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

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Burleigh

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International Interest
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  1. A surname​.
  2. Any of various towns in the English-speaking world.

Notable Persons Named Burleigh

Notable Persons Named Burleigh

Burleigh Grimes

Burleigh Grimes was a baseball player. Burleigh was born on August 18th, 1893 in Emerald, Wisconsin. He passed away on December 6th, 1985.

Burleigh Drummond

Burleigh Drummond is a musician. He plays Drum kit, Percussion instrument, and Drum Workshop. His ongoing career started in 1962. Burleigh was born on September 25th, 1951 in Fort Leavenworth.

Burleigh Smith

Burleigh Smith is a screenwriter, director, and actor. He has had major accomplishments since 2003. Burleigh was given the name Andrew Christopher Burleigh Smith on January 7th, 1979.

Burleigh B. Gardner

Burleigh was born on December 4th, 1902. He passed away in 1988.

Burleigh F. Spalding

Burleigh F. Spalding was a Chief Justice of North Dakota, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from, and Member of theU.S. House of Representativesfrom. He was most prominent from 1899 to 1901. Burleigh was born on December 3rd, 1853 in Craftsbury, Vermont. He left this life on March 17th, 1934.

Burleigh Cruikshank

Burleigh was born on June 4th, 1890 in Boston. He died in 1982.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Burleigh

Notable Persons With the Last Name Burleigh

Nina Burleigh

Nina Burleigh is an author, journalist, adjunct professor of journalism at columbia university, columbia university, and adjunct professor of journalism atcolumbia university. Nina was born in 1959 in Chicago.

Harry Burleigh

Harry Burleigh was a singing, composer, and arrangement. Harry was given the name Henry Thacker Burleigh on December 2nd, 1866 in Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S. He breathed his last breath on September 12th, 1949.

Michael Burleigh

Michael was born on April 3rd, 1955.

The Lord Balfour of Burleigh

The Lord Balfour of Burleigh was an office holder. The was born on January 13th, 1849 in Kennet, Clackmannanshire. He breathed his last breath on July 6th, 1921.

Edwin Chick Burleigh

Edwin Chick Burleigh was a Governor of Maine, Treasurer of Maine, and Maine State Treasurer. His career lasted from 1889 to 1893. Edwin was born on November 27th, 1843 in Linneus, Maine. He passed away on June 16th, 1916.

Phil Burleigh

Phil was born on October 22nd, 1986 in Christchurch.

  • Sudney Richmond Burleigh
  • George William Burleigh
  • Henry G. Burleigh
  • John Holmes Burleigh

Common last names for Burleigh

  • Thompson
  • Williams

Common first names for Burleigh

  • Robert
  • William
  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Charles
  • Ruth
  • Helen
  • Joseph
  • Margaret
  • Frank
  • Harry
  • Lillian

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Burleigh U.S.
  White 83.61% 64.26%
  African American 11.59% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.29% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.39% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.71% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Burleigh

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Burleigh

  • How Popular is the name Burleigh? Burleigh is the 17,516th most popular name of all time. As a last name Burleigh was the 10,377th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Burleigh have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 467 babies born with the first name Burleigh in the United States. That's more than enough people named Burleigh 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 Burleigh? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1892 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Burleigh first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Burleigh is Monday, September 22nd, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Burleigh born? The highest recorded use of the first name Burleigh was in 1932 with a total of 29 babies.
  • Random Burleigh Factoid: According to the 1947 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Burleigh is not a popular baby boy's name in Maine. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Maine have the same name in 1947.
  • Weird things about the name Burleigh: The name spelled backwards is Hgielrub. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rebluihg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Burleigh? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,105 people with the last name Burleigh.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Burleigh? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Burleigh as their last name.
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