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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun De"mon
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  1. [Gr. Antiq] A spirit, or immaterial being, holding a middle place between men and deities in pagan mythology."The demon kind is of an intermediate nature between the divine and the human." [Sydenham.]
  2. One's genius; a tutelary spirit or internal voice; as, the demon of Socrates. Alt. spell.: dæmon
  3. An evil spirit; a devil."That same demon that hath gulled thee thus." [Shak.]

Etymology: F. démon, L. daemon a spirit, an evil spirit, fr. Gr. dai`mwn a divinity; of uncertain origin

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  1. An evil supernatural being
  2. Someone extremely diligent or skillful ("he worked like a demon to finish the job on time" and "she's a demon at math")
  3. A cruel wicked and inhuman person
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From Latin daemon (“lar, genius, guardian spirit”), from Ancient Greek δαίμων (daímōn, “dispenser, god, protective spirit”).

  1. An evil spirit.
  2. A fallen angel or Satanic divinity; a false god.
  3. One’s inner spirit or genius, a daimon.
  4. (Greek mythology, Roman mythology) A genius, a lar, the protective spirit of a place, household, or individual.
  5. A foible; a flaw in a person’s character.
    The of stupidity haunts me whenever I open my mouth.
  6. Someone of remarkable or diabolical energy or ability.
    He’s a at the card tables.
  7. (figuratively) Anything with malevolent effects.
    the drink
  8. (slang, can be affectionate) A zealot for something.
    He's a real speed- when he skis.

demon was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, Finnish, Latin, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Romanian, and Serbo-Croatian

Notable Persons Named Demon

Demon Bear is a comics character.

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Demon Kakka is a heavy metal music, hard rock, and pop music singer-songwriter, actor, author, television and radio personality, music and stage producer, motion picture and music video director, journalist, critic, celebrity, radio personality, record producer, theatrical producer, film director, and music video d. He was most prominent from 1982 to present. Demon was born on November 10th, 1962 in Shibuya. Demon is also known as Demon Kogure and Exclamation!.

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Demon is a french house and house music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to present. Demon was given the name Jérémie Mondon in 1977. Demon is also known as Demon.

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Demon One is a hip hop music musician. He has been prominent since 1994. Demon was given the name Hakim Sid on July 2nd, 1975 in Choisy-le-Roi. Demon is also known as Demon One.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Demon

Blue Demon was a wrestler. Blue was born in García, Nuevo León. He passed away on December 16th, 2000.

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Speed Demon is a comics character.

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Lady Demon is a comics character.

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Demon is a french house and house music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to present. Demon was given the name Jérémie Mondon in 1977. Demon is also known as Demon.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1969 10 0 10
1970 5 0 5
1971 5 0 5
1972 19 0 19
1973 27 0 27
1974 35 0 35
1975 35 0 35
1976 32 0 32
1977 28 0 28
1978 34 0 34
1979 26 0 26
1980 28 0 28
1981 25 0 25
1982 33 0 33
1983 14 0 14
1984 24 0 24
1985 21 0 21
1986 11 0 11
1987 14 0 14
1988 18 0 18
1989 21 0 21
1990 23 0 23
1991 22 0 22
1992 27 0 27
1993 20 0 20
1994 18 0 18
1995 17 0 17
1996 17 0 17
1997 12 0 12
1998 24 0 24
1999 19 0 19
2000 25 0 25
2001 23 0 23
2002 10 0 10
2003 14 0 14
2004 8 0 8
2005 10 0 10
2006 12 0 12
2007 13 0 13
2008 10 0 10
2009 9 0 9
2011 7 0 7
2013 8 0 8
2014 8 0 8

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Fun Facts about the name Demon

  • How Popular is the name Demon? Demon is the 11,960th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Demon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 821 babies born with the first name Demon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Demon to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Demon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Demon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Demon is Friday, December 21st, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Demon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Demon was in 1974 with a total of 35 babies.
  • Random Demon Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Demon is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Demon: Your name in reverse order is Nomed. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Odnem. 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).
  • 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).
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