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Woodrow

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1900 8 0 8
1902 5 0 5
1906 7 0 7
1907 11 0 11
1908 17 0 17
1909 24 0 24
1910 45 0 45
1911 121 0 121
1912 1,854 11 1,843 #46 boy name
1913 2,343 10 2,333 #44 boy name
1914 1,791 6 1,785 #71 boy name
1915 1,974 8 1,966 #83 boy name
1916 2,679 11 2,668 #64 boy name
1917 2,439 11 2,428 #73 boy name
1918 3,372 14 3,358 #58 boy name
1919 1,823 15 1,808 #91 boy name
1920 779 5 774
1921 690 6 684
1922 632 9 623
1923 483 0 483
1924 521 5 516
1925 375 0 375
1926 307 0 307
1927 343 5 338
1928 229 0 229
1929 213 0 213
1930 212 0 212
1931 242 7 235
1932 299 5 294
1933 222 0 222
1934 217 0 217
1935 272 0 272
1936 283 0 283
1937 355 0 355
1938 404 0 404
1939 425 0 425
1940 449 5 444
1941 481 0 481
1942 479 0 479
1943 559 0 559
1944 523 0 523
1945 502 0 502
1946 470 0 470
1947 486 0 486
1948 428 0 428
1949 389 0 389
1950 334 0 334
1951 362 0 362
1952 353 0 353
1953 302 0 302
1954 304 0 304
1955 283 0 283
1956 233 0 233
1957 239 0 239
1958 222 6 216
1959 179 0 179
1960 209 0 209
1961 214 0 214
1962 202 0 202
1963 191 0 191
1964 195 0 195
1965 168 0 168
1966 149 0 149
1967 152 0 152
1968 148 0 148
1969 157 0 157
1970 147 0 147
1971 145 0 145
1972 137 0 137
1973 120 0 120
1974 97 0 97
1975 100 0 100
1976 105 0 105
1977 109 0 109
1978 94 0 94
1979 97 0 97
1980 94 0 94
1981 84 0 84
1982 87 0 87
1983 86 0 86
1984 62 0 62
1985 64 0 64
1986 77 0 77
1987 50 0 50
1988 64 0 64
1989 73 0 73
1990 68 0 68
1991 70 0 70
1992 71 0 71
1993 62 0 62
1994 50 0 50
1995 39 0 39
1996 54 0 54
1997 64 0 64
1998 40 0 40
1999 39 0 39
2000 23 0 23
2001 24 0 24
2002 32 0 32
2003 36 0 36
2004 29 0 29
2005 32 0 32
2006 19 0 19
2007 27 0 27
2008 33 0 33
2009 29 0 29
2010 44 0 44
2011 38 0 38
2012 35 0 35
2013 33 0 33
2014 57 0 57
2015 59 0 59

Fun Facts about the name Woodrow

  • How many people with the first name Woodrow have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 38,377 babies born with the first name Woodrow in the United States. That's more than enough people named Woodrow to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Woodrow? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Woodrow first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Woodrow is Wednesday, May 28th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Woodrow born? The highest recorded use of the first name Woodrow was in 1918 with a total of 3,358 babies. That's a lot of babies named Woodrow!
  • Random Woodrow Factoid: According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Woodrow ranks 52nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 33 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1912.
  • Weird things about the name Woodrow: Your name in reverse order is Wordoow. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Odwworo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Woodrow? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,723 people with the last name Woodrow.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Woodrow? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Woodrow as their last name since less than 1 person in 109k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Woodrow as a first name

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Popularity of Woodrow as a last name

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Common last names for Woodrow

  • Wilson
  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Jackson
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Hall
  • Harris
  • Martin
  • Thompson
  • Thomas
  • Walker
  • Anderson
  • Wright

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Woodrow U.S.
  White 87.33% 64.26%
  African American 7.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.99% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.69% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.02% 16.26%

Of Last Name Woodrow

People with the last name Woodrow are most frequently White

Entire United States

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Woodrow" mean? The list below shows the origins of Woodrow as well as things modernly associated with the name Woodrow such as celebrities named Woodrow.

English

Origin and Meaning of Woodrow

The name "Woodrow" is of English origin, and it means "From the lane in the woods". It's a name commonly given to boys.

  1. A topographic surname​ for a dweller in a row of houses near a wood.
  2. (US) A male given name transferred from the surname, given in the 1910s in honor of President Woodrow Wilson.

Notable Persons With the Name Woodrow

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson was a 28th President of the United States, 34th Governor of New Jersey, and 13th President of Princeton University. Woodrow was born on December 28th, 1856 in Staunton, Virginia, U.S. He died on February 3rd, 1924.

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Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson is an actor, activist, director, and playwright. His most notable accomplishments were from 1985 to present. Woody was given the name Woodrow Tracy Harrelson by his parent Charles Harrelson on July 23rd, 1961 in Midland, Texas, U.S.

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Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie was an american folk music and protest song musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, harmonica, Mandolin, Fiddle, C. F. Martin & Company, Gibson Guitar Corporation, and Gibson J-45. He holds the title This Land is Your Land". He was most active from 1930 to 1956. Woody was given the name Woodrow Wilson Guthrie on July 14th, 1912 in United States. He passed away on October 3rd, 1967.

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Woody Herman

Woody Herman was a big band, swing music, and cool jazz bandleader and musician. He plays Saxophone, Clarinet, and Vocals. Woody was given the name Woodrow Charles Herman on May 16th, 1913. Woody is also known as Road Father. He died on October 29th, 1987.

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Red Sovine

Red Sovine was a country music musician and songwriter. He plays Guitar. He was most prominent from 1935 to 1980. Red was given the name Woodrow Wilson Sovine on July 7th, 1917 in Charleston, West Virginia. He breathed his last breath on April 4th, 1980.

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Woodrow Wilson Rawls

Woodrow Wilson Rawls was a writer. Woodrow was born on September 24th, 1913 in Scraper, Oklahoma. He left this life on December 16th, 1984.

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  • Woodrow Wilson Johnson
    (leading somebody)
  • Woodrow W. Keeble
    (famous individual)
  • Ruggiero Ricci
    (violinist)
  • Woodrow M. Kroll
    (notable human)
  • Woodrow Lloyd
    (8th Premier of Saskatchewan)
  • Woodrow Wilson Bledsoe
    (scientist)
  • Woodrow Landfair
    (author)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Woodrow

Cauley Woodrow

Cauley Woodrow is a soccer player for the Fulham F.C., Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Luton Town F.C., Southend United F.C., England national under-17 football team, England national under-20 football team, and England national under-21 football team. Cauley was born on December 2nd, 1994 in Hemel Hempstead, England.

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Bill Woodrow

Bill Woodrow is an artist in the field of sculpture. Bill was born on November 1st, 1948 in near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, UK.

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Christopher Woodrow

Christopher Woodrow is a chairman, ceo, and worldview entertainment. Christopher was born on July 19th, 1977 in Syracuse, New York, USA.

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Marnie Woodrow

Marnie Woodrow is a writer. Marnie was born in Orillia.

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Allan Woodrow

Allan Woodrow is a famed human. Allan was born on November 6th, 1964.

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Herbert H. Woodrow

Herbert H. Woodrow was a leading individual in the field of psychology. Herbert was born on February 25th, 1883 in Chillicothe, Ohio. He left this life on June 14th, 1974.

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What does the name Woodrow mean?

Wis for warm hearted, it's you!

Ois for ornate, nothing plain here!

Ois for outlook, pleasing to all.

Dis for direct, you get to the point

Ris for responsible, honoring your obligations

Ois for organized, you always know where things are

Wis for wisdom, you acquire with age.

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