First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Benford mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Benford

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Alt. Meaning

B is for beauty, that comes from within.

E is for elegant, born within you.

N is for narrator, tell many stories

F is for future, always looking ahead.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

D is for delight, a surprise from within.

Notable Persons Named Benford

Notable Persons Named Benford

Benford Joseph

Benford Joseph is an athlete for the Avenues United FC.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Benford

Notable Persons With the Last Name Benford

Gregory Benford

Gregory Benford is a science fiction writer. Gregory was born on January 30th, 1941 in Mobile, Alabama.

Jr. Frank Albert Benford

Jr. Frank Albert Benford was a scientist in the fields of electrical engineering and physics. Jr. was born on May 29th, 1883 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He passed away on December 4th, 1948.

Tony Benford

Tony was born on March 22nd, 1964 in Hobbs, New Mexico.

Tim Benford

Tim Benford is a football player. Tim was born on September 7th, 1989 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Tommy Benford

Tommy Benford was a jazz musician. He plays Drum kit. Tommy was given the name Thomas Benford on April 19th, 1905 in Charleston, West Virginia. He died on March 24th, 1994.

Douglas Benford

Douglas Benford is a musician. He was most active from 1980 to present. Douglas is also known as si-cut.db, Radial Blend, Tennis, Phoenix Jig, and Pantunes Music & Media Form.


Common last names for Benford

  • Jones

Common first names for Benford

  • Robert
  • Willie
  • James
  • John
  • Mary
  • George
  • William
  • Annie
  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • Elizabeth
  • Bessie
  • Beatrice

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Benford U.S.
  White 23.73% 64.26%
  African American 69.79% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.23% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.20% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.85% 16.26%

Of Last Name Benford

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Benford

  • How Popular is the name Benford? Benford is the 20,197th most popular name of all time. As a last name Benford was the 8,293rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Benford have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 366 babies born with the first name Benford in the United States. That's more than enough people named Benford 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 Benford? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Benford first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Benford is Tuesday, September 25th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Benford born? The highest recorded use of the first name Benford was in 1927 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Random Benford Factoid: According to the 1967 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Benford is not a popular baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Mississippi have the same name in 1967.
  • Weird things about the name Benford: The name spelled backwards is Drofneb. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Fnoberd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Benford? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,995 people with the last name Benford.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Benford? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Benford as their last name.
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