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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Blessed

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  • According to a user from Zimbabwe, the name Blessed is of Unknown origin and means "HOLY AND HAS THE FAVOUR OF GOD".
  • A submission from France says the name Blessed means "Gift of God" and is of English origin.
  • According to a user from Zimbabwe, the name Blessed is of English origin and means "Being blessed".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Bless"ed
  1. Hallowed; consecrated; worthy of blessing or adoration; heavenly; holy."O, run; prevent them with thy humble ode, And lay it lowly at his blessed feet." [Milton.]
  2. Enjoying happiness or bliss; favored with blessings; happy; highly favored."All generations shall call me blessed." [Luke i. 48.]"Towards England's blessed shore." [Shak.]
  3. Imparting happiness or bliss; fraught with happiness; blissful; joyful."Then was a blessed blesseda disposition." [Shak.]
  4. Enjoying, or pertaining to, spiritual happiness, or heavenly felicity; as, the blessed in heaven."Reverenced like a blessed saint." [Shak.]"Cast out from God and blessed vision." [Milton.]
  5. [R. C. Ch] Beatified.
  6. Used euphemistically, ironically, or intensively."Not a blessed man came to set her [a boat] free." [R. D. Blackmore.]
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Expletives used informally as intensifiers ("not a blessed dime" and "I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing")
  2. Highly favored or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace) ("our blessed land" and "the blessed assurance of a steady income")
  3. Characterized by happiness and good fortune ("a blessed time")
  4. Enjoying the bliss of heaven
  5. Roman Catholic; proclaimed one of the blessed and thus worthy of veneration
  6. Worthy of worship ("the Blessed Trinity")

Notable Persons Named Blessed

Blessed Virgin Mary is a saint. They hold the title West:Mother of God, Queen of Heaven, Mother of the Church, East:Theotokos, Islam:Sayyidatna("Our Lady"), Greatest Woman, The Chosen One, and The Purified One.


Blessed Charles de Foucauld was a saint. He holds the title Martyr. Blessed was born on September 15th, 1858 in Strasbourg. He passed away on December 1st, 1916.


Blessed José Sánchez del Río was a saint. He holds the title Layman; martyr. Blessed was born on March 28th, 1913 in Sahuayo. He died on February 10th, 1928.


Blessed Robert Grosseteste was a christian bishop. His career lasted from 1235 to 1253. He left this life on October 9th, 1253.


Blessed Edmund Rice was a saint. Blessed was born on June 1st, 1762 in Callan, County Kilkenny. He breathed his last breath on August 29th, 1844.


Blessed Jerzy Popiełuszko was a saint. They hold the title Priest; Martyr. Blessed was born on September 14th, 1947 in Okopy, near Suchowola, Poland. They left this life on October 19th, 1984.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Blessed

Brian Blessed is an actor, television presenter, and writer. He has had major accomplishments since 1962. Brian was born on October 9th, 1936 in Mexborough, Yorkshire, England.


Brân the Blessed is a fictional character.


Blessed was a saint. Blessed was born on April 23rd, 1813 in Milan. He died on September 8th, 1853.


He holds the title Blessed and Handsome. Saint was born in 26 in Palestine. Saint is also known as Zaya, Zayya, Zaia, Zeiah, Zia, Ziyeh, and Marezeh. He left this life in 7.


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Popularity of Blessed as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Blessed

  • How Popular is the name Blessed? Blessed is the 23,354th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Blessed have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 263 babies born with the first name Blessed in the United States. That's more than enough people named Blessed to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Blessed? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1993 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Blessed first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Blessed is Sunday, October 29th, 1893.
  • What year had the most people named Blessed born? The highest recorded use of the first name Blessed was in 2015 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Blessed: Your name in reverse order is Desselb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dbessle. 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).
  • 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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.