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Gender: Male Meaning of Armistead: "hermit's place" Origin of Armistead: English

The name Armistead is a boy's name of English origin meaning "hermit's place". Armistead and is often added to lists like Unique Celebrity Baby Middle Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Harry Potter House Sorting Name Game".

From the experts:

This dignified Old English surname was brought into the modern consciousness by author Armistead Maupin, who wrote the San Francisco stories Tales of the City. There was also a Civil War general named Lewis Armistead.

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Famous People Named Armistead

Armistead Jones Maupin, American novelist
Armistead Burwell Smith IV, American musician of band Pinback
Armistead Churchill Gordon, American lawyer and poet
Armistead Thomson Mason, U.S. Senator from Virginia; youngest person to serve in the Senate
Armistead Inge Selden, U.S. Congressman from Alabama
Armistead Lindsay Long, U.S. Confederate general
Armistead Mason Dobie, U.S. federal judge
Armistead Lloyd Boothe, American politician from Virginia
Lewis Armistead, U.S. Confederate General
Bennett Armistead Schauer (b. 2014), son of actress Laura Linney

Pop Culture References for the name Armistead

Armistead Stuart, character in the movie "What a Girl Wants"