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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Copenhagen
The capital city of Denmark. Population (2000) = 1,339,395.
noun Co`pen*ha"gen
  1. A sweetened hot drink of spirit and beaten eggs.
  2. A children's game in which one player is inclosed by a circle of others holding a rope.

Etymology: From Copenhagen, Denmark

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The capital and largest city of Denmark; located on the island of Zealand ("Copenhagen is sometimes called the Paris of the North")

From Low German Kopenhagen, a calque (perhaps modified by folk etymology) of Danish København.

  1. The capital city of Denmark.
  2. One of the former counties of Denmark.
  3. A community in Louisiana.
  4. A children's game in which one player is enclosed by a circle of others holding a rope.
  5. A sweetened hot drink of spirit and beaten eggs.

Copenhagen was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

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Popularity of Copenhagen as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Copenhagen U.S.
  White 91.67% 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 3.57% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Copenhagen

People with the last name Copenhagen are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Copenhagen

  • How Popular is the name Copenhagen? As a last name Copenhagen was the 106,096th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Copenhagen? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Copenhagen was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Copenhagen: Your name in reverse order is Negahnepoc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Pcangenohe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Copenhagen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 168 people with the last name Copenhagen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Copenhagen? Copenhagen is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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Past life for Copenhagen born Jul 24, 1952

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Yugoslavia approximately on 1475. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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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.