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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 Surname Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Choose Their Stage Names".

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

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