Maple name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Maple

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ma"ple
A tree of the genus Acer, including about fifty species. Acer saccharinum is the rock maple, or sugar maple, from the sap of which sugar is made, in the United States, in great quantities, by evaporation; the red maple or swamp maple is Acer rubrum; the silver maple Acer dasycarpum, having fruit wooly when young; the striped maple Acer Pennsylvanium, called also moosewood. The common maple of Europe is Acer campestre, the sycamore maple is Acer Pseudo-platanus, and the Norway maple is Acer platanoides.

Note: Maple is much used adjectively, or as the first part of a compound; as, maple tree, maple leaf, etc.

Etymology: AS. mapolder mapulder mapol; akin to Icel. möpurr; cf. OHG. mazzaltra mazzoltra, G. massholder

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer bearing winged seeds in pairs; north temperate zone
  2. Wood of any of various maple trees; especially the hard close-grained wood of the sugar maple; used especially for furniture and flooring

From Old English mapultrēow and mapulder, from Proto-Germanic *mapulaz (compare Old Saxon mapulder, Old High German mazaltra, mazzaltra; Old Norse möpurr, Middle Low German mapeldorn, dialectal Dutch meppel, German Masseller, Maßholder), perhaps a blend of *masuraz 'knob; maple-tree' (compare Old Norse mösurr 'maple', Low German/German Maser (“knob, offshoot”) and *apulaz (“apple”) (see apple), from *masam 'lump, knob' (compare obsolete German Mase (“scar”), modern Maser (“speck, measle”). More at measles.

  1. A tree of the Acer genus, characterised by its usually palmate leaves and winged seeds.
  2. The wood of such a tree, prized for its hardness and attractive appearance

Notable Persons Named Maple

Notable Persons Named Maple

Maple Loo

Maple was born on September 3rd, 1973.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Maple

Notable Persons With the Last Name Maple

Jack Maple

Jack was born in 1952 in Richmond Hill, Queens. He breathed his last breath on August 4th, 2001.

Eddie Maple

Eddie Maple is a jockey. Eddie was born on November 8th, 1948 in Carrollton, Ohio.

Sarah Maple

Sarah Maple is a in the field of painting. Sarah was born in 1985 in England.

Dale Maple

Dale was born in 1920. He passed away in 2001.

M. Brian Maple

M. was born on November 20th, 1939.

Howard Maple

Howard was born on July 20th, 1903. He died on November 9th, 1970.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Maple U.S.
  White 75.33% 64.26%
  African American 18.78% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.18% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.38% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.81% 16.26%

Of Last Name Maple

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Maple

  • What name lists does Maple rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Maple? Maple is the 6,558th most popular name of all time. As a last name Maple was the 7,268th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Maple have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,223 babies born with the first name Maple in the United States. That's more than enough people named Maple to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Maple? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1896 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Maple first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Maple is Tuesday, October 13th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Maple born? The highest recorded use of the first name Maple was in 2018 with a total of 149 babies.
  • Random Maple Factoid: According to the 1928 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Maple is not a popular baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Mississippi have the same name in 1928.
  • Weird things about the name Maple: The name spelled backwards is Elpam. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Elamp. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Maple? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,585 people with the last name Maple.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Maple? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Maple as their last name.
  • Maple name meaning

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