46 0 46
1959 36 0 36
1960 52 0 52
1961 40 0 40
1962 28 0 28
1963 34 0 34
1964 43 0 43
1965 44 0 44
1966 26 0 26
1967 31 0 31
1968 26 0 26
1969 32 0 32
1970 18 0 18
1971 15 0 15
1972 12 0 12
1973 14 0 14
1974 15 0 15
1975 7 0 7
1976 9 0 9
1977 9 0 9
1978 10 0 10
1979 6 0 6
1980 14 0 14
1981 7 0 7
1983 8 0 8
1984 9 0 9
1985 12 0 12
1986 10 0 10
1987 5 0 5
1989 7 0 7
1990 10 0 10
1991 15 0 15
1992 12 0 12
1993 7 0 7
1994 11 0 11
1995 13 0 13
1996 6 0 6
1997 7 0 7
1998 8 0 8
1999 7 0 7
2000 9 0 9
2001 19 0 19
2002 11 0 11
2003 9 0 9
2004 5 0 5
2005 6 0 6
2006 7 0 7
2007 15 0 15
2008 9 0 9
2009 8 0 8
2010 6 0 6
2011 11 0 11
2012 10 0 10
2013 9 0 9
2014 8 0 8
2015 10 0 10
2016 14 0 14
2017 11 0 11

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Popularity of Werner as a first name

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Popularity of Werner as a last name

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Common last names for Werner

  • Mueller
  • Schmidt
  • Anderson
  • Meyer
  • Schneider
  • Fischer
  • Schulz
  • Becker
  • Zimmerman
  • Erickson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Werner U.S.
  White 95.24% 64.26%
  African American 0.48% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.25% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.17% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Werner

People with the last name Werner are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Werner

  • What name lists does Werner rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Werner? Werner is the 4,867th most popular name of all time. As a last name Werner was the 1,013th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Werner have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,365 babies born with the first name Werner in the United States. That's more than enough people named Werner to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Werner? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1889 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Werner first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Werner is Monday, June 22nd, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Werner born? The highest recorded use of the first name Werner was in 1930 with a total of 93 babies.
  • Random Werner Factoid: According to the 1963 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Werner is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 7 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1963.
  • Weird things about the name Werner: Your name in reverse order is Renrew. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eenwrr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Werner? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 34,488 people with the last name Werner.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Werner? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 12 of them will have Werner 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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