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ˈhɒp kɪnzhop·kins

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hopkins, Mark Hopkinsnoun

    United States educator and theologian (1802-1887)

  2. Hopkins, Johns Hopkinsnoun

    United States financier and philanthropist who left money to found the university and hospital that bear his name in Baltimore (1795-1873)

  3. Hopkins, Gerard Manley Hopkinsnoun

    English poet (1844-1889)

  4. Hopkins, Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkinsnoun

    English biochemist who did pioneering work that led to the discovery of vitamins (1861-1947)

  5. Hopkins, Anthony Hopkins, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Sir Anthony Philip Hopkinsnoun

    Welsh film actor (born in 1937)


  1. Hopkins

    Hopkins is an English, Welsh and Irish patronymic surname. The English name means "son of Hob". Hob was a diminutive of Robert, itself deriving from the Germanic warrior name Hrod-berht, translated as "renowned-fame". The Robert spelling was introduced to England and Scotland after the Norman conquest of England.The surname Hopkins or Hopcyn is associated with, and most common in Wales. A typical Welsh patronym, it is first recorded as ab Popkyn (son of Hopkin) in Monmouth, in the early 17th century, and became a standardized surname under English law. The name in Ireland is an Anglicisation of the Irish Gaelic surname Mac Oibicin.


  1. hopkins

    Hopkins is primarily known as a surname of English and Irish origin. It could also refer to several places, institutions, and entities, such as Johns Hopkins University, a private research university in Baltimore, Maryland, or Hopkins, a city in Minnesota, USA. Additionally, it could refer to notable people with the last name Hopkins, like Sir Anthony Hopkins, a famous actor. The exact meaning can vary depending on the context.


  1. Hopkins

    Hopkins is a suburban city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States, located west of Minneapolis. The city is about four square miles in size and is surrounded by the larger, west suburban communities of Minnetonka, St. Louis Park, and Edina. Hopkins is about 98% developed with little remaining vacant land. The population was 17,591 at the 2010 census. U.S. Highway 169 and Minnesota State Highway 7 are two of the main routes in the area.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hopkins is ranked #322 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Hopkins surname appeared 96,810 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 33 would have the surname Hopkins.

    73.5% or 71,213 total occurrences were White.
    20.6% or 20,001 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 2,178 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.1% or 2,072 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.9% or 891 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 465 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hopkins in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hopkins in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Hopkins in a Sentence

  1. De La Hoya:

    I just feel good and when I walk the streets, everyone tells me, 'You have to fight Floyd again, you have to fight GGG. You can do it, you can do it', i just feel great physically. I've been taking care of myself. I've been doing the Bernard Hopkins lifestyle. You can turn the clock back to a certain time.

  2. Yumi Hogan:

    ' I don't even have enough tests for my immune-compromised patients or for my staff,' he said. He wondered if I might prevail upon Johns Hopkins, whose Suburban Hospital is across the street from National Institutes of Health, to do some testing for him, i could only shake my head at Johns Hopkins. The federal government -- a much bigger and better-funded institution, with tens of thousands of scientists and physicians in the civil service -- wanted my help !

  3. David Phillips:

    We apologize to the students affected and to their families, admissions decision days are stressful enough. We very much regret having added to the disappointment felt by a group of very capable and hardworking students, especially ones who were so committed to the idea of attending Johns Hopkins that they applied early decision.

  4. Rob Dodson:

    In the last five or six years, we’ve seen a big revolution in new hand systems coming to the commercial market, also, what has been happening is this technology not just coming out of MIT or Johns Hopkins — it’s being made available to everybody.

  5. Jeffrey Engel:

    FDR did have a right-hand do-it-all hard-jobs man : Harry Hopkins. But Harry Hopkins was a social worker by training, so Harry Hopkins would fit the bill, of a' fixer' if you will, but he was no lawyer.

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