Last Name FROST


Meaning The son of Frost, evidently a popular Scandinavian first name. Frost, Winter, and Snow, all are personal names of Scandinavian parentage.
'Frost,' a brag.
Origin English, Welsh, Jewish, Spanish, Danish, Polish, Swedish, Irish, Austrian, Belgian, South african, Hungarian

Rank 774 (2000 US census) 728 (1990 US census)
Count 40,582 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 88%, or 35712 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 7.34%, or 2979 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.6%, or 243 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.88%, or 357 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.68%, or 682 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.5%, or 609 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

How many distinct last names exist in the United States of America?

How does one estimate/guess that number? The first source that comes to mind is the result of the latest available census. We know that 2000 year census presents us with a little over 150,000 unique surnames. The least po...

Shortest last names

The 2000 USA census contains no surnames with ONE character. The shortest last names there have at least two characters in them. We found 175 of those. It does not mean that a one character name does not exist. The census data only contain surnames that occurred at lea...

Ukrainian middle names

Ukrainian middle names form the same way as Russian ones, except that for girls, the patronymic ending is '-ivna' rather than '-ovna' or '-evna.' Follow the Russian middle names link to get any additional information.

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