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Origin and Meaning of Bash

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Bash
To abash; to disconcert or be disconcerted or put out of countenance.

Etymology: OE. baschen baissen. See Abash

verb Bash
To strike heavily; to beat; to crush.

Etymology: Perh. of imitative origin; or cf. Dan. baske to strike, bask a blow, Sw. basa to beat, bas a beating

noun Bash
  1. a forceful blow, especially one that does damage to its target.
  2. a elaborate or lively social gathering or party.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A vigorous blow ("he took a bash right in his face")
  2. An uproarious party
  3. Hit hard

Short for Bourne-again shell, a pun on the name of the Bourne shell, an earlier Unix shell designed by Stephen R. Bourne, and the Christian concept of being "born again".

Notable Persons Named Bash

Bash Alimi is a sports team member for the Tooting & Mitcham United F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bash

Dana Bash is a reporter and anchorwoman. Dana was given the name Dana Ruth Schwartz on June 15th, 1971 in Montvale, New Jersey.


Baby Bash is a hip hop music, pop-rap, and contemporary r&b rapping, songwriter, and actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to present. Baby was given the name Ronnie Rey Bryant . Baby is also known as Baby Bash.


Jeremy B. Bash is a political adviser. Jeremy was born in 1971.


Mohamad Bash is a singer, composer, song writer, guitarist, and songwriter. He was most prominent from 2009 to present. Mohamad was born on November 6th, 1982 in Damascus.


David Bash is a musician. David was born in 1958 in Poughkeepsie, New York, United States.


Rafael was born on January 8th, 1913 in Russian Empire. He died on March 10th, 2000.


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Popularity of Bash as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bash U.S.
  White 84.87% 64.26%
  African American 7.05% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.15% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.18% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.84% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.91% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bash

People with the last name Bash are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Bash

  • How Popular is the name Bash? Bash is the 60,997th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bash was the 9,646th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bash have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 21 babies born with the first name Bash in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bash? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2014 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Bash first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bash is Sunday, July 1st, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Bash born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bash was in 2017 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Bash: Your name in reverse order is Hsab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ahbs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bash? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,364 people with the last name Bash.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bash? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Bash 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.