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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bou`illon"
  1. A nutritious liquid food made by boiling beef, or other meat, in water; a clear soup or broth.
  2. [Far] An excrescence on a horse's frush or frog.

Etymology: F., fr. bouillir to boil

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A clear seasoned broth

First attested 1656, from French bouillon, from the verb bouillir (“to boil”), from Old French boillir, from Latin bullīre, present active infinitive of bulliō (“I bubble, boil”), from bulla (“bubble”).

  1. A clear seasoned broth made by simmering usually light meat, such as beef or chicken.
  2. An excrescence on a horse's frush or frog.

bouillon was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, French, and Gallo

Notable Persons With the Last Name Bouillon

Francis Bouillon is an ice hockey player. He was most prominent from 1996 to 2015. Francis was born on October 17th, 1975 in New York City.


Pierre was born in 1776. He left this life in 1831.


Jean-Claude Bouillon is an actor. Jean-Claude was born on December 27th, 1941 in Épinay-sur-Seine.


Bastien Bouillon is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 2009.



Christophe was born on March 4th, 1969.


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Popularity of Bouillon as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bouillon U.S.
  White 87.42% 64.26%
  African American 4.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.94% 16.26%

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People with the last name Bouillon are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Bouillon

  • How Popular is the name Bouillon? As a last name Bouillon was the 44,957th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Bouillon? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Bouillon was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Bouillon: Your name in reverse order is Nolliuob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oniullob. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bouillon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 477 people with the last name Bouillon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bouillon? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bouillon as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (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).
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