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

Origin and Meaning of Taft

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Utah, U.S. says the name Taft is of English origin and means "Smart and gifted".
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International Interest
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  1. 27th President of the United States and later chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1857-1930)
  2. United States sculptor (1860-1936)
  1. A surname​.

Taft was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano and German

Notable Persons Named Taft

Notable Persons Named Taft

Taft Jordan

Taft was born on February 15th, 1915. He breathed his last breath on December 1st, 1981.

Taft Richardson

Taft Richardson was an artist. He was most prominent from 1967 to 2008. Taft was given the name Taft Richardson Jr on September 2nd, 1943 in Lumberton, Florida, United States. He left this life on November 30th, 2008.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Taft

Notable Persons With the Last Name Taft

William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft was a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 27th President of the United States, 10th Chief Justice of the United States, 42nd United States Secretary of War, 1st Provisional Governor of Cuba, 1st USGovernor-General of. William was born on September 15th, 1857 in Cincinnati. He died on March 8th, 1930.

Robert A. Taft

Robert A. Taft was a Member of the Ohio Senate, Member of the Ohio House of Representatives, Senate Republican Policy Committee Chairman, Member of theOhio Senate, Member of theOhio House of Representatives, Party leaders of the United States Senate, and Senate Republican Pol. His career lasted from 1953 to 1953. Robert was born on September 8th, 1889 in Cincinnati. He passed away on July 31st, 1953.

Helen Taft

Helen Taft was a First Lady of the United States. Helen was born on June 2nd, 1861 in Cincinnati. She died on May 22nd, 1943.

Lorado Taft

Lorado Taft was an artist. Lorado was born on April 29th, 1860 in Elmwood, Illinois. He breathed his last breath on October 30th, 1936.

Bob Taft

Bob Taft is a Governor of Ohio and Ohio Secretary of State. He was most active from 1999 to 2007. Bob was given the name Robert Alphonso Taft III on January 8th, 1942 in Boston.

Alphonso Taft

Alphonso Taft was an office holder. Alphonso was born on November 5th, 1810 in Townshend, Vermont, US. He breathed his last breath on May 21st, 1891.

  • Robert Taft, Jr.
  • Charles Phelps Taft
    Office Holder
  • George Taft
    Soccer Player
  • Emily Taft Douglas
  • Peter Rawson Taft
    Vermont General Assembly
  • Henry Waters Taft
  • Kingsley Arter Taft
    Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
  • Dudley S. Taft
  • S.J. Robert F. Taft
  • Hessy Levisons Taft
  • Kevin Taft
    Leader of the Alberta Liberal Party
  • Jessie Taft
  • Royal C. Taft
    Governor of Rhode Island
  • Moses Taft

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Taft U.S.
  White 84.32% 64.26%
  African American 10.34% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.70% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.66% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Taft

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Taft

  • How Popular is the name Taft? Taft is the 8,485th most popular name of all time. As a last name Taft was the 3,933rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Taft have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,475 babies born with the first name Taft in the United States. That's more than enough people named Taft to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Taft? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1907 when it was given as a first name to 16 new born babies.
  • When was Taft first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Taft is Thursday, December 4th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Taft born? The highest recorded use of the first name Taft was in 1908 with a total of 62 babies.
  • Random Taft Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Taft is not a popular baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Utah have the same name in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Taft: The name spelled backwards is Tfat. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Tfta. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Taft? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,048 people with the last name Taft.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Taft? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Taft as their last name.
  • Taft name meaning

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