• <100 Devil
First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Devil

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Dev"il
  1. The Evil One; Satan, represented as the tempter and spiritual of mankind."Jesus] being forty days tempted of the devil." [Luke iv. 2.]"That old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world." [Rev. xii. 9.]
  2. An evil spirit; a demon."A dumb man possessed with a devil." [Matt. ix. 32.]
  3. A very wicked person; hence, any great evil."That devilGlendower.""The devildrunkenness." [Shak.]"Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?" [John vi. 70.]
  4. An expletive of surprise, vexation, or emphasis, or, ironically, of negation.(Low)"The devil a puritan that he is, . . . but a timepleaser." [Shak.]"The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there." [Pope.]
  5. [Cookery] A dish, as a bone with the meat, broiled and excessively peppered; a grill with Cayenne pepper."Men and women busy in baking, broiling, roasting oysters, and preparing devils on the gridiron." [Sir W. Scott.]
  6. [Manuf] A machine for tearing or cutting rags, cotton, etc.

Etymology: AS. deófol deóful; akin to G. �eufel, Goth. diabaúlus; all fr. L. diabolus the devil, Gr. � the devil, the slanderer, fr. � to slander, calumniate, orig., to throw across; � across + � to throw, let fall, fall; cf. Skr. gal to fall. Cf. Diabolic

verb dev"il
  1. To make like a devil; to invest with the character of a devil.
  2. To grill with Cayenne pepper; to season highly in cooking, as with pepper."A deviled leg of turkey." [W. Irving.]
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A word used in exclamations of confusion ("what the devil")
  2. An evil supernatural being
  3. (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
  4. A rowdy or mischievous person (usually a young man)
  5. A cruel wicked and inhuman person
  6. Coat or stuff with a spicy paste ("devilled eggs")
  7. Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

See devil

  1. (theology) The chief devil; Satan.

Notable Persons With the Name Devil

Devil Dinosaur is a comics character.


Devil Masami is an important human. Devil was born on January 7th, 1962 in Kitakyushu, Japan. Devil is also known as Yoshida and Masami; Madama Devil; Shizuka Minami; Super Heel Devil Masami.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Devil

Tazmanian Devil is a fictional character.


Kid Devil is a comics character.


Tasmanian Devil is a comics character.


Fun Facts about the name Devil

  • How unique is the name Devil? Out of 5,743,017 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Devil was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Devil: Your name in reverse order is Lived. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vlide. How do you pronounce that?

What Devil's Have Visited This Page?

What does the name Devil mean?

Dis for dashing, the romantic you!

Eis for elegant, born within you.

Vis for volunteer, your giving side.

Iis for infinite, are your possibilities

Lis for listen, one of your best traits.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (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.