Warren name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Origin and Meaning of Warren

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  1. A user from Maryland, U.S. says the name Warren is of American origin and means "Warren Comes from the word astounding".
  2. A user from California, U.S. says the name Warren is of American origin and means "Guard".
  3. According to a user from New York, U.S., the name Warren means "Fun and exiting".
  4. A user from Australia says the name Warren means "A Rabbit Hole".
  5. A submission from Jamaica says the name Warren means "Singing" and is of Jamaican origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun War"ren
  1. [Eng Law]
    1. A place privileged, by prescription or grant the king, for keeping certain animals (as hares, conies, partridges, pheasants, etc.) called beasts and fowls of warren.
    2. A privilege which one has in his lands, by royal grant or prescription, of hunting and taking wild beasts and birds of warren, to the exclusion of any other person not entering by his permission.
      "They wend both warren and in waste." [Piers Plowman.]
  2. A piece of ground for the breeding of rabbits.
  3. A place for keeping flash, in a river.

Note: ☞ The warren is the next franchise in degree to the park; and a forest, which is the highest in dignity, comprehends a chase, a park, and a free warren.

Etymology: OF. waresne warenne garene, F. garenne, from OF. warer garer, to beware, to take care; of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. warōnin comp.), OS. warōn to take care, to observe, akin to E. wary. √142. See Wary

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A colony of rabbits
  2. An overcrowded residential area
  3. A series of connected underground tunnels occupied by rabbits
  4. United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1891-1974)
  5. United States writer and poet (1905-1989)

Two different Norman surnames, one from a Germanic given name war(in) "guard", another from a place La Varenne "the game park" in Normandy.

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name from the Germanic languages.
  3. A placename
    1. A town in New South Wales, Australia.
    2. A biogeographic region in southern Western Australia, Australia.
    3. A community in Manitoba, Canada; named for railroad executive A. E. Warren.
    4. A city, the county seat of Bradley County, Arkansas, United States.
    5. A former settlement near Fellows, Kern County, California, United States.
    6. A former settlement near Mojave, Kern County, California, United States.
    7. A town in Connecticut, United States; named for Joseph Warren.
    8. An unincorporated community in Idaho, United States.
    9. A village in Illinois, United States; named for Warren Burnett, the first white child born in the area.
    10. A town in Indiana, United States.
    11. An unincorporated community in Kentucky, United States.
    12. A town in Maine, United States; named for Joseph Warren.
    13. A town in Massachusetts, United States; named for Joseph Warren.
    14. A city in Michigan, United States; named for War of 1812 veteran Rev. Abel Warren.
    15. A city, the county seat of Marshall County, Minnesota, United States; named for railroad executive Charles Howard Warren.
    16. A city, the county seat of Trumbull County, Ohio, United States; named for surveyor Moses Warren.
    17. An unincorporated community in Missouri, United States; named for its township, itself for Joseph Warren.
    18. An unincorporated community in Montana, United States.
    19. A town in New Hampshire, United States; named for Peter Warren.
    20. A town in Herkimer County, New York, United States; named for Joseph Warren.
    21. A census-designated place in Oregon, United States; named for the town in Massachusetts.
    22. A city, the county seat of Warren County, Pennsylvania, United States; named for Revolutionary War hero Joseph Warren.
    23. A town in Rhode Island, United States; named for British naval officer Peter Warren.
    24. A former settlement in Texas, United States, and the former county seat of Fannin County.
    25. A census-designated place in Tyler County, Texas, United States.
    26. An unincorporated community in Utah, United States; named for Utah politician and Mormon leader Lewis Warren Shurtliff.
    27. A town in Vermont, United States; named for Joseph Warren.
    28. An unincorporated community in Virginia, United States.
    29. A village in Monroe County, Wisconsin, United States.
    30. A town in St. Croix County, Wisconsin, United States.
    31. A town in Waushara County, Wisconsin, United States.
  4. A village in Berkshire, England.

Warren was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano, German, and Tagalog

Notable Persons Named Warren

Notable Persons Named Warren

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Warren Beatty

He was most active from 1956 to present. Warren was given the name Henry Warren Beaty on March 30th, 1937 in Richmond, Virginia, U.S.

Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding was an and 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio. His most notable accomplishments were from 1921 to 1923. Warren was born on November 2nd, 1865 in Blooming Grove, Ohio, U.S. He passed away on August 2nd, 1923.

Warren Worthington III

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Warren Zevon

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Warren Burger

Warren Burger was a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Judge of theUnited States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. His career lasted from 1969 to 1986. Warren was born on September 17th, 1907 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He died on June 25th, 1995.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Warren

Notable Persons With the Last Name Warren

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren is a Special Advisor for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Chairwoman of the Congressional Oversight Panel, Special Advisor for theConsumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Chairwoman of theCongressional Oversight Panel. Elizabeth was born on June 22nd, 1949.

Ed Warren

Ed Warren was a paranormal investigator, painter, and author. Ed was given the name Edward Warren Miney on September 7th, 1926 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S. They passed away on August 23rd, 2006.

Earl Warren

Earl Warren was a District Attorney of Alameda County, 20th Attorney General of California, and District Attorney ofAlameda County. His career lasted from 1953 to 1969. His military service ended in 1918. Earl was born on March 19th, 1891 in Los Angeles. He passed away on July 9th, 1974.

Lesley Ann Warren

Lesley Ann Warren is an actress and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1962 to present. Lesley was born on August 16th, 1946 in New York City, New York, U.S. Lesley is also known as Lesley Warren.

Marc Warren

Marc Warren is an actor. He has been prominent since 1989. Marc was born on March 20th, 1967 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, UK.

Diane Warren

Diane Warren is a pop music, contemporary r&b, soul music, and pop rock songwriter. She was most active from 1983 to present. Diane was given the name Diane Eve Warren on September 7th, 1956 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Warren U.S.
  White 70.08% 64.26%
  African American 23.94% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.84% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Warren

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

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Fun Facts about the name Warren

  • What name lists does Warren rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Warren? Warren is the 417th most popular name of all time. As a last name Warren was the 181st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Warren have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 178,634 babies born with the first name Warren in the United States. That's more than enough people named Warren to occupy the country of Sao Tome and Principe with an estimated population of 172,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Warren? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 158 new born babies.
  • When was Warren first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Warren is Friday, July 29th, 1831.
  • What year had the most people named Warren born? The highest recorded use of the first name Warren was in 1921 with a total of 7,798 babies. That's a lot of babies named Warren!
  • Random Warren Factoid: According to the 1941 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Warren ranks 84th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 131 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name in 1941.
  • Weird things about the name Warren: The name spelled backwards is Nerraw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nrwaer. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Warren? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 152,147 people with the last name Warren.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Warren? Warren was ranked as the 181st most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Warren name meaning

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