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What does Booth mean?

Booth Pronunciation of Booth [booth] as a boys' name is of Middle English and Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of Booth is "dwelling place". Originally given to someone who lived in a small hut or bothy, the typical dwelling place of a cowherd or shepherd. Surname used in the 19th century as a first name, probably due to Salvation Army founder William Booth. Made famous in America by Lincoln's assassin John Wilkes Booth. Author Booth Tarkington.

Associated with: scandinavian, dwelling (home), small (little), surname, 19th century, army (warrior), famous.


Booth has 4 variants: Boot, Boote, Boothe and Both.

Creative forms:
(male) Beaoth, Beath, ..

(female) Booni, Boota, ..

Middle name pairings:
Booth Jacari (B.J.), ..

How popular is Booth?

Booth is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#635 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Booth has not been recorded in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Booth name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Booth outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Barth, Boone, Roth and Worth. Like Booth, these names are not commonly used.

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