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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Wooten

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Indiana, United States says the name Wooten means "Of the woods".
  • A user from Illinois, United States says the name Wooten means "Cactus".
  • According to a user from Missouri, United States, the name Wooten is of English origin and means "Wood enclosure".
Other origins: German

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International Interest
  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wooten

Victor Wooten is a jazz fusion, funk, funk rock, and hip hop music musician. He plays Bass guitar, Fiddle, Cello, Drum kit, Keyboard instrument, Guitar, Fodera, and Steinberger. His ongoing career started in 1980. Victor was given the name Victor Lemonte Wooten on September 11th, 1964 in Mountain Home, Idaho, United States.


Future Man is a jazz and jazz fusion musician. He plays Drumitar, Zendrum, Drums, Percussion, and Vocals. Future was given the name Roy Wilfred Wooten on October 13th, 1957 in Hampton, Virginia, US. Future is also known as Futche.


Andrew Wooten is a soccer player for the SV Sandhausen, Wormatia Worms, FC Kaiserslautern II, FC Kaiserslautern, FSV Frankfurt, and United States men's national soccer team. Andrew was born on September 30th, 1989 in Bamberg, West Germany.


John Wooten is a football player. John was born on December 5th, 1936 in Harris County, Texas. John is also known as Wooten and John B..


Rob Wooten is a baseball player for the Atlanta Braves. Rob was born on July 21st, 1985 in Goldsboro, North Carolina.


Khalid Wooten is a football player. Khalid was born on February 19th, 1990 in San Bernardino, California.


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International Interest for Wooten

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Popularity of Wooten as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wooten U.S.
  White 65.90% 64.26%
  African American 28.78% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.38% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.70% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wooten

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

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Fun Facts about the name Wooten

  • How Popular is the name Wooten? As a last name Wooten was the 1,123rd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Wooten first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Wooten is Wednesday, July 27th, 1881.
  • How unique is the name Wooten? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Wooten. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Wooten: Your name in reverse order is Netoow. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ooenwt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wooten? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 31,249 people with the last name Wooten.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wooten? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Wooten as their last name.

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