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Origin and Meaning of Champ

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  • A user from Arkansas, United States says the name Champ is of Unknown origin and means "Champion and winner".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Champ
Senses
  1. To bite with repeated action of the teeth so as to be heard."Foamed and champed the golden bit." [Dryden.]
  2. To bite into small pieces; to crunch.

Etymology: Prob, of Scand. orgin; cf. dial. Sw. kämsa to chew with difficulty, champ; but cf. also OF. champier champeyer champoyer, to graze in fields, fr. F. champ field, fr. L. campus. Cf. Camp

verb Champ
To bite or chew impatiently.
noun
The field or ground on which carving appears in relief.

Etymology: F. champ, L. campus field

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Someone who has won first place in a competition
  2. Chew noisily
  3. Chafe at the bit, like horses
Wiktionary

See champion

  1. shortened form of champion
  2. (informal) buddy, sport, mate (as a term of address)
    Whatcha doing, ?

Uncertain, probably imitative

  1. (Ireland) a meal of mashed potatoes and scallions
champ (etymology 2, noun)
  1. (Ireland) a meal of mashed potatoes and scallions

From champagne by shortening.

  1. (informal) champagne

French champ (“field”)

  1. (architecture) the field or ground on which carving appears in relief

    champ was also found in the following language(s): French, Old French, and Scots

    Notable Persons Named Champ

    Champ Bailey is a football player. Champ was born on June 22nd, 1978 in Folkston, Georgia.

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    Champ Ferguson is a criminal.

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    Champ Lui Pio is an alternative rock and music of the philippines singing, musician, and actor. He plays Guitar and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Champ was given the name Arthur Bernard Dolino Lui Pio on February 8th, 1982.

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    Champ Clark was a Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Champ was born on March 7th, 1850 in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. He passed away on March 2nd, 1921.

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    Champ Summers was a baseball player. Champ was born on June 15th, 1946 in Bremerton, Washington. He breathed his last breath on October 11th, 2012.

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    Champ was born on June 1st, 1953.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Champ

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    Henry Champ was a broadcast journalist. Henry was born on July 12th, 1937 in Brandon, Manitoba. He left this life on September 23rd, 2012.

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    William Champ was a Premier of Tasmania. His military service ended in 1834. William was born on April 15th, 1808 in Maldon, Essex, England, UK. He died on August 25th, 1892.

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    Des Champ was a rock, pop, electronic, and electronic music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1965 to present. Des was given the name Desmond Herbert Champ on July 9th, 1928. Des is also known as Champ and Desmond Herbert. He passed away on June 7th, 2006.

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    Eric was born on June 8th, 1962 in Toulon.

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    Leanne Champ is a soccer player for the Millwall Lionesses L.F.C., Arsenal L.F.C., Chelsea L.F.C., Pali Blues, Philadelphia Fever (WPSL), North Jersey Valkyries, and England women's national football team. Leanne was born on August 10th, 1983 in Portsmouth.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1881 5 0 5
    1887 6 0 6
    1892 5 0 5
    1896 7 0 7
    1897 6 0 6
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    1912 27 0 27
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    1919 12 0 12
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    1921 25 0 25
    1922 13 0 13
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    1929 9 0 9
    1931 6 0 6
    1932 6 0 6
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    1938 12 0 12
    1940 10 0 10
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    1943 8 0 8
    1944 5 0 5
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    2000 13 0 13
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    2006 31 0 31
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    2010 40 0 40
    2011 35 0 35
    2012 42 0 42
    2013 42 0 42
    2014 28 0 28
    2015 37 0 37
    2016 39 0 39
    2017 25 0 25

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    Popularity of Champ as a last name

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    Common last names for Champ

    • Clark
    • Williams
    • Phillips
    • Collins
    • Scott

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Champ U.S.
      White 66.01% 64.26%
      African American 22.84% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.19% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 1.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.67% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 6.28% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Champ

    People with the last name Champ are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Champ

    • How Popular is the name Champ? Champ is the 10,252nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Champ was the 10,380th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Champ have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,048 babies born with the first name Champ in the United States. That's more than enough people named Champ to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Champ? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Champ first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Champ is Monday, May 25th, 1874.
    • What year had the most people named Champ born? The highest recorded use of the first name Champ was in 2012 with a total of 42 babies.
    • Random Champ Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Champ is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 2008.
    • Weird things about the name Champ: Your name in reverse order is Pmahc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mapch. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Champ? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,104 people with the last name Champ.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Champ? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Champ 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).
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