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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Blessing

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  • A user from South Africa says the name Blessing is of English origin and means "Well blessed".
  • According to a user from Liberia, the name Blessing is of English origin and means "God gift".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bless"ing
  1. The act of one who blesses.
  2. A declaration of divine favor, or an invocation imploring divine favor on some or something; a benediction; a wish of happiness pronounces."This is the blessing, where with Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel." [Deut. xxxiii. 1.]
  3. A means of happiness; that which promotes prosperity and welfare; a beneficent gift."Nature's full blessings would be well dispensed." [Milton.]
  4. [Bib] A gift.(A Hebraism)
  5. Grateful praise or worship.

Etymology: AS. bletsung. See Bless (v. t.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The act of praying for divine protection
  2. The formal act of approving ("he gave the project his blessing")
  3. A ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection
  4. A short prayer of thanks before a meal
  5. A desirable state ("enjoy the blessings of peace")

From Old English bletsung

  1. Some kind of divine or supernatural aid, or reward.
  2. A pronouncement invoking divine aid.
  3. Good fortune.
  4. (paganism) A modern pagan ceremony.
  5. The act of declaring or bestowing favor; approval.
    We will not proceed without the executive director's
  6. A thing one is glad of.
  7. A prayer before a meal; grace.
  8. A group of unicorns.

Notable Persons Named Blessing

Blessing was born on September 10th, 1988 in Sapele, Delta.


Blessing Eleke is a soccer player for the NK Olimpija Ljubljana (2005) and ND Gorica. Blessing was born on March 5th, 1996 in Nigeria.


Blessing Kaku is a soccer player for the Sharks F.C., R. White Daring Molenbeek, K.R.C. Zuid-West-Vlaanderen, K.R.C. Genk, Hapoel Be'er Sheva F.C., F.C. Ironi Ashdod, Bolton Wanderers F.C., Derby County F.C., Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C., Maccabi Petah Tikva F.C., Enosis Neon Paralimni FC, and Nigeria. Blessing was born on March 5th, 1978 in Ughelli.


Blessing Mahwire is a cricketer. Blessing was born on July 31st, 1982 in Bikita, Masvingo, Zimbabwe.


Blessing was born on March 12th, 1989.


Blessing Makunike was a soccer player for the CAPS United F.C., FK Javor Ivanjica, and Zimbabwe national football team. Blessing was born on January 24th, 1977 in Harare. He passed away on March 13th, 2004.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Blessing

Karl Blessing was a President of the Deutsche Bundesbank and President of theDeutsche Bundesbank. Karl was born on February 5th, 1900 in Enzweihingen. He breathed his last breath on April 25th, 1971.


Martin Blessing is a bank and banker. Martin was born on July 6th, 1963 in Bremen.


Blessing is a soccer player for the Enyimba International F.C., Heartland F.C., FK Vardar, FK Cementarnica 55, K.A.A. Gent, Lierse S.K., and Nigeria national under-17 football team. Blessing was born on November 22nd, 1976 in Aba, Abia.


Lou Blessing is an office holder. Lou was born on August 1st, 1948 in Cincinnati.


Donald was born on December 26th, 1905. He passed away on July 4th, 2000.



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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1975 5 5 0
1979 8 8 0
1981 6 6 0
1982 8 8 0
1983 7 7 0
1984 6 6 0
1986 6 6 0
1987 10 10 0
1988 5 5 0
1989 14 14 0
1990 14 14 0
1991 26 26 0
1992 15 15 0
1993 22 22 0
1994 27 27 0
1995 22 22 0
1996 22 22 0
1997 29 29 0
1998 40 40 0
1999 40 40 0
2000 67 62 5
2001 75 69 6
2002 64 64 0
2003 71 65 6
2004 113 103 10
2005 94 84 10
2006 104 92 12
2007 112 103 9
2008 115 109 6
2009 125 111 14
2010 120 109 11
2011 123 111 12
2012 156 145 11
2013 158 144 14
2014 194 179 15
2015 211 184 27
2016 215 191 24
2017 246 214 32

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Popularity of Blessing as a first name

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Popularity of Blessing as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Blessing U.S.
  White 93.71% 64.26%
  African American 0.87% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.57% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.29% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.04% 16.26%

Of Last Name Blessing

People with the last name Blessing are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Blessing

  • How Popular is the name Blessing? Blessing is the 5,597th most popular name of all time. As a last name Blessing was the 6,449th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Blessing have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,695 babies born with the first name Blessing in the United States. That's more than enough people named Blessing to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Blessing? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Blessing first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Blessing is Tuesday, December 4th, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Blessing born? The highest recorded use of the first name Blessing was in 2017 with a total of 214 babies.
  • Random Blessing Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Blessing is not a popular baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 13 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Blessing: Your name in reverse order is Gnisselb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sbgenils. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Blessing? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,263 people with the last name Blessing.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Blessing? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Blessing 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.