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Stokes

First Name
149
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
62k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Stokes

User Submitted Origins

English
67%
French
13%
Welsh
7%
Hindi
7%
African
7%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Indiana, U.S. says the name Stokes is of Welsh origin and means "tree trunk".
  2. A submission from the United States says the name Stokes means "Fire tender".
  3. According to a user from Washington, U.S., the name Stokes is of English origin and means "Farmer".
  4. According to a user from Maryland, U.S., the name Stokes means "The children of the heavens".
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International Interest
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Wiktionary
  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Stokes

Notable Persons With the Last Name Stokes

Anthony Stokes

Anthony Stokes is a soccer player for the Hibernian F.C., Celtic F.C., Cherry Orchard F.C., Arsenal F.C., Falkirk F.C., Sunderland A.F.C., Sheffield United F.C., Crystal Palace F.C., Republic of Ireland national under-21 football team, Republic of Ireland national football B team, and Republic of. Anthony was born on July 25th, 1988 in Dublin.

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Ben Stokes

Ben was born on June 4th, 1991 in Christchurch.

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Father Gabriel Stokes

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Sir George Stokes

Sir George Stokes was a scientist in the field of physics. George was born on August 13th, 1819 in Skreen, County Sligo, Ireland. He died on February 1st, 1903.

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Nick Stokes

Nick Stokes is a fictional character.

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Jarnell Stokes

Jarnell Stokes is a basketball player for the Sioux Falls Skyforce, →Iowa Energy, →Sioux Falls Skyforce, Memphis Grizzlies, and Miami Heat in the NBA Development League. He has had major accomplishments since 2014. Jarnell was born on January 7th, 1994 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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  • Louis Stokes
    Congressman
  • Chris Stokes
    Film Director
  • Marianne Stokes
  • Rob Stokes
    Assistant Minister for Planning
  • Kiah Stokes
    Basketball Player
  • Demi Stokes
    Soccer Player
  • Constance Stokes
  • Carl Stokes
    Member of the Baltimore City Council from the 12th District
  • Mathew Stokes
    Australian Rules Football Player
  • Edith Minturn Stokes
  • William Stokes
    Scientist
  • Rufus Stokes
    Invention
  • Edward Casper Stokes
    Governor of New Jersey
  • Gabriel Stokes

Common last names for Stokes

  • Buchanan

Common first names for Stokes

  • William
  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Robert
  • Charles
  • George
  • Willie
  • Margaret
  • Helen
  • Henry
  • Dorothy
  • Edward
  • Walter
  • Richard
  • Annie
  • J
  • Elizabeth

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Stokes U.S.
  White 58.27% 64.26%
  African American 36.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.36% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.45% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.39% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Stokes

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Stokes

  • What name lists does Stokes rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Stokes? Stokes is the 31,825th most popular name of all time. As a last name Stokes was the 542nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Stokes have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 149 babies born with the first name Stokes in the United States. That's more than enough people named Stokes 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 Stokes? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1892 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Stokes first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Stokes is Sunday, November 15th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Stokes born? The highest recorded use of the first name Stokes was in 1916 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Random Stokes Factoid: According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Stokes is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in North Carolina have the same name in 1922.
  • Weird things about the name Stokes: The name spelled backwards is Sekots. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Stsoek. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Stokes? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 61,639 people with the last name Stokes.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Stokes? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 21 of them will have Stokes as their last name.
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