Miner name meaning

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 Miner

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Min"er
  1. One who mines; a digger for metals, etc.; one engaged in the business of getting ore, coal, or precious stones, out of the earth; one who digs military mines; as, armies have sappers and miners .
  2. [Zoöl]
    1. Any of numerous insects which, in the larval state, excavate galleries in the parenchyma of leaves. They are mostly minute moths and dipterous flies.
    2. The chattering, or garrulous, honey eater of Australia (Myzantha garrula).

Etymology: Cf. F. mineur

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Laborer who works in a mine

mine +‎ -er

  1. A person who works in a mine.
  2. An operator of ordnance mines and similar explosives.
  3. Any bird of one of four species of Australian endemic honeyeaters in the genus Manorina.
  4. Any bird of one of several species of South American ovenbirds in the genus Geositta.
  5. (computing) Software that mines, or creates new units of cryptocurrency.

miner was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Danish, French, Latin, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Romanian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Miner

Notable Persons Named Miner

Miner Searle Bates

Miner was born in 1897. He breathed his last breath in 1978.

Miner Kilbourne Kellogg

Miner was born in 1814. He left this life in 1889.

Miner Gibbs Norton

His career lasted from 1921 to 1923. Miner was born on May 11th, 1857 in Andover, Ohio. He passed away on September 7th, 1926.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Miner

Notable Persons With the Last Name Miner

Rachel Miner

Rachel Miner is an actress. She was most active from 1990 to 2013. Rachel was born Rachel Miner on July 29th, 1980 in New York City.

Bob Miner

Bob Miner was a co-founder of oracle corporation, oracle corporation, and co-founder oforacle corporation. He was most prominent from 1994 to 1994. Bob was given the name Robert Nimrod Miner on December 23rd, 1941 in Cicero, Illinois, U.S. He died on November 11th, 1994.

Steve Miner

Steve Miner is a film director. Steve was born on June 18th, 1951 in Chicago.

Harold Miner

Harold Miner is a basketball player for the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers. He was most active from 1992 to 1996. Harold was born on May 5th, 1971 in Inglewood, California.

Rich Miner

Jay Glenn Miner

Jay Glenn Miner was an integrated circuit designer, integrated circuit, and integrated circuitdesigner. Jay was born on May 31st, 1932 in Prescott, Arizona, USA. He breathed his last breath on June 20th, 1994.

  • Bill Miner
    Stagecoach Robber
  • Stephanie A. Miner
  • Ross Miner
  • Jack Miner
  • Zach Miner
    Baseball Player
  • Myrtilla Miner
  • Ahiman Louis Miner
  • Henry Clay Miner
  • Harry Garnet Bedford Miner
    Military Person
  • Alonzo Ames Miner
  • John Miner
  • Eunice Thurston Thomas Miner

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Miner U.S.
  White 87.41% 64.26%
  African American 5.66% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.90% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.31% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.76% 16.26%

Of Last Name Miner

People with the last name Miner are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Miner

  • How Popular is the name Miner? Miner is the 23,538th most popular name of all time. As a last name Miner was the 1,683rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Miner have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 274 babies born with the first name Miner in the United States. That's more than enough people named Miner 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 Miner? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Miner first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Miner is Monday, June 1st, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Miner born? The highest recorded use of the first name Miner was in 1917 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Miner: The name spelled backwards is Renim. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Mneri. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Miner? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 21,439 people with the last name Miner.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Miner? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Miner as their last name.
  • Miner name meaning

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