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Origin and Meaning of Ceres

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ce"res
  1. [Class. Myth] The daughter of Saturn and Ops or Rhea, the goddess of corn and tillage.
  2. [Actron] The first discovered asteroid.

Etymology: L., Ceres, also corn, grain, akin to E. create

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The largest asteroid and the first discovered
  2. (Roman mythology) goddess of agriculture; counterpart of Greek Demeter

Latin Cerēs, goddess of the bounty, akin to crēare (“to create”), crēscere (“to grow”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱer- (“to grow”). More at create.

  1. (Roman mythology) The Roman goddess of agriculture; equivalent to the Greek goddess Demeter.
  2. (astronomy) A celestial body orbiting between Mars and Jupiter, the largest asteroid and innermost dwarf planet; officially called 1 Ceres.

Ceres was also found in the following language(s): Irish, Latin, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ceres

Maika Ceres is a celtic music, lied, classical music, symphonic rock, and gothic metal singer-songwriter. She plays Piano, Galician tambourine, Flute, and Vocals. She has had major accomplishments since 2005. Maika was born Maika Ceres on July 19th, 1987 in Montevideo.


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Popularity of Ceres as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ceres U.S.
  White 62.93% 64.26%
  African American 20.69% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.88% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 11.64% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ceres

People with the last name Ceres are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Ceres

  • How Popular is the name Ceres? Ceres is the 55,757th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ceres was the 81,458th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ceres have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29 babies born with the first name Ceres in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ceres? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2005 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Ceres first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ceres is Monday, August 28th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Ceres born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ceres was in 2013 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Ceres: Your name in reverse order is Serec. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rcese. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ceres? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 232 people with the last name Ceres.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ceres? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ceres as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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.
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