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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Chiron

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  • According to a user from Pakistan, the name Chiron is of English,Greek,Gaelic origin and means ""Intelligence, Gentleness and kindness".

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  1. An asteroid discovered in 1977; it is unique in having an orbit lying mainly between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus
  2. (Greek mythology) the learned centaur who tutored Achilles, Asclepius, Hercules, Jason, and other heroes
  1. (Greek mythology) an old, wise centaur who served as Achilles' mentor and teacher.
  2. (astronomy, astrology) a centaur (minor planet) and comet-like/asteroid-like object, orbiting between Saturn and Uranus

Chiron was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons With the Last Name Chiron

Louis Chiron is a formula one racer.


Dean was born on March 27th, 1961.


Shashidhar Chiron is an entrepreneur and educator. Shashidhar was born on August 11th, 1985.



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Popularity of Chiron as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Chiron

  • How Popular is the name Chiron? Chiron is the 43,919th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Chiron have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 62 babies born with the first name Chiron in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chiron? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1983 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Chiron first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chiron is Monday, November 18th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Chiron born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chiron was in 2014 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Chiron: Your name in reverse order is Norihc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rhionc. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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