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Gender: Male Meaning of Smith: "blacksmith" Origin of Smith: English occupational name

The name Smith is a boy's name of English origin meaning "blacksmith". Smith and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Dark and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents".

From the experts:

Even if it is the Number one surname in the U.S.--with more than 2.5 million bearers--we still think that Smith would make a cool first or middle name, whether or not it has family history.

Though Smith was in fairly regular use until the 1920s--reaching as high as Number 326 in 1885--it would make a totally distinctive, sophisticated choice today.

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Famous People Named Smith

Smith Van Buren, youngest son of U.S. President Martin Van Buren
Smith Cho, American actress
Matt Smith, English actor
Smith Vanders, Dutch female model

Pop Culture References for the name Smith

Smith Jerrod, character on TV's "Sex and the City" (renamed by Samantha from his former name Jerry Jerrod)
Smith Vance, character in After book series by Anna Todd
Smith Keen, character from book and movie "The Pelican Brief"
The Smiths, British band
Smith Price, character in Royals book series by Geneva Lee

Smythe, Smyth, Smitty


TechnoKitten Says:


imagine a person called Smith Smith

NameLover 11 Says:


I really like this for some reason. It's totally GP though

VelvetEar Says:


I know a little Smith from church and he is the cutest darn thing ever. He made me really like this name

klsmith123 Says:


I named my son Smith, 11 years ago, because I wanted a unique name with a familial link but wasn't too weird. We usually call him Smitty because he was named after my dad who also shares the nickname. BONUS- You never have to tell anyone how to spell it!

Wpnoble Says:


I named my baby boy Smith, which is my mum's maiden name, and fall in love with it more and more each day. The reviews are mixed, but I'm happy with my choice :)

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


I always thought this sounded like a first name, no one agreed with me, but it IS a name! I knew it! ;)

denaenae Says:


I'm considering Smith for a boy because it's my maiden name and my dad only had girls. I think, when Smith is paired with an interesting middle & last name, it becomes a strong - yet simple & unusual choice!

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Smith issaid to be the most common last name in the USA. I live in the USA, and I hhave only met one person with the last name Smith. I would like to hear Smith as a first name

lesliemarion Says:


Why? The world's most boring last name as a first name, I just don't get it.