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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sojourner

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  1. A submission from Mississippi, U.S. says the name Sojourner means "Traveler".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun So"journ*er
One who sojourns.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A temporary resident

sojourn +‎ -er

  1. A person who resides temporarily in a place.

Notable Persons Named Sojourner

Notable Persons Named Sojourner

Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth was an abolitionism in the united states, author, human rights activists, abolitionist, and human rights activist. Sojourner was born in 1797 in Swartekill, New York, U.S. She left this life on November 26th, 1883.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sojourner

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sojourner

Mike Sojourner

Mike Sojourner is a basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks. He was most active from 1974 to 1977. Mike was born on October 16th, 1953 in Germantown, Philadelphia.

Melanie Sojourner

Melanie was born on January 5th, 1968 in Centreville, Mississippi.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sojourner U.S.
  White 62.92% 64.26%
  African American 31.33% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.61% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.87% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sojourner

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

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Fun Facts about the name Sojourner

  • How Popular is the name Sojourner? Sojourner is the 30,176th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sojourner was the 53,913th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sojourner have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 168 babies born with the first name Sojourner in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sojourner 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 Sojourner? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sojourner first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sojourner is Saturday, November 12th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Sojourner born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sojourner was in 1973 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Sojourner: The name spelled backwards is Renruojos. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rjouensro. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sojourner? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 383 people with the last name Sojourner.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sojourner? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sojourner as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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