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

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Bufford

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Alt. Meaning

B is for blossom, a renewal of your spirit.

U is for unique, your love of life.

F is for festive, the youth of your spirit.

F is for funny, humor suits you!

O is for organized, you always know where things are

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

D is for dream, your beacon ahead.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Bufford

Notable Persons With the Last Name Bufford

John Henry Bufford

John was born in 1810. He died in 1870.

Jamall Bufford

Jamall Bufford is a hip hop music songwriter and rapping. Jamall is also known as Buff1.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bufford U.S.
  White 38.67% 64.26%
  African American 56.36% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.73% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.62% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bufford

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Bufford

  • How Popular is the name Bufford? Bufford is the 16,692nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Bufford was the 12,025th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bufford have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 507 babies born with the first name Bufford in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bufford 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 Bufford? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Bufford first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bufford is Thursday, January 1st, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Bufford born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bufford was in 1928 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Random Bufford Factoid: According to the 1938 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bufford is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name in 1938.
  • Weird things about the name Bufford: The name spelled backwards is Droffub. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Doffbru. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bufford? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,596 people with the last name Bufford.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bufford? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bufford as their last name since less than 1 person in 114k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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