What Does The Name Kinnear Mean?
First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Kinnear mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Kinnear

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Alt. Meaning

K is for keen, your sense of honesty.

I is for infinite, are your possibilities

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

N is for nurturing, to all that need help

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

A is for articulate, a regular wordsmith

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Kinnear

Rory Kinnear is an actor and playwright. He was most active from 2000 to present. Rory was born as the child of Roy Kinnear and Carmel Cryan on February 17th, 1978 in London, England.


Greg Kinnear is an actor and television personality. He has been prominent since 1988. Greg was given the name Gregory Buck Kinnear on June 17th, 1963 in Logansport, Indiana, U.S.


Roy Kinnear was an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1944. Roy was given the name Roy Mitchell Kinnear on January 8th, 1934 in Wigan. He breathed his last breath on September 20th, 1988.


Joe Kinnear is a soccer player for the St Albans City F.C., Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., and Republic of Ireland national football team. Joe was born on December 27th, 1946 in Dublin, Ireland.


Dominic Kinnear is a soccer player for the San Jose Earthquakes, Hartwick College, St Johnstone F.C., San Francisco Bay Blackhawks, Fort Lauderdale Strikers (1988–94), Club Necaxa, Seattle Sounders (1994–2008), Colorado Rapids, Tampa Bay Mutiny, and United States men's national soccer team. Dominic was born on July 26th, 1967 in Glasgow, Scotland.


James Kinnear is a canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist. James was born in 1947 in Toronto, Ontario.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Kinnear as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kinnear U.S.
  White 85.84% 64.26%
  African American 9.51% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.40% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.85% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.75% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kinnear

People with the last name Kinnear are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kinnear

  • How Popular is the name Kinnear? As a last name Kinnear was the 14,834th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Kinnear first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Kinnear is Thursday, August 21st, 1890.
  • How unique is the name Kinnear? From 1880 to 2019 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Kinnear. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Kinnear: The name spelled backwards is Raennik. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Knanrie. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kinnear? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,998 people with the last name Kinnear.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kinnear? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kinnear as their last name since less than 1 person in 147k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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