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

Origin and Meaning of Townes

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Townes means "From the settlement".
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International Interest
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  1. United States physicist who developed the laser and maser principles for producing high-intensity radiation (1915-)
  1. plural of towne

Notable Persons Named Townes

Notable Persons Named Townes

Townes Van Zandt

Townes Van Zandt was a blues, folk music, and country music musician, singer-songwriter, producer, arranger, and arrangement. He was most prominent from 1965 to 1996. Townes was given the name John Townes Van Zandt on March 7th, 1944 in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S. He left this life on January 1st, 1997.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Townes

Notable Persons With the Last Name Townes

DJ Jazzy Jeff

DJ Jazzy Jeff is a hip hop music and contemporary r&b record producer, disc jockey, turntablism, and actor. He plays Phonograph. He was most prominent from 1985 to present. DJ was given the name Jeffrey Allen Townes on January 22nd, 1965. DJ is also known as Jazz.

Charles Townes

Charles Townes was a scientist in the field of physics. Charles was given the name Charles Hard Townes on July 28th, 1915 in Greenville, South Carolina. He breathed his last breath on January 27th, 2015.

Harry Rhett Townes

Harry Rhett Townes was an actor, episcopal priest, episcopal church (united states), and episcopalpriest. Harry was born on September 18th, 1914 in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA. He breathed his last breath on May 23rd, 2001.

Sandra L. Townes

Sandra L. Townes is a Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and Judge of theUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Sandra was born in 1944 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Carol Lynn Townes

Carol Lynn Townes is a musical artist.

Willie Townes

Willie Townes is a football player. He was most active from 1966 to 1970. Willie was born on July 21st, 1943 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Townes U.S.
  White 25.99% 64.26%
  African American 67.14% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.36% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.57% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.04% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.90% 16.26%

Of Last Name Townes

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Townes

  • How Popular is the name Townes? Townes is the 13,399th most popular name of all time. As a last name Townes was the 6,669th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Townes have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 721 babies born with the first name Townes in the United States. That's more than enough people named Townes to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Townes? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2002 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Townes first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Townes is Thursday, January 15th, 1891.
  • What year had the most people named Townes born? The highest recorded use of the first name Townes was in 2016 with a total of 82 babies.
  • Random Townes Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Townes is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Georgia have the same name in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Townes: The name spelled backwards is Senwot. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Onetws. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Townes? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,067 people with the last name Townes.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Townes? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Townes as their last name.
  • Townes name meaning

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