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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Centurion

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  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Centurion is of Greek origin and means "As a professional officer of the Roman army after the Marian reforms of 107 BC. Most centurions commanded groups of centuries of around 80 men [5] but senior centurions commanded cohorts or took senior staff roles in their legion.".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cen*tu"ri*on
A military officer who commanded a minor division of the Roman army; a captain of a century.

Etymology: L. centurio, fr. centuria; cf. F. centurion. See Century

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (ancient Rome) the leader of 100 soldiers

From Latin centuriō, from centum (“a hundred”).

  1. An officer of the ancient Roman army, in command of a century of soldiers.
  2. (cricket) A player who scores a century.
  3. (United States Navy) A Pilot who completes one hundred night landings on an aircraft carrier.

centurion was also found in the following language(s): French and Serbo-Croatian

Notable Persons With the Last Name Centurion

Cornelius the Centurion is a saint.


Ricardo Centurión is a soccer player for the São Paulo FC, Racing Club de Avellaneda, Genoa C.F.C., and Argentina national under-20 football team. Ricardo was born on January 19th, 1993 in Avellaneda, Argentina.


Iván Centurión is a soccer player for the C.A. Cerro, San Lorenzo de Almagro, Club Atlético Platense, and Club Almirante Brown. Iván was born on August 5th, 1988 in Isidro Casanova, Argentina.


Paulo Centurión is a soccer player for the Universidad SC, Club Guaraní, C.S.D. Comunicaciones, C.S.D. Municipal, Club Atlético River Plate Puerto Rico, Sarmiento de Resistencia, Sol de América de Formosa, Antigua GFC, and Deportivo Coatepeque. Paulo was born on December 8th, 1982 in Formosa, Argentina.


Pablo Centurión is a soccer player for the Cerro Porteño, Boca Juniors de Cali, Millonarios F.C., Atlético Nacional, Independiente Santa Fe, and Paraguay national football team. Pablo was born in Paraguay.


Víctor Centurión is a soccer player for the Club Olimpia, Sportivo Iteño, Club Libertad, Club Sol de América, Tacuary, Deportivo Cali, and Paraguay national football team. Víctor was born on February 24th, 1986 in Yataity del Norte.


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Popularity of Centurion as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Centurion U.S.
  White 13.19% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 86.20% 16.26%

Of Last Name Centurion

People with the last name Centurion are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Centurion

  • How Popular is the name Centurion? As a last name Centurion was the 61,585th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Centurion first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Centurion is Thursday, December 9th, 1920.
  • How unique is the name Centurion? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Centurion. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Centurion: Your name in reverse order is Noirutnec. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rictnoneu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Centurion? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 326 people with the last name Centurion.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Centurion? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Centurion as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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