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750
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Alpheus

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Wiktionary

From Ancient Greek Αλφειος (Alpheios, literally “Whitish”).

  1. (Greek mythology) A river in Hades.
  2. (Greek mythology) The god/personification of the river Alpheus.
  3. A male given name, of mostly historical usage.

Notable Persons Named Alpheus

Alpheus Starkey Williams was a Member of the, from Michigan's 1st district, U.S. House of Representatives, fromMichigan's1st district, and United States House of Representatives. His military service ended in 1848. Alpheus was born on September 29th, 1810 in Deep River, Connecticut. He passed away on December 21st, 1878.

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Alpheus Hyatt was a scientist in the fields of zoology and paleontology. Alpheus was born on April 5th, 1838. He left this life on January 15th, 1902.

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Alpheus Baker was a military person. His military service ended in 1861. Alpheus was born on May 28th, 1828 in South Carolina. He breathed his last breath on October 21st, 1891.

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Alpheus P. Hodges was a Mayor of Los Angeles. Alpheus was born in Virginia. He passed away on July 29th, 1858.

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Alpheus Felch was a from Michigan, Governor of Michigan, Michigan Auditor General, and United States Senate. His most notable accomplishments were from 1847 to 1853. Alpheus was born on September 28th, 1804 in Limerick, Maine. He left this life on June 13th, 1896.

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Alpheus was born on June 3rd, 1818. He died on November 25th, 1893.

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How popular is the baby name Alpheus in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 0 6
1882 8 0 8
1883 7 0 7
1884 5 0 5
1885 6 0 6
1886 5 0 5
1887 5 0 5
1888 6 0 6
1890 6 0 6
1893 6 0 6
1894 5 0 5
1895 8 0 8
1904 7 0 7
1906 7 0 7
1907 5 0 5
1909 6 0 6
1911 5 0 5
1912 13 0 13
1913 8 0 8
1914 20 0 20
1915 21 0 21
1916 24 0 24
1917 29 0 29
1918 21 0 21
1919 21 0 21
1920 15 0 15
1921 21 0 21
1922 24 0 24
1923 23 0 23
1924 16 0 16
1925 14 0 14
1926 16 0 16
1927 17 0 17
1928 21 0 21
1929 13 0 13
1930 8 0 8
1931 10 0 10
1932 18 0 18
1933 16 0 16
1935 15 0 15
1936 7 0 7
1938 8 0 8
1939 12 0 12
1940 7 0 7
1941 8 0 8
1942 12 0 12
1943 8 0 8
1944 5 0 5
1945 10 0 10
1946 8 0 8
1947 9 0 9
1948 8 0 8
1949 6 0 6
1950 14 0 14
1951 8 0 8
1952 6 0 6
1953 10 0 10
1954 5 0 5
1955 10 0 10
1957 6 0 6
1958 6 0 6
1959 5 0 5
1960 7 0 7
1962 5 0 5
1963 6 0 6
1967 7 0 7
1969 6 0 6
1970 7 0 7
1974 5 0 5
1978 6 0 6
1980 6 0 6
1983 5 0 5
1993 5 0 5

Common last names for Alpheus

  • Smith
  • Jones
  • White
  • Davis
  • Johnson
  • Walker
  • Mason

Fun Facts about the name Alpheus

  • How Popular is the name Alpheus? Alpheus is the 12,685th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Alpheus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 750 babies born with the first name Alpheus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alpheus to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alpheus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Alpheus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alpheus is Sunday, May 22nd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Alpheus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alpheus was in 1917 with a total of 29 babies.
  • Random Alpheus Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alpheus is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Alpheus: Your name in reverse order is Suehpla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eshaulp. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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