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

Origin and Meaning of Weaver

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  1. According to a user from New York, U.S., the name Weaver means "healer".
  2. A submission from Hawaii, U.S. says the name Weaver means "Weaving fabric" and is of English origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Weav"er
  1. One who weaves, or whose occupation is to weave." Weaversof linen."P. Plowman.
  2. [Zoöl] A weaver bird.
  3. [Zoöl] An aquatic beetle of the genus Gyrinus. See Whirling.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Finch-like African and Asian colonial birds noted for their elaborately woven nests
  2. A craftsman who weaves cloth

From Middle English weevere, wevar, from Old English *wefere, *wifre, *wæfre (“weaver”, in compounds), equivalent to weave +‎ -er. Compare Saterland Frisian Weeuwer (“weaver”), Dutch wever (“weaver”), German Low German Wever (“weaver”), German Weber (“weaver”), Swedish vävare (“weaver”), Icelandic vefari (“weaver”).

  1. One who weaves.
  2. A strand of material used in weaving.
  3. Any bird in the family Ploceidae.
  4. An aquatic beetle of the genus Gyrinus.

Notable Persons Named Weaver

Notable Persons Named Weaver

Weaver Adams

He holds the title National Master and Chess title. Weaver was given the name Weaver Warren Adams on April 28th, 1901 in Dedham, Massachusetts. He died on January 6th, 1963.

Weaver Hawkins

Weaver Hawkins was a in the field of painting. Weaver was given the name Harold Frederick Weaver Hawkins on August 28th, 1893 in Sydenham. He died on August 13th, 1977.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Weaver

Notable Persons With the Last Name Weaver

Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver is an actress. She has been prominent since 1976. Sigourney was given the name Susan Alexandra Weaver by her parents Sylvester Weaver (executive) and Elizabeth Inglis on October 8th, 1949 in New York, U.S.

Dennis Weaver

Dennis Weaver was a President of the Screen Actors Guild and President of theScreen Actors Guild. Dennis was born on June 4th, 1924 in Joplin, Missouri, U.S. He passed away on February 24th, 2006.

Jacki Weaver

Jacki Weaver is an actress. She was most active from 1966 to 1966. Jacki was given the name Jacqueline Ruth Weaver on May 25th, 1947 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Fritz Weaver

Fritz Weaver is an actor & voice actor. He was most prominent from 1956 to present. Fritz was given the name Fritz William Weaver on January 19th, 1926 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Jason Weaver

Jason Weaver is an actor, singer, and singing. He was most prominent from 1990 to 1990. Jason was given the name Jason Michael Weaver on July 18th, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Jason is also known as J-Weav.

Schoolly D

Schoolly D is a hip hop music, gangsta rap, and hardcore hip hop rapper, musician, composer, dj, voice-over artist, actor, rapping, and voice acting. He plays Vocals and Roland TR-909. He holds the title Schoolly D "P.S.K. 'What Does It Mean'?". He has been prominent since 1984. Schoolly was given the name Jesse Bonds Weaver Jr. on June 22nd, 1962.

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    Baseball Player
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    Baseball Player
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Weaver U.S.
  White 84.41% 64.26%
  African American 9.99% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.09% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.87% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.12% 16.26%

Of Last Name Weaver

People with the last name Weaver are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Weaver

  • What name lists does Weaver rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Weaver? Weaver is the 16,570th most popular name of all time. As a last name Weaver was the 192nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Weaver have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 513 babies born with the first name Weaver in the United States. That's more than enough people named Weaver 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 Weaver? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Weaver first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Weaver is Tuesday, October 12th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Weaver born? The highest recorded use of the first name Weaver was in 1914 with a total of 20 babies.
  • Random Weaver Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Weaver is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 8 babies in North Carolina have the same name in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Weaver: The name spelled backwards is Revaew. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Eewvar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Weaver? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 143,837 people with the last name Weaver.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Weaver? Weaver was ranked as the 192nd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Weaver name meaning

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