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Origin and Meaning of Anatole

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From French Anatole, from Ancient Greek ἀνατολή (anatolḗ, “sunrise”). Cognate with Latin Anatolius.

  1. (rare) A male given name.

Anatole was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Anatole

Anatole France was a writer. Anatole was born on April 16th, 1844 in Paris. He died on October 12th, 1924.


He was most active from 1998 to present. Anatole was born on December 23rd, 1970 in Z├╝rich, Switzerland. Anatole is also known as Anatol Taubman / Anatol Taubmann, Taubman, Anatol; Taubmann, and Anatol.


Anatole Broyard was a writer. Anatole was given the name Anatole Paul Broyard on July 16th, 1920 in New Orleans. He died on October 11th, 1990.


He was most active from 1930 to 1970. Anatole was given the name Mikhail Anatol Litwak on May 21st, 1902 in Kiev. He breathed his last breath on December 15th, 1974.


Anatole Abang is a soccer player for the New York Red Bulls, New York Red Bulls II, Cameroon national under-17 football team, and Cameroon national under-20 football team. Anatole was born on July 6th, 1996 in Yaounde, Cameroon.


Anatole was born in 1946.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Anatole

Alex was born in 1948.


Madame was born on January 2nd, 1793.


Anatole was born on March 5th, 1789. He left this life on May 22nd, 1857.


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Popularity of Anatole as a last name

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Common last names for Anatole

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Fun Facts about the name Anatole

  • How Popular is the name Anatole? Anatole is the 27,364th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Anatole have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 193 babies born with the first name Anatole in the United States. That's more than enough people named Anatole to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Anatole? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1889 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Anatole first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Anatole is Sunday, August 6th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Anatole born? The highest recorded use of the first name Anatole was in 1918 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Random Anatole Factoid: According to the 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Anatole is not a popular baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1927.
  • Weird things about the name Anatole: Your name in reverse order is Elotana. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aatloen. How do you pronounce that?

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