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Meaning and Origin

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  1. A constitutional monarchy in northern Europe; consists of the mainland of Jutland and many islands between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea

From Danish Danmark, from Danish dansk (“Danish”) + Old Norse merki (“boundary”) or mǫrk (“borderland”). Cognate to (and perhaps influenced by) Old English Denemearc.

  1. A country in Western Europe consisting mainly of most of the Jutland Peninsula and a number of islands off its coast. Capital: Copenhagen (København).

Denmark was also found in the following language(s): Acehnese and Scots

Notable Persons Named Denmark

DM Sevilla is an actor and model. He has had major accomplishments since 2004. DM was given the name Denmark Sevilla on January 29th, 1987 in Santa Maria, Bulacan. DM is also known as DM and Romeo.


Denmark Casey Jr. is an athlete for the Belmopan Bandits.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Denmark

Anne of Denmark was royalty. Her career lasted from 1589 to 1589. Anne was born as the child of Frederick II of Denmark and Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow on December 12th, 1574 in Skanderborg Castle, Skanderborg, Denmark. She died on March 2nd, 1619.


Helen of Greece and Denmark was royalty. She holds the title Queen Mother of Romania. Helen was born as the child of Constantine I of Greece and Sophia of Prussia on May 2nd, 1896 in Athens. She died on November 28th, 1982.


Alexandra of Greece and Denmark was royalty. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1944 to 1945. Alexandra was born as the child of Alexander of Greece and Aspasia Manos on March 25th, 1921 in Athens. She died on January 30th, 1993.


Louise Auguste of Denmark was royalty. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1794 to 1814. Louise was born as the child of Christian VII of Denmark, Johann Friedrich Struensee, and Caroline Matilda of Great Britain on July 7th, 1771 in Hirschholm Palace. She passed away on January 13th, 1843.


Sophia Magdalena of Denmark was royalty. She was most active from 1771 to 1792. Sophia was born as the child of Frederick V of Denmark and Louise of Great Britain on July 3rd, 1746 in Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark. She breathed her last breath on August 21st, 1813.


Christina of Denmark was royalty. She was most prominent from 1534 to 1535. Christina was born as the child of Christian II of Denmark and Isabella of Austria in Nyborg. She died on December 10th, 1590.


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Popularity of Denmark as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Denmark U.S.
  White 61.38% 64.26%
  African American 33.77% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.67% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.34% 16.26%

Of Last Name Denmark

People with the last name Denmark are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Denmark

  • How Popular is the name Denmark? Denmark is the 90,624th most popular name of all time. As a last name Denmark was the 9,859th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Denmark have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Denmark in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Denmark? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Denmark first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Denmark is Sunday, November 18th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Denmark born? The highest recorded use of the first name Denmark was in 1970 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Denmark: Your name in reverse order is Kramned. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rmnkead. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Denmark? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,281 people with the last name Denmark.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Denmark? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Denmark 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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