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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Beowulf

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  • A user from Pennsylvania, United States says the name Beowulf is of Anglo-Saxon origin and means "Beo is a danish king, a wulf is a geat warrior.".
Other origins: English

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  1. The legendary hero of an anonymous Old English epic poem composed in the early 8th century; he slays a monster and becomes king but dies fighting a dragon

Borrowing from Old English BÄ“owulf.

  1. (poetic) An Anglo-Saxon personal name, usually with reference to the hero of an Old English epic poem, or to the poem itself.

Beowulf was also found in the following language(s): Old English

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Fun Facts about the name Beowulf

  • How Popular is the name Beowulf? Beowulf is the 53,421st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Beowulf have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 34 babies born with the first name Beowulf in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Beowulf? 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.
  • When was Beowulf first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Beowulf is Friday, November 6th, 1964.
  • What year had the most people named Beowulf born? The highest recorded use of the first name Beowulf was in 2016 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Beowulf: Your name in reverse order is Fluwoeb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ewfulbo. How do you pronounce that?

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  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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