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Origin and Meaning of Wiggins

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins is a basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the National Basketball Association. His most notable accomplishments were from 2014 to present. Andrew was born on February 23rd, 1995 in Toronto.


Raphael Saadiq is a contemporary r&b, soul music, and neo soul musician. His ongoing career started in 1983. Raphael was given the name Charles Ray Wiggins on May 14th, 1966.


Sir Bradley Wiggins is a cyclist. Bradley was born on April 28th, 1980 in Ghent, Flanders, Belgium.


Laura Slade Wiggins is an actress, musician, and actor. Her ongoing career started in 2006. Laura was born on August 8th, 1988 in Athens, Georgia.


Wiley Wiggins is an actor. He was most prominent from 1993 to present. Wiley was given the name Wiley Ramsey Wiggins on November 6th, 1976 in Austin, Texas.


Mitchell Wiggins is a basketball player for the Tampa Bay Stars, Mississippi Jets, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls, Quad City Thunder, Philadelphia 76ers, Fort Wayne Fury, and Lawton-Fort Sill Cavalry. Mitchell was born on September 28th, 1959 in Kinston, North Carolina.


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Popularity of Wiggins as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wiggins U.S.
  White 54.67% 64.26%
  African American 39.64% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.33% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.65% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.37% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wiggins

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

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Fun Facts about the name Wiggins

  • How Popular is the name Wiggins? As a last name Wiggins was the 685th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Wiggins first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Wiggins is Thursday, November 10th, 1887.
  • How unique is the name Wiggins? From 1880 to 2016 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Wiggins. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Wiggins: Your name in reverse order is Sniggiw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Gwsiing. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wiggins? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 50,247 people with the last name Wiggins.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wiggins? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 17 of them will have Wiggins as their last name.

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