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What does Smith mean?

Smith Pronunciation of Smith as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Smith is "blacksmith". Occupational name. and surname. Economist Adam Smith; Mormon leader Joseph Smith; Smithsonian founder James Smithson.

ASSOCIATED WITH -th, old english, blacksmith, occupational, surname, leader


VARIANTS Smithson, Smitty, Smyth, Smythe, Smythson

(male) Smiti, ..

(female) Smisa, ..

Smith Shiloh (S.S.), ..

How popular is Smith?

Smith is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Smith entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #420 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #1194. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

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

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

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