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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Apple mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Apple

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  • According to a user from Nigeria, the name Apple is of Nigerian origin and means "All charming".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ap"ple
  1. The fleshy pome or fruit of a rosaceous tree (Pyrus malus) cultivated in numberless varieties in the temperate zones.
  2. [bot] Any tree genus Pyrus which has the stalk sunken into the base of the fruit; an apple tree.
  3. Any fruit or other vegetable production resembling, or supposed to resemble, the apple; as, apple of love, or love applea tomato), balsam apple, egg apple, oak apple .
  4. Anything round like an apple; as, an apple of gold.

Note: ☞ The European crab apple is supposed to be the original kind, from which all others have sprung.

Note: Apple is used either adjectively or in combination; as, apple paper or apple-paper, apple-shaped, apple blossom, apple dumpling, apple pudding.

Etymology: OE. appel eppel, AS. æppel æpl; akin to Fries. & D. appel, OHG, aphul aphol, G. apfel, Icel. epli, Sw. äple, Dan. æble, Gael. ubhall, W. afal, Arm. aval, Lith. obůlys, Russ. iabloko; of unknown origin

verb Ap"ple
To grow like an apple; to bear apples.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh
  2. Native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruits
  1. (with "the") A nickname for New York City, usually “the Big Apple”.
  2. A multimedia corporation (Apple Corps) and record company (Apple Records) founded by the Beatles.
  3. The company Apple Inc., formerly Apple Computer, that produces computers and other digital devices.
  4. A computer produced by the company Apple Inc.
  5. (rare) A female given name.

Apple was also found in the following language(s): Polish and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Apple

Apple Hong is an actor. She has been prominent since 1999. Apple was born on October 31st, 1978.


Apple was born on June 14th, 1985 in Tenri, Nara. Apple is also known as Cosmic Warrior Justine; Miyuki Matsuyama; Hibiscus Mii.


Apple Juice Kid is a producer, dj, drummer, and disc jockey. Apple was given the name Stephen Levitin .


Apple Green is a basketball player for the New York Knicks. Apple was born on September 19th, 1959.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Apple

Fiona Apple is an alternative rock, jazz, and baroque pop singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, and pianist. She plays Piano and Vocals. She has been prominent since 1994. Fiona was given the name Fiona Apple McAfee Maggart on September 13th, 1977 in New York City, New York, U.S.


Eli Apple is a football player. Eli was born on August 9th, 1995 in Philadelphia.


Erik was born in 1977 in Laguna Niguel, California, U.S.


Billy was given the name Barrie Bates on December 31st, 1935 in Auckland, New Zealand.


Max Apple is a fiction and non-fiction short story, novelist, list of essayists, and professor. Max was born on October 22nd, 1941 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.


Jr. R. W. Apple was a journalist. Jr. was given the name Raymond Walter Apple, Jr. on November 20th, 1934 in Akron, Ohio, U.S. They passed away on October 4th, 2006.


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International Interest for Apple

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Popularity of Apple as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Apple U.S.
  White 89.45% 64.26%
  African American 2.99% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.72% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.84% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.87% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.13% 16.26%

Of Last Name Apple

People with the last name Apple are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Apple

  • How Popular is the name Apple? Apple is the 18,951st most popular name of all time. As a last name Apple was the 5,050th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Apple have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 386 babies born with the first name Apple in the United States. That's more than enough people named Apple 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 Apple? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Apple first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Apple is Saturday, May 8th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Apple born? The highest recorded use of the first name Apple was in 2005 with a total of 44 babies.
  • Random Apple Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Apple is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Apple: Your name in reverse order is Elppa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eappl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Apple? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,948 people with the last name Apple.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Apple? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Apple as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • 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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.