Swanson 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 Swanson mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Swanson

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Swanson is of English origin and means "Good heart".
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Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States actress in many silent films (1899-1983)
  1. A surname​.
  2. An outer suburb of Auckland, New Zealand.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Swanson

Notable Persons With the Last Name Swanson

Gloria Swanson

Gloria Swanson was an actress and producer. Her career lasted from 1914 to 1981. Gloria was given the name Gloria May Josephine Swanson on March 27th, 1899 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Gloria is also known as Gloria Mae and Miss Gloria Swanson. She left this life on April 4th, 1983.

Ron Swanson

Ron is also known as Duke Silver.

Kristy Swanson

Kristy Swanson is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1984. Kristy was given the name Kristen Nöel Swanson on December 19th, 1969 in Mission Viejo, California, U.S.

Cub Swanson

Cub was born on November 2nd, 1983 in Palm Springs, California.

Annaleigh Ashford

Annaleigh Ashford is an actress and singer. Annaleigh was given the name Annaleigh Amanda Swanson on June 25th, 1985 in Denver, Colorado, U.S.

Dansby Swanson

Dansby Swanson is a baseball player for the Atlanta Braves. Dansby was born on February 11th, 1994 in Marietta, Georgia.

  • Becca Swanson
  • Danny Swanson
    Soccer Player
  • Lori Swanson
    29th Attorney General of Minnesota
  • Djemba Djemba
  • Steven Swanson
  • Claude Augustus Swanson
    Governor of Virginia
  • David Swanson
  • Travis Swanson
  • Donald Swanson
  • Wendy Sue Swanson
  • Jon Edward Swanson
    Military Person
  • Jean Swanson
  • Evar Swanson
  • John Swanson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Swanson U.S.
  White 90.41% 64.26%
  African American 4.80% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.46% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.53% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.10% 16.26%

Of Last Name Swanson

People with the last name Swanson are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Swanson

  • What name lists does Swanson rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Swanson? Swanson is the 34,905th most popular name of all time. As a last name Swanson was the 424th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Swanson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 121 babies born with the first name Swanson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Swanson 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 Swanson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Swanson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Swanson is Saturday, December 21st, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Swanson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Swanson was in 1934 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Random Swanson Factoid: According to the 1934 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Swanson is not a popular baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Virginia have the same name in 1934.
  • Weird things about the name Swanson: The name spelled backwards is Nosnaws. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Wsnnsoa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Swanson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 76,897 people with the last name Swanson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Swanson? Swanson was ranked as the 424th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Swanson name meaning

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