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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Beautiful

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  • A submission from Vietnam says the name Beautiful means "Time" and is of English origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Beau"ti*ful
Having the qualities which constitute beauty; pleasing to the sight or the mind.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration ("a beautiful child", "beautiful country", "a beautiful painting", "a beautiful theory", and "a beautiful party")
  2. (of weather) highly enjoyable ("what a beautiful day")

From Middle English bewteful, beautefull (“attractive to the eye, beautiful”), equivalent to beauty +‎ -ful. Displaced earlier sheen (from Middle English schene (“beautiful”), from Old English scīene (“beautiful”)), Middle English wliti (“beautiful”), from Old English wlitiġ (“beautiful”).

Notable Persons Named Beautiful

Beautiful Dreamer is a comics character.


Beautiful is also known as Noble of Xian hill 憲陵貴人. She died in 179.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1997 5 5 0
1999 7 7 0
2000 7 7 0
2002 13 13 0
2003 10 10 0
2004 35 35 0
2005 51 51 0
2006 57 57 0
2007 63 63 0
2008 67 67 0
2009 60 60 0
2010 59 59 0
2011 39 39 0
2012 53 53 0
2013 61 61 0
2014 48 48 0
2015 50 50 0
2016 55 55 0
2017 46 46 0

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Popularity of Beautiful as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Beautiful

  • How Popular is the name Beautiful? Beautiful is the 12,291st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Beautiful have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 786 babies born with the first name Beautiful in the United States. That's more than enough people named Beautiful to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Beautiful? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1997 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Beautiful first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Beautiful is Friday, January 14th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Beautiful born? The highest recorded use of the first name Beautiful was in 2008 with a total of 67 babies.
  • Random Beautiful Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Beautiful is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 10 babies in California have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Beautiful: Your name in reverse order is Lufituaeb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Leuiufbta. 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.