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

Origin and Meaning of Woodrow

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Cyprus says the name Woodrow is of English origin and means "Row of Houses by the Woods".
  2. According to a user from Illinois, U.S., the name Woodrow is of English origin and means "ROW OF HOUSES, OR SHRUB LIKE FENCE".
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International Interest
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  1. A topographic surname​ for a dweller in a row of houses near a wood.
  2. (US) A male given name transferred from the surname, given in the 1910s in honor of President Woodrow Wilson.

Notable Persons Named Woodrow

Notable Persons Named Woodrow

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson was a 28th President of the United States, 34th Governor of New Jersey, and 13th President of Princeton University. Woodrow was born on December 28th, 1856 in Staunton, Virginia, U.S. He died on February 3rd, 1924.

Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson is an actor, activist, director, and playwright. His most notable accomplishments were from 1985 to present. Woody was given the name Woodrow Tracy Harrelson by his parent Charles Harrelson on July 23rd, 1961 in Midland, Texas, U.S.

Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie was an american folk music and protest song musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, harmonica, Mandolin, Fiddle, C. F. Martin & Company, Gibson Guitar Corporation, and Gibson J-45. He holds the title This Land is Your Land". He was most active from 1930 to 1956. Woody was given the name Woodrow Wilson Guthrie on July 14th, 1912 in United States. He passed away on October 3rd, 1967.

Woody Herman

Woody Herman was a big band, swing music, and cool jazz bandleader and musician. He plays Saxophone, Clarinet, and Vocals. Woody was given the name Woodrow Charles Herman on May 16th, 1913. Woody is also known as Road Father. He died on October 29th, 1987.

Red Sovine

Red Sovine was a country music musician and songwriter. He plays Guitar. He was most prominent from 1935 to 1980. Red was given the name Woodrow Wilson Sovine on July 7th, 1917 in Charleston, West Virginia. He breathed his last breath on April 4th, 1980.

Woodrow Wilson Rawls

Woodrow Wilson Rawls was a writer. Woodrow was born on September 24th, 1913 in Scraper, Oklahoma. He left this life on December 16th, 1984.

  • Woodrow Wilson Johnson
  • Woodrow W. Keeble
  • Ruggiero Ricci
  • Woodrow M. Kroll
  • Woodrow Lloyd
    8th Premier of Saskatchewan
  • Woodrow Wilson Bledsoe
  • Woodrow Landfair

Notable Persons With the Last Name Woodrow

Notable Persons With the Last Name Woodrow

Cauley Woodrow

Cauley Woodrow is a soccer player for the Fulham F.C., Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Luton Town F.C., Southend United F.C., England national under-17 football team, England national under-20 football team, and England national under-21 football team. Cauley was born on December 2nd, 1994 in Hemel Hempstead, England.

Bill Woodrow

Bill Woodrow is an artist in the field of sculpture. Bill was born on November 1st, 1948 in near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, UK.

Christopher Woodrow

Christopher Woodrow is a chairman, ceo, and worldview entertainment. Christopher was born on July 19th, 1977 in Syracuse, New York, USA.

Marnie Woodrow

Marnie Woodrow is a writer. Marnie was born in Orillia.

Allan Woodrow

Allan was born on November 6th, 1964.

Herbert H. Woodrow

Herbert H. Woodrow was a in the field of psychology. Herbert was born on February 25th, 1883 in Chillicothe, Ohio. He left this life on June 14th, 1974.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Woodrow U.S.
  White 87.33% 64.26%
  African American 7.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.99% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.69% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.02% 16.26%

Of Last Name Woodrow

People with the last name Woodrow are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Woodrow

  • What name lists does Woodrow rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Woodrow? Woodrow is the 1,214th most popular name of all time. As a last name Woodrow was the 11,543rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Woodrow have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 38,683 babies born with the first name Woodrow in the United States. That's more than enough people named Woodrow to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Woodrow? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Woodrow first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Woodrow is Wednesday, May 28th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Woodrow born? The highest recorded use of the first name Woodrow was in 1918 with a total of 3,358 babies. That's a lot of babies named Woodrow!
  • Random Woodrow Factoid: According to the 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Woodrow ranks 82nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, 29 babies in Michigan have the same name in 1913.
  • Weird things about the name Woodrow: The name spelled backwards is Wordoow. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Oorodww. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Woodrow? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,723 people with the last name Woodrow.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Woodrow? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Woodrow as their last name since less than 1 person in 109k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Woodrow name meaning

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