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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Creed

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Creed
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  1. A definite summary of what is believed; esp., a summary of the articles of Christian faith; a confession of faith for public use; esp., one which is brief and comprehensive."In the Protestant system the creed is not coördinate with, but always subordinate to, the Bible." [Schaff-Herzog Encyc.]
  2. Any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered to."I love him not, nor fear him; there's my creed." [Shak.]

Etymology: OE. credo crede, AS. creda, fr. L. credo I believe, at the beginning of the Apostles' creed, fr. credere to believe; akin to OIr. cretim I believe, and Skr. çraddadhāmi; çrat trust + dhā to put. See Do (v. t.), and cf. Credo Grant

verb Creed
To believe; to credit.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Any system of principles or beliefs
  2. The written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
Wiktionary

From Old English credo, crede, creda, from Latin credo (“I believe”), from credere (“to believe”); akin to Old Irish cretim (“I believe”), and Sanskrit रद्दध्मि (raddadhmi).

  1. That which is believed; accepted doctrine, especially religious; a particular set of beliefs; any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered to.
  2. A reading or statement of belief that summarizes the faith it represents; a definite summary of what is believed; a confession of faith for public use; especially, one which is brief and comprehensive.
  3. (rare) The fact of believing; belief, faith.

creed was also found in the following language(s): Spanish

Notable Persons Named Creed

Creed Bratton is an actor and musician. He has been prominent since 1965. Creed was given the name William Charles Schneider on February 8th, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Creed C. Hammond was a sheriffs in the united states and real estate broker. His military service ended in 1929. Creed was born on October 9th, 1874 in Eugene, Oregon. He left this life on April 2nd, 1940.

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Creed was born on February 27th, 1905 in Louisville, Kentucky. He passed away on October 21st, 1985.

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Creed was born on July 15th, 1925. He passed away on August 16th, 2011.

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Creed was born on December 2nd, 1893. He breathed his last breath in 1983.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Creed

Victor Creed is a comics character.

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Apollo Creed was a professional boxer and boxing. Apollo was born on August 17th, 1942 in Los Angeles. He passed away on August 31st, 1985.

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Adonis Creed is a professional boxer and boxing. Adonis was born on June 1st, 1986 in Los Angeles.

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Graydon Creed is a comics character.

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Martin Creed is an artist. Martin was born in Wakefield, England.

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Linda Creed was a r&b, soul, pop, rhythm, blues, and soul music musician. Linda was born on December 6th, 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US. She left this life on April 10th, 1986.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 7 0 7
1883 7 0 7
1884 8 0 8
1887 6 0 6
1888 5 0 5
1891 6 0 6
1892 8 0 8
1894 6 0 6
1897 7 0 7
1904 6 0 6
1908 6 0 6
1910 12 0 12
1911 6 0 6
1912 5 0 5
1913 11 0 11
1914 8 0 8
1915 23 0 23
1916 22 0 22
1917 20 0 20
1918 22 0 22
1919 26 0 26
1920 20 0 20
1921 20 0 20
1922 32 0 32
1923 19 0 19
1924 25 0 25
1925 19 0 19
1926 27 0 27
1927 21 0 21
1928 23 0 23
1929 17 0 17
1930 15 0 15
1931 18 0 18
1932 11 0 11
1933 13 0 13
1934 19 0 19
1935 14 0 14
1936 11 0 11
1937 16 0 16
1938 8 0 8
1939 11 0 11
1940 13 0 13
1941 10 0 10
1942 12 0 12
1943 14 0 14
1944 13 0 13
1945 10 0 10
1946 12 0 12
1947 18 0 18
1948 10 0 10
1949 16 0 16
1950 11 0 11
1951 11 0 11
1952 12 0 12
1953 15 0 15
1954 13 0 13
1955 8 0 8
1957 20 0 20
1958 7 0 7
1959 12 0 12
1960 15 0 15
1961 12 0 12
1962 9 0 9
1964 7 0 7
1965 6 0 6
1966 10 0 10
1968 10 0 10
1969 15 0 15
1970 10 0 10
1971 13 0 13
1972 8 0 8
1973 13 0 13
1974 10 0 10
1975 7 0 7
1976 12 0 12
1977 21 0 21
1978 8 0 8
1979 10 0 10
1980 14 0 14
1982 8 0 8
1983 7 0 7
1984 10 0 10
1985 10 0 10
1986 7 0 7
1987 13 0 13
1988 15 0 15
1989 9 0 9
1990 13 0 13
1991 13 0 13
1992 16 0 16
1993 10 0 10
1994 14 0 14
1995 21 0 21
1996 15 0 15
1997 15 0 15
1998 19 0 19
1999 35 0 35
2000 54 0 54
2001 89 0 89
2002 59 0 59
2003 69 0 69
2004 57 0 57
2005 60 0 60
2006 66 0 66
2007 67 0 67
2008 76 0 76
2009 93 0 93
2010 89 0 89
2011 75 0 75
2012 116 0 116
2013 129 0 129
2014 138 0 138
2015 130 0 130
2016 206 0 206
2017 194 0 194

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Creed U.S.
  White 90.55% 64.26%
  African American 4.20% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.76% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Creed

People with the last name Creed are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Creed

  • How Popular is the name Creed? Creed is the 5,168th most popular name of all time. As a last name Creed was the 7,096th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Creed have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,050 babies born with the first name Creed in the United States. That's more than enough people named Creed to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Creed? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Creed first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Creed is Thursday, October 26th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Creed born? The highest recorded use of the first name Creed was in 2016 with a total of 206 babies.
  • Random Creed Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Creed is not a popular baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Creed: Your name in reverse order is Deerc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cdeer. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Creed? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,718 people with the last name Creed.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Creed? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Creed 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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