Missouri name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Missouri

User Submitted Origins

Native American

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Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A dialect of the Chiwere language spoken by the Missouri
  2. A midwestern state in central United States; a border state during the American Civil War, Missouri was admitted to the Confederacy without actually seceding from the Union
  3. The longest river in the United States; arises in Montana and flows southeastward to become a tributary of the Mississippi at Saint Louis ("The Missouri and Mississippi Rivers together form the third longest river in the world")
  4. A member of the Siouan people formerly inhabiting the valley of the Missouri river in Missouri

From a French adaptation of Miami wimihsoorita (“the people who have dugout canoes”), a term for the inhabitants of the area around the Missouri River.

  1. A state of the United States.
  2. The longest river in the United States, flowing from Montana to become a tributary of the Mississippi at Saint Louis.
  3. A Native American tribe that originally lived in the Great Lakes region of United States.
  4. (historical) An organized territory in the United States during the nineteenth century.

Missouri was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Finnish, German, Italian, Polish, and Portuguese

Notable Persons With the Last Name Missouri

Notable Persons With the Last Name Missouri

Dwayne Missouri

Dwayne Missouri is a football player. He has been prominent since 2001. Dwayne was born on December 23rd, 1978 in Frankfurt.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Missouri U.S.
  White 9.96% 64.26%
  African American 84.44% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.87% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.28% 16.26%

Of Last Name Missouri

People with the last name Missouri are most frequently African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Missouri

  • How Popular is the name Missouri? Missouri is the 8,177th most popular name of all time. As a last name Missouri was the 44,576th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Missouri have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,564 babies born with the first name Missouri in the United States. That's more than enough people named Missouri 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 Missouri? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 23 new born babies.
  • When was Missouri first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Missouri is Thursday, September 24th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Missouri born? The highest recorded use of the first name Missouri was in 1889 with a total of 40 babies.
  • Random Missouri Factoid: According to the 1934 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Missouri is not a popular baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Georgia have the same name in 1934.
  • Weird things about the name Missouri: The name spelled backwards is Iruossim. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rmuisois. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Missouri? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 482 people with the last name Missouri.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Missouri? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Missouri as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Missouri name meaning

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