Aphrodite

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579
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since 1880
Last Name
<100
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in 2010
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Origin and Meaning of Aphrodite

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Aph`ro*di"te
Senses
  1. [Classic Myth] The Greek goddess of love, corresponding to the Venus of the Romans.
  2. [Zoöl] A large marine annelid, covered with long, lustrous, golden, hairlike setæ; the sea mouse.
  3. [Zoöl] A beautiful butterfly (Argunnis Aphrodite) of the United States.

Etymology: Gr. �

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  1. Goddess of love and beauty and daughter of Zeus in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Venus
Wiktionary

Borrowing from Ancient Greek Ἀφροδίτη (Aphrodítē).

  1. (Greek mythology) The goddess of beauty and love, born when Cronus castrated his father, Uranus, and threw his genitalia into the sea. Her Roman counterpart is Venus.
  2. A female given name
    Aphrodite Jones

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

Notable Persons Named Aphrodite

Aphrodite was born Aphrodite Jones on November 27th, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Aphrodite IX is a comics character.

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Aphrodite is a drum, bass, jungle, and breakbeat hardcore disc jockey and record producer. He plays Phonograph, Piano, Violin, and Keyboard instrument. He was most prominent from 1990 to present. Aphrodite was born in Aberystwyth.

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Aphrodite Aperyi is a cardiothoracic surgery.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Aphrodite

Aphrodite is a drum, bass, jungle, and breakbeat hardcore disc jockey and record producer. He plays Phonograph, Piano, Violin, and Keyboard instrument. He was most prominent from 1990 to present. Aphrodite was born in Aberystwyth.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 10 10 0
1916 6 6 0
1917 14 14 0
1918 8 8 0
1919 11 11 0
1920 8 8 0
1921 16 16 0
1922 9 9 0
1923 17 17 0
1924 13 13 0
1925 17 17 0
1926 15 15 0
1927 16 16 0
1928 7 7 0
1929 10 10 0
1930 12 12 0
1931 7 7 0
1932 11 11 0
1934 9 9 0
1943 5 5 0
1948 7 7 0
1949 7 7 0
1951 5 5 0
1958 7 7 0
1959 7 7 0
1962 8 8 0
1963 7 7 0
1964 5 5 0
1966 5 5 0
1970 5 5 0
1972 9 9 0
1973 9 9 0
1974 9 9 0
1975 12 12 0
1976 5 5 0
1977 8 8 0
1978 8 8 0
1979 5 5 0
1981 9 9 0
1982 6 6 0
1983 8 8 0
1984 5 5 0
1987 7 7 0
1988 12 12 0
1989 8 8 0
1990 9 9 0
1994 6 6 0
1996 5 5 0
1997 5 5 0
1998 7 7 0
2000 9 9 0
2001 6 6 0
2002 6 6 0
2003 8 8 0
2005 6 6 0
2006 5 5 0
2009 6 6 0
2010 6 6 0
2011 11 11 0
2012 13 13 0
2013 10 10 0
2014 15 15 0
2015 16 16 0
2016 12 12 0
2017 14 14 0

Fun Facts about the name Aphrodite

  • How Popular is the name Aphrodite? Aphrodite is the 14,906th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Aphrodite have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 579 babies born with the first name Aphrodite in the United States. That's more than enough people named Aphrodite 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 Aphrodite? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Aphrodite first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Aphrodite is Friday, August 18th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Aphrodite born? The highest recorded use of the first name Aphrodite was in 1923 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Random Aphrodite Factoid: According to the 1925 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Aphrodite is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1925.
  • Weird things about the name Aphrodite: Your name in reverse order is Etidorhpa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dhraotipe. 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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