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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Crete

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Crete
A Cretan

Etymology: L. Cres Cretis

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The largest Greek island in the Mediterranean; site of the Minoan civilization that reached its peak in 1600 BC

From Ancient Greek Κρήτη (Krḗtē).

  1. One of the 13 peripheries of Greece; an island in the Mediterranean Sea.
  2. (archaic) A Cretan.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Crete

He holds the title Venerable Father. Saint was born in 650 in Damascus. He passed away in 712.


He breathed his last breath in 766.


Stephane was born on September 19th, 1967.


Paul Crête is a House of Commons of Canada. Paul was born on April 8th, 1953 in Hérouxville, Quebec.


Joseph-Alphida Crête was a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Laviolette and Member of theLegislative Assembly of QuebecforLaviolette. Joseph-Alphida was born on July 9th, 1890. He left this life on April 20th, 1964.


Martin was born on March 12th, 1985 in Quebec City.


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Popularity of Crete as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Crete U.S.
  White 93.75% 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 1.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.85% 16.26%

Of Last Name Crete

People with the last name Crete are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Crete

  • How Popular is the name Crete? Crete is the 68,049th most popular name of all time. As a last name Crete was the 50,275th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Crete have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 14 babies born with the first name Crete in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Crete? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Crete first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Crete is Saturday, November 6th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Crete born? The highest recorded use of the first name Crete was in 1882 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Crete: Your name in reverse order is Eterc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Recet. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Crete? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 416 people with the last name Crete.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Crete? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Crete as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.