Smith name meaning

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

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Origin and Meaning of Smith

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Puerto Rican

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 submissions from Illinois, U.S. agree the name Smith means "Powerful, lovely, peaceful" and is of English origin.
  2. A user from Colorado, U.S. says the name Smith means "Powerful lovely and peaceful".
  3. A user from Canada says the name Smith is of English origin and means "Blacksmith, metal worker".
  4. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Smith means "Comes from lovely and peace" and is of Puerto Rican origin.
  5. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Smith means "Smith originates from metalworkers such as goldsmiths, ironsmiths and blacksmiths".
  6. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Smith is of English origin and means "It derives from the use of having the surname of your occupation, in this case, a blacksmith, or smith".
  7. A user from Australia says the name Smith is of English origin and means "Noun - A worker in metal. Verb - treat (metal) by heating, hammering, and forging it".
  8. A user from Nigeria says the name Smith means "Powerful and rich".
  9. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Smith is of English origin and means "Blacksmith".
  10. A user from North Carolina, U.S. says the name Smith is of English origin and means "A metalworker".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Smith
  1. One who forges with the hammer; one who works in metals; as, a black smith, gold smith, silver smith, and the like."Nor yet the smith hath learned to form a sword." [Tate.]
  2. One who makes or effects anything.(R)

Etymology: AS. smið; akin to D. smid, G. schmied, OHG. smid, Icel. smiðr, Dan. & Sw. smed, Goth. smiþain comp.); cf. Gr. smi`lh a sort of knife, sminy`h a hoe, mattock

verb Smith
To beat into shape; to forge.

Etymology: AS. smiðian. See Smith (n.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Someone who works metal (especially by hammering it when it is hot and malleable)
  2. Someone who works at something specified
  3. Scottish economist who advocated private enterprise and free trade (1723-1790)
  4. English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631)
  5. Religious leader who founded the Mormon Church in 1830 (1805-1844)
  6. United States blues singer (1894-1937)
  7. United States suffragist who refused to pay taxes until she could vote (1792-1886)
  8. United States singer noted for her rendition of patriotic songs (1909-1986)
  9. United States sculptor (1906-1965)
  10. Rhodesian statesman who declared independence of Zimbabwe from Great Britain (born in 1919)

From smith.

  1. An English surname​ (the most common in Britain, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand).
  2. A hamlet in Alberta, Canada.
  3. A ghost town in Humboldt County, California.
  4. An unincorporated community in Galena Township, LaPorte County, Indiana, United States.
  5. An unincorporated community in Harlan County, Kentucky.
  6. A small unincorporated community in Lyon County, Nevada.
  7. An unincorporated community in York County, South Carolina, also Smiths Turnout.

Smith was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Smith

Notable Persons Named Smith

Smith Wigglesworth

Smith Wigglesworth was a plumber, evangelist, and evangelism. Smith was born on June 8th, 1859 in Menston, Yorkshire, England. He breathed his last breath on March 12th, 1947.

Smith Hart

Smith Hart is a wrestler. Smith was born on November 28th, 1948 in Long Beach, New York.

Smith Cho

Smith Cho is a film and television actress.

Smith Thompson

Smith was born on January 17th, 1768 in Amenia (town), New York. He passed away on December 18th, 1843.

Smith Dun

Smith Dun is a Commander in Chief of the Burmese Army and Commander in Chief of theBurmese Army. Smith was born on November 11th, 1906 in Irrawaddy Delta.

Smith Ballew

Smith Ballew was a popular music, jazz, country music, and western (genre) vocalist, musician, orchestra leader, film actor, singing, orchestra, and actor. He plays Vocals. He was most active from 1930 to 1930. Smith was given the name Sykes Ballew on January 21st, 1902 in Palestine, Texas. Smith is also known as Ballew and Sykes. He left this life on May 2nd, 1984.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Smith

Notable Persons With the Last Name Smith

Will Smith

Will Smith is an actor, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He was most active from 1985 to present. Will was given the name Willard Carroll Smith, Jr. on September 25th, 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Will is also known as The Fresh Prince.

Jaden Smith

Jaden Smith is an actor, rapper, and rapping. His most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to present. Jaden was given the name Jaden Christopher Syre Smith by his parents Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith on July 8th, 1998 in Malibu, California, U.S.

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore is an actress, children's author, and children's literature. Her ongoing career started in 1983. Julianne was given the name Julie Anne Smith on December 3rd, 1960 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S.

Adam Smith

Adam Smith was a philosopher. Adam was born in 1723 in Kirkcaldy. He left this life on July 17th, 1790.

Matt Smith

Matt Smith is an actor. He has been prominent since 2003. Matt was given the name Matthew Robert Smith on October 28th, 1982 in Northampton, England.

Remy Ma

Remy Ma is a hip hop music rapper, songwriter, and rapping. She plays Vocals. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. Remy was given the name Reminisce Smith on May 30th, 1980. Remy is also known as Remy Martin.

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  • Dame Maggie Smith
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  • Anna Nicole Smith
  • LL Cool J
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  • Method Man
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  • Joseph, Jr. Smith
  • Amanda Abbington
  • Busta Rhymes
  • Willow Smith

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Smith U.S.
  White 70.90% 64.26%
  African American 23.11% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.89% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.19% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.40% 16.26%

Of Last Name Smith

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

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Fun Facts about the name Smith

  • What name lists does Smith rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Smith? Smith is the 3,948th most popular name of all time. As a last name Smith was the 1st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Smith have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,894 babies born with the first name Smith in the United States. That's more than enough people named Smith to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Smith? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 15 new born babies.
  • When was Smith first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Smith is Sunday, January 13th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Smith born? The highest recorded use of the first name Smith was in 2016 with a total of 162 babies.
  • Random Smith Factoid: According to the 1915 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Smith is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in North Carolina have the same name in 1915.
  • Weird things about the name Smith: The name spelled backwards is Htims. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Msthi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Smith? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,442,977 people with the last name Smith.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Smith? Smith was ranked as the 1st most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
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