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  • A user from Oregon, United States says the name Argon is of Armenian origin and means "Gas".
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noun Ar"gon
A colorless, odorless gas occurring in the air (of which it constitutes 0.93 per cent by volume), in volcanic gases, etc.; -- so named on account of its inertness by Rayleigh and Ramsay, who prepared and examined it in 1894-95. Symbol, A; at. wt., 39.9. Argon is condensible to a colorless liquid boiling at -186.1° C. and to a solid melting at -189.6° C. It has a characteristic spectrum. No compounds of it are known, but there is physical evidence that its molecule is monatomic. Weight of one liter at 0° C. and 760 mm., 1.7828 g.

Etymology: NL., fr. Gr. �, neut. of � inactive; � priv. + � work

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  1. A colorless and odorless inert gas; one of the six inert gases; comprises approximately 1% of the earth's atmosphere

From Ancient Greek ἀργόν (argón), neuter of ἀργός (argós, “idle, lazy”), because of its inertness.

  1. A chemical element (symbol Ar) with an atomic number of 18.

argon was also found in the following language(s): Afrikaans, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, Galician, Hungarian, Italian, Latin, Limburgish, Malay, Maltese, Manx, Polish, Romanian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovene, Swedish, and Turkish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Argon

Big Chocolate is a musician. They were most prominent from 2002 to 2002. Big was given the name Cameron Argon on August 21st, 1990 in Laguna Hills, California, United States. Big is also known as Big Chocolate.


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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Argon U.S.
  White 44.28% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 3.48% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 45.27% 16.26%

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Fun Facts about the name Argon

  • How Popular is the name Argon? As a last name Argon was the 91,625th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Argon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Argon is Tuesday, June 8th, 1880.
  • How unique is the name Argon? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Argon. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Argon: Your name in reverse order is Nogra. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ngaor. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Argon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 201 people with the last name Argon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Argon? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Argon as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (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).
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