Roosevelt 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 Roosevelt

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  1. 26th President of the United States; hero of the Spanish-American War; Panama Canal was built during his administration ("Theodore Roosevelt said `Speak softly but carry a big stick'")
  2. 32nd President of the United States; elected four times; instituted New Deal to counter the Great Depression and led country during World War II (1882-1945)
  3. Wife of Franklin Roosevelt and a strong advocate of human rights (1884-1962)

Dutch roos (“rose”) + veld (“field”)

  1. An American surname of Dutch origin, derived from words meaning rose and open country; borne by two Presidents of U.S.
  2. (chiefly US) A male given name transferred from the surname, given in honor of the Presidents.

Notable Persons Named Roosevelt

Notable Persons Named Roosevelt


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Roosevelt Skerrit

Roosevelt Skerrit is a Prime Minister of Dominica. Roosevelt was born on June 8th, 1972 in Roseau.

Roosevelt Nix

Roosevelt Nix is a football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Roosevelt was born on March 30th, 1992 in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

Roosevelt Sykes

Roosevelt Sykes was a blues and boogie-woogie musician. He was most active from 1920 to 1983. Roosevelt was born on January 31st, 1906 in Elmar, Arkansas, United States. Roosevelt is also known as The Honeydripper. He passed away on July 17th, 1983.

Roosevelt Barnes

Roosevelt Barnes is an athlete for the Detroit Lions. Roosevelt was born on August 3rd, 1958 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Roosevelt Leaks

Roosevelt Leaks is a football player for the History of the Baltimore Colts and Buffalo Bills. Roosevelt was born on January 31st, 1953 in Brenham, Texas.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Roosevelt

Notable Persons With the Last Name Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt was a Member of the New York State Senate, for the 26th District, 32nd President of the United States, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and Member of theNew York State Senate. He holds the title Nothing to Fear, State of the Union, FDR Pearl Harbor speech, and A date which will live in infamy". Franklin was born on January 30th, 1882 in Hyde Park, New York, U.S. He died on April 12th, 1945.

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt was a New York State Assembly Minority Leader, 26th President of the United States, 25th Vice President of the United States, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and New York State AssemblyMinority Leader. He holds the title The right of the people to rule" and Address to the Boys Progressive League. His military service ended in 1886. Theodore was born on October 27th, 1858 in New York City, New York, U.S. He passed away on January 6th, 1919.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt was a Chairperson of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women, Chairperson of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, United States Representative to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, First Lady of New York, Chairperson of thePresi. She holds the title State of the Union. Eleanor was born on October 11th, 1884 in New York City. She left this life on November 7th, 1962.

Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth

Alice was given the name Alice Lee Roosevelt by her parents Theodore Roosevelt and Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt on February 12th, 1884 in United States. She died on February 20th, 1980.

James Roosevelt

James Roosevelt was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, from California's 26th district, Chairman of the California Democratic Party, Chairman of theCalifornia Democratic Party, Secretary to the President, and Secretary to the President of the United States. He was most prominent from 1955 to 1965. His military service ended in 1959. James was born on December 23rd, 1907 in New York City, U.S. He passed away on August 13th, 1991.

Edith Roosevelt

Edith Roosevelt was a First Lady of New York, First Lady of the United States, and Second Lady of the United States. Edith was born on August 6th, 1861 in Norwich, Connecticut. She died on September 30th, 1948.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Roosevelt U.S.
  White 65.90% 64.26%
  African American 23.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.09% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.99% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.69% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.49% 16.26%

Of Last Name Roosevelt

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

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Fun Facts about the name Roosevelt

  • How Popular is the name Roosevelt? Roosevelt is the 1,231st most popular name of all time. As a last name Roosevelt was the 24,822nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Roosevelt have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 37,785 babies born with the first name Roosevelt in the United States. That's more than enough people named Roosevelt to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Roosevelt? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1895 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Roosevelt first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Roosevelt is Saturday, April 1st, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Roosevelt born? The highest recorded use of the first name Roosevelt was in 1933 with a total of 1,207 babies. That's a lot of babies named Roosevelt!
  • Random Roosevelt Factoid: According to the 1931 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Roosevelt ranks 57th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 67 babies in Mississippi have the same name in 1931.
  • Weird things about the name Roosevelt: The name spelled backwards is Tlevesoor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Osreeovlt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Roosevelt? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,003 people with the last name Roosevelt.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Roosevelt? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Roosevelt as their last name since less than 1 person in 294k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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