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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Awesome

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from Michigan, United States says the name Awesome means "Epic" and is of English origin.
  • According to a user from Indiana, United States, the name Awesome is of English origin and means "Girls".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Awe"some
  1. Causing awe; appalling; awful; as, an awesome sight.
  2. Expressive of awe or terror."An awesome glance up at the auld castle." [Sir W. Scott.]
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Inspiring awe or admiration or wonder ("the awesome complexity of the universe")

From awe +‎ -some; compare Old English eġeful (“fearful; inspiring awe”).

  1. (Internet slang) The quality, state, or essence of being awesome or cool; awesomeness.

Notable Persons Named Awesome

Awesome Android is a comics character.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Awesome

Mike Awesome was a wrestler. Mike was born on January 24th, 1965 in Tampa, Florida, United States. He left this life on February 17th, 2007.


Fun Facts about the name Awesome

  • How Popular is the name Awesome? Awesome is the 44,750th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Awesome have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 59 babies born with the first name Awesome in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Awesome? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2010 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Awesome born? The highest recorded use of the first name Awesome was in 2015 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Awesome: Your name in reverse order is Emosewa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aoewems. How do you pronounce that?

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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.