Artist name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Art"ist
  1. One who practices some mechanic art or craft; an artisan.(Obs)"How to build ships, and dreadful ordnance cast, Instruct the articles and reward their." [Waller.]
  2. One who professes and practices an art in which science and taste preside over the manual execution.
  3. One who shows trained skill or rare taste in any manual art or occupation.
  4. An artful person; a schemer.(Obs)
    synonyms: Artisan. See Artisan.

Note: ☞ The term is particularly applied to painters, sculptors, musicians, engravers, and architects.

Etymology: F. artiste, LL. artista, fr. L. ars. See Art (n.), and cf. Artiste

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination

From French artiste, from Italian artista, from late Latin artista, from ars (“art”).

  1. A person who creates art.
  2. A person who creates art as an occupation.
  3. A person who is skilled at some activity.
  4. A recording artist.

artist was also found in the following language(s): Albanian, Friulian, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Serbo-Croatian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Artist

Notable Persons Named Artist

Artist Namboothiri

Artist Namboothiri is a in the fields of painter, sculptor, painting, and sculpture. Artist was born on September 10th, 1925 in Karuvattu Mana, Ponnani.

Artist Krishn Kanhai

Artist Krishn Kanhai is a painter. Artist was born as the child of Kanhai Chitrakar on August 21st, 1961 in Vrindavan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India. Artist is also known as krishna chitrakar.

Artist And Writer Faouzi Al-Kach

Artist was born in 1933.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Artist

Notable Persons With the Last Name Artist

Jacob Artist

Jacob Artist is an actor, singer, and dancer. He was most prominent from 2011 to present. Jacob was born on October 17th, 1992 in Buffalo, New York.

The Artist

The was given the name Baron Batch on December 21st, 1987 in Odessa, Texas.

Sab the Artist

Sab the Artist is a hip hop music, pop music, rhythm, and blues rapping, singer-songwriter, and record producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Sab was given the name Musab Saad . Sab is also known as Beyond, Musab, SAB, Minnesota Slicks, and General Woundwart.

Said El Artist

Walter Dexter, British artist


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Artist U.S.
  White 38.46% 64.26%
  African American 54.76% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.93% 16.26%

Of Last Name Artist

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

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Fun Facts about the name Artist

  • How Popular is the name Artist? Artist is the 21,020th most popular name of all time. As a last name Artist was the 40,144th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Artist have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 340 babies born with the first name Artist in the United States. That's more than enough people named Artist 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 Artist? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Artist first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Artist is Wednesday, February 13th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Artist born? The highest recorded use of the first name Artist was in 2019 with a total of 67 babies.
  • Random Artist Factoid: According to the 2019 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Artist is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Georgia have the same name in 2019.
  • Weird things about the name Artist: The name spelled backwards is Tsitra. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Tritas. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Artist? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 546 people with the last name Artist.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Artist? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Artist as their last name since less than 1 person in 526k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Artist name meaning

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