Webb name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Webb

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Australia says the name Webb is of English origin and means "Artist".
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  1. English sociologist and economist and a central member of the Fabian Society (1859-1947)
  2. English writer and a central member of the Fabian Society (1858-1943)
  1. An English and Scottish occupational surname​ for a weaver.

Notable Persons Named Webb

Notable Persons Named Webb

Clifton Webb

He was most active from 1913 to 1962. Clifton was given the name Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck on November 19th, 1889 in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. He passed away on October 13th, 1966.

Webb Pierce

Webb Pierce was a country, honky tonk, rockabilly, western swing, hillbilly, country music, and honky-tonk singer-songwriter. He plays Guitar. He was most prominent from 1952 to 1952. Webb was given the name Michael Webb Pierce on August 8th, 1921 in West Monroe, Louisiana, United States. He passed away on February 24th, 1991.

Webb Simpson

Webb was born on August 8th, 1985. Webb is also known as Simpson and James Frederick.

Webb Miller

Webb was born on February 10th, 1891. He died on May 7th, 1940.

Webb Wilder

Webb Wilder is a roots rock, rock, roll, boogie rock, rockabilly, southern rock, and americana (music) musician. He plays Guitar and Vocals. His career lasted from 1986 to 1986. Webb was given the name John Webb McMurry on May 19th, 1954 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, U.S.

Webb Colby Miller

Webb Colby Miller is a in the field of bioinformatics. Webb was born in 1943.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Webb

Notable Persons With the Last Name Webb

Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn is a country music, honky-tonk, and gospel music singer-songwriter, author, commercial spokesperson, and actress. She plays Guitar and Vocals. She has been prominent since 1960. Loretta was given the name Loretta Webb on April 14th, 1932 in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, United States. Loretta is also known as The Coal Miner's Daughter, The First Lady of Country Music, The Decca Doll, and The Queen of Country Music.

Sir Cliff Richard

Sir Cliff Richard is a skiffle, rock, roll, pop music, pop rock, and contemporary christian music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1958 to present. Cliff was given the name Harry Rodger Webb on October 14th, 1940 in Lucknow.

Gary Webb

Gary Webb was an investigative journalism and investigative reporter. He was most prominent from 1980 to 2004. Gary was given the name Gary Stephen Webb on August 31st, 1955 in Corona, California, U.S. He breathed his last breath on December 10th, 2004.

Gary Numan

Gary Numan is a musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1977. Gary was given the name Gary Anthony James Webb on March 8th, 1958 in Hammersmith, West London, England.

Crystal Gayle

Crystal Gayle is a country music, pop music, jazz, and crossover music musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1970 to present. Crystal was given the name Brenda Gail Webb on January 9th, 1951.

Jim Webb

Jim Webb is a United States Secretary of the Navy and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. His military service ended in 1972. Jim was born on February 9th, 1946 in St. Joseph, Missouri.

  • Robert Webb
  • Jimmy Webb
  • Chloe Webb
  • Marc Webb
    Music Video Director
  • Katherine Webb-McCarron
  • Davis Webb
    Football Player
  • Morgan Webb
    Television Presenter
  • Clifton Webb
  • James E. Webb
    Administrator of the National Aeronautics
  • Charley Webb
  • Joe Webb
    Football Player
  • Haley Webb
  • Brandon T. Webb
  • Veronica Webb

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Webb U.S.
  White 75.53% 64.26%
  African American 19.08% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.66% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.99% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Webb

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

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Fun Facts about the name Webb

  • What name lists does Webb rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Webb? Webb is the 8,263rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Webb was the 152nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Webb have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,535 babies born with the first name Webb in the United States. That's more than enough people named Webb 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 Webb? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Webb first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Webb is Tuesday, December 12th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Webb born? The highest recorded use of the first name Webb was in 1927 with a total of 27 babies.
  • Random Webb Factoid: According to the 2019 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Webb is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name in 2019.
  • Weird things about the name Webb: The name spelled backwards is Bbew. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Bewb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Webb? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 168,878 people with the last name Webb.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Webb? Webb was ranked as the 152nd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Webb name meaning

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