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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bliss
Orig., blithesomeness; gladness; now, the highest degree of happiness; blessedness; exalted felicity; heavenly joy.

Etymology: OE. blis blisse, AS. blis blīðs, fr. blīðe blithe. See Blithe

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A state of extreme happiness
Wiktionary

From Middle English bliss, from Old English bliss, variant of earlier blīds, blīþs (“joy, gladness”), from Proto-Germanic *blīþisjō (“joy, goodness, kindness”). Cognate with Old Saxon blīthsia, blīdsea, blizza (“joy, jubilation”). Related to blithe.

  1. perfect happiness

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

Notable Persons Named Bliss

Bliss Carman was a writer. Bliss was given the name William Bliss Carman on April 15th, 1861 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He passed away on June 8th, 1929.

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Bliss Blood is a musician. She plays Vocals and ukulele. She has had major accomplishments since 1988. Bliss was born in Omaha, Nebraska, United States.

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Bliss is a comics character.

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Bliss was born on November 26th, 1813. He died on April 5th, 1890.

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Bliss was born on December 8th, 1801 in Vergennes, Vermont. He left this life on February 11th, 1885.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Bliss

Alexa was born on August 9th, 1991 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Alexa is also known as Kaufman and Alexis.

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Dave Bliss is a college coach. Dave was born on September 20th, 1943 in Binghamton, New York.

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Dee Bliss is a soap character.

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Sister Bliss is a house, psychedelic trance, progressive house, electronica, trip hop, chill-out, pop, electro, house music, chill-out music, and electro (music) musician. She plays Piano, synthesizer, keyboard, and Electronic keyboard. Sister was given the name Ayalah Deborah Bentovim on December 30th, 1971.

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Caroline was born on July 12th, 1961. Caroline is also known as Caroline Seacombe.

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Lucille Bliss was an actress, voice artist, and voice acting. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1935 to 2012. Lucille was given the name Lucille Theresa Bliss on March 31st, 1916 in New York City, New York, U.S. She left this life on November 8th, 2012.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1887 5 0 5
1905 5 0 5
1911 5 0 5
1914 13 0 13
1915 5 0 5
1916 15 5 10
1917 17 8 9
1918 14 5 9
1919 10 5 5
1920 6 0 6
1921 5 0 5
1922 7 0 7
1923 5 0 5
1924 6 0 6
1926 6 0 6
1930 5 0 5
1931 5 0 5
1933 5 0 5
1936 5 0 5
1937 6 0 6
1941 6 0 6
1943 12 6 6
1944 5 5 0
1946 5 5 0
1948 6 6 0
1952 5 5 0
1953 7 7 0
1956 6 6 0
1958 10 5 5
1959 12 6 6
1960 6 6 0
1962 10 10 0
1963 5 5 0
1964 11 11 0
1965 8 8 0
1966 9 9 0
1967 6 6 0
1968 6 6 0
1969 7 7 0
1970 9 9 0
1971 6 6 0
1972 8 8 0
1973 13 13 0
1974 13 13 0
1975 14 14 0
1976 11 11 0
1977 7 7 0
1978 16 16 0
1979 11 11 0
1980 8 8 0
1981 9 9 0
1982 12 12 0
1983 7 7 0
1985 5 5 0
1986 69 69 0
1987 52 52 0
1988 37 37 0
1989 26 26 0
1990 23 23 0
1991 19 19 0
1992 10 10 0
1993 21 21 0
1994 12 12 0
1995 12 12 0
1996 9 9 0
1997 16 16 0
1998 20 20 0
1999 16 16 0
2000 15 15 0
2001 27 27 0
2002 25 25 0
2003 12 12 0
2004 19 19 0
2005 27 27 0
2006 37 37 0
2007 26 21 5
2008 27 27 0
2009 33 33 0
2010 49 49 0
2011 57 57 0
2012 62 56 6
2013 48 43 5
2014 51 51 0
2015 53 46 7
2016 45 40 5
2017 40 40 0

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bliss U.S.
  White 92.14% 64.26%
  African American 1.79% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.91% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.88% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bliss

People with the last name Bliss are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Bliss

  • How Popular is the name Bliss? Bliss is the 8,369th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bliss was the 2,471st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bliss have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,436 babies born with the first name Bliss in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bliss to occupy the territory of Tokelau (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,411 (as of October 18, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bliss? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1887 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Bliss first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bliss is Friday, January 26th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Bliss born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bliss was in 1986 with a total of 69 babies.
  • Random Bliss Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bliss is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Bliss: Your name in reverse order is Ssilb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sbsil. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bliss? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 14,588 people with the last name Bliss.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bliss? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Bliss as their last name.

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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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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