|Meaning:||blacksmith, metal worker|
|Related Names:||Smithson, Smitty, Smyth, Smythe, Smythson|
ORIGIN AND HISTORY
Smith originates as an occupational surname meaning “blacksmith” deriving from the Old English “smitan” meaning "to smite” or “to hit.” In the 1800s, the name was a popular given boy’s name.
According to the 1990 United States Census , Smith ranked as the 1st most popular last name.
According to the Social Security Administration , in the United States, the name ranked in the Top 1,000 most popular boys' names from 1880 through 1925 and intermittently until 1939, but has not ranked in the Top 1,000 since.
Smith is the #1 most common surname in the United States. It is also the most common surname in England, Wales and Scotland.
- “Smith” is a given first name of a child of celebrity Martin Van Buren and a given middle name of a child of celebrity Zachary Taylor. 
- “Smith” is a name of a thirty-six mile diamter lunar crater named after American astronaut Michael John Smith. 
- “Smith the Weaver” was a character in William Shakespeare’s “Henry VI.”
- “Agent Smith,” portrayed by Hugo Weaving, is one of the sentient robot antagonists in the science fiction films The Matrix (1999), The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003). 
- “Smith” was the title of a 2006 and 2007 television crime drama starring Ray Liotta, Virginia Madsen and Amy Smart. 
- Emmitt James Smith III – Former National Football League (NFL) running back who was selected to eight Pro Bowls, was named the NFL Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 1993 and the Super Bowl MVP in 1994 when he led the Dallas Cowboys to victory in Super Bowl XXVIII over the Buffalo Bills. In 2010, the College Football Hall of Fame player will become eligible for the Professional Football Hall of Fame. 
- Adam Smith – A Scottish proponent of free trade and capitalism who was highly influential in the field of economics and is well known for his 1759 treatise “The Theory of Moral Sentiments” and his 1776 treatise “An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.” 
- Joseph Smith – 19th century Mormon leader and founder of the Latter Day Saint movement. 
- James Smithson – 18th and 19th century British chemist and mineralogist whose will bequeathed funding for the foundation of the American Smithsonian Institution. 
- Smith Thompson – United States Supreme Court Associate Justice from 1823 to 1843. He was also the sixth United States Secretary of the Navy from 1819 to 1823. 
- Michael Smith – Won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1993.
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Author: Rich Kachold
|Meaning||blacksmith, metal worker +|
|Meaningnc||blacksmith, metal worker +|
|Rank in 2000s||0 +|
|Related||Smithson +, Smitty +, Smyth +, Smythe +, and Smythson +|