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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dagon

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
The national god of the Philistines, represented with the face and hands and upper part of a man, and the tail of a fish.

Etymology: Heb. Dāgon, fr. dag a fish: cf. Gr. Dagw`n

noun Dag"on
A slip or piece.

Etymology: See Dag a loose end

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. God of agriculture and the earth; national god of Philistines

Borrowing from Hebrew דגון

  1. The main god of the Phoenicians, represented as half man and half fish.

Notable Persons Named Dagon

Dagon Win Aung is a businessman. Dagon was born on September 30th, 1953 in Pyay. Dagon is also known as Win Aung.


Dagon Khin Khin Lay was a literary fiction, memoir, horror novels, biographical novels, and horror fiction novelist. Her most notable accomplishments were from 20 to 20. Dagon was born on February 20th, 1904 in Mandalay. She left this life on June 23rd, 1981.


Dagon was given the name Htay Myaing on May 10th, 1919 in Kyaiklat Township. He left this life on August 19th, 2013.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Dagon

Etienne was born on September 13th, 1960.


Gerard was born on April 4th, 1936. He died on May 22nd, 2011.


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Popularity of Dagon as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dagon U.S.
  White 86.85% 64.26%
  African American 6.77% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.79% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.19% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dagon

People with the last name Dagon are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Dagon

  • How Popular is the name Dagon? Dagon is the 29,191st most popular name of all time. As a last name Dagon was the 76,533rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dagon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 168 babies born with the first name Dagon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dagon to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dagon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1996 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dagon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dagon is Monday, November 24th, 1924.
  • What year had the most people named Dagon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dagon was in 2008 with a total of 22 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Dagon: Your name in reverse order is Nogad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Angdo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dagon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 251 people with the last name Dagon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dagon? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dagon as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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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