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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Wilkins

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  • A user from Kenya says the name Wilkins is of English origin and means "God given".

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  1. English biochemist who helped discover the structure of DNA (1916-2004)
  2. Australian who was the first to explore the Arctic by airplane (1888-1958)
  3. United States civil rights leader (1901-1981)

From Middle English Wilkin, from Will, diminutive of William, + -kin (“small”).

  1. A patronymic surname​.

Notable Persons Named Wilkins

Wilkins Micawber is a fictional character.


Wilkins is a pop music, latin music (genre), and tropical music singer, songwriter, and singing. His most notable accomplishments were from 1968 to present. Wilkins was given the name German Wilkins Vélez Ramírez on March 10th, 1953 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.


Wilkins was born on September 1st, 1889. He passed away in 1950.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Wilkins

Dominique Wilkins is a basketball player for the Panathinaikos, Fortitudo Bologna, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs, and Orlando Magic. He was most active from 1982 to 1999. Dominique was born on January 12th, 1960 in Paris, France.


Ray Wilkins is a soccer player for the Chelsea F.C., Manchester United F.C., A.C. Milan, Paris Saint-Germain F.C., Rangers F.C., Queens Park Rangers F.C., Crystal Palace F.C., Wycombe Wanderers F.C., Hibernian F.C., Millwall F.C., Leyton Orient F.C., England national under-21 football team, and an. Ray was born on September 14th, 1956 in Hillingdon, England.


Maurice Wilkins was a scientist in the fields of physics and molecular biology. Maurice was born on December 15th, 1916 in New Zealand. He died on October 5th, 2004.


Roy Wilkins was an activism. Roy was born on August 30th, 1901 in St. Louis. He died on September 8th, 1981.


John Wilkins was a clergyman, natural philosopher, author, administrator, anglican ministry, and natural philosophy. He holds the title Warden of Wadham College, Oxford, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, Secretary of the Royal Society, Bishop of Chester, Warden ofWadham College, Master ofTrinity College, and Secretary of theRoyal Society. John was born on February 14th, 1614 in Fawsley. He breathed his last breath on November 19th, 1672.


Robert Leon Wilkins is a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Judge of theUnited States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Judge of theUnit. Robert was born in 1963 in Muncie, Indiana.


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Popularity of Wilkins as a last name

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Common last names for Wilkins

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wilkins U.S.
  White 63.09% 64.26%
  African American 30.56% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.89% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.36% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.66% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wilkins

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

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Fun Facts about the name Wilkins

  • How Popular is the name Wilkins? Wilkins is the 23,001st most popular name of all time. As a last name Wilkins was the 570th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Wilkins have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 271 babies born with the first name Wilkins in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wilkins to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Wilkins? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Wilkins first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wilkins is Tuesday, April 18th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Wilkins born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wilkins was in 1991 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Random Wilkins Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wilkins is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Wilkins: Your name in reverse order is Snikliw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Klsiniw. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wilkins? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 58,634 people with the last name Wilkins.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wilkins? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 20 of them will have Wilkins 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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