Smiley name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Smiley

User Submitted Origins

African American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from India says the name Smiley means "Happy and joyfully person".
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International Interest
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Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An emoticon of a smiling face

Diminutive of smile.

  1. A simplified representation of a smiling face.
  2. (Internet) A sequence of keyboard characters used to represent a happy mood, especially or or other depiction of smiling.
  3. (rare) An improvised street weapon consisting of a length of chain with padlocks and other heavy objects affixed to one end.
  4. (South Africa) A roasted sheep's head.
  5. The type of piercing of the upper frenulum (upper lip) [1]

smiley was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Dutch, French, Portuguese, and Turkish

Notable Persons Named Smiley

Notable Persons Named Smiley


Smiley is a fictional character.

Smiley Burnette

Smiley Burnette was a country music musician. He plays Accordion, guitar, banjo, many others, and Acoustic guitar. His career lasted from 1933 to 1967. Smiley was given the name Lester Alvin Burnett on March 18th, 1911. Smiley is also known as Smiley Burnette. He breathed his last breath on February 16th, 1967.

Smiley Culture

Smiley Culture was a reggae and dancehall musician. His career lasted from 1970 to 1990. Smiley was given the name David Victor Emmanuel on February 10th, 1963 in South London, England. He died on March 15th, 2011.

Smiley Lewis

Smiley Lewis was a blues and music of new orleans musician and songwriter. He plays Guitar and Vocals. He was most active from 1940 to 1960. Smiley was given the name Overton Amos Lemons on July 5th, 1913 in DeQuincy, Louisiana, United States. Smiley is also known as Smiling Lewis. He died on October 7th, 1966.

Smiley Suri

Smiley was born on April 30th, 1983 in India.

Smiley Bates

Smiley Bates was a country music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1951 to 1997. Smiley was given the name Harvey Edgar Bates on October 16th, 1937 in Kirkland Lake. He breathed his last breath on January 8th, 1997.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Smiley

Notable Persons With the Last Name Smiley


Smiley is a fictional character.

Michael Smiley

Michael was born in 1963 in Belfast.

George Smiley

George Smiley is an intelligence officer.

Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley is a talk show host, author, entrepreneur, advocate, and philanthropist. Tavis was born on September 13th, 1964 in United States.

Rickey Smiley

Rickey was born on August 10th, 1968 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Norman Smiley

Norman Smiley is a wrestler. Norman was born on February 28th, 1965 in Northampton.

  • Jane Smiley
  • Smiley
  • Tava Michelle Smiley
    Television Personality
  • Justin Smiley
    American Football Player
  • Thomas Smiley
    Williamite Defender
  • Bill Smiley
    Baseball Player

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Smiley U.S.
  White 62.45% 64.26%
  African American 30.74% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.42% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.89% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Smiley

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Smiley

  • How Popular is the name Smiley? Smiley is the 20,467th most popular name of all time. As a last name Smiley was the 1,812th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Smiley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 357 babies born with the first name Smiley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Smiley 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 Smiley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Smiley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Smiley is Wednesday, November 11th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Smiley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Smiley was in 1926 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Random Smiley Factoid: According to the 1915 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Smiley is not a popular baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Mississippi have the same name in 1915.
  • Weird things about the name Smiley: The name spelled backwards is Yelims. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Emiysl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Smiley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 19,829 people with the last name Smiley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Smiley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Smiley as their last name.
  • Smiley name meaning

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