Diesel

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Diesel mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Diesel

"Diesel" is a name of German origin, and it means "Diminutive form of Matthias or Dietrich". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
A type of internal-combustion engine in which the air drawn in by the suction stroke is so highly compressed that the heat generated ignites the fuel (usually a heavy oil), the fuel being automatically sprayed into the cylinder under pressure. The Diesel engine has a very high thermal efficiency.

Etymology: After Dr. Rudolf Diesel , of Munich, the inventor

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An internal-combustion engine that burns heavy oil
  2. German engineer (born in France) who invented the diesel engine (1858-1913)
Wiktionary

From Rudolf Diesel (1858-1913), the inventor of the Diesel motor.

  1. A surname​.
  2. (fuel or automobile) diesel

Notable Persons Named Diesel

Diesel is a rock music and blues musician, songwriter, and singer-songwriter. His ongoing career started in 1982. Diesel was given the name Mark Denis Lizotte on May 31st, 1966 in Fall River, Massachusetts, United States. Diesel is also known as Diesel, Johnny Diesel, and Mark Lizotte.

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Diesel was given the name Terrance Ingraham on April 11th, 1976.

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Diesel Dahl is a hard rock and glam metal musician. He plays Drums and Drum kit. His ongoing career started in 1982. Diesel was given the name Morten Dahl on June 19th, 1959 in Trondheim. Diesel is also known as Dahl and Morten.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Diesel

Vin Diesel is an actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. He has had major accomplishments since 1990. Vin was given the name Mark Sinclair on July 18th, 1967 in Alameda County, California, United States.

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Rudolf Diesel was an engineer, invention, entrepreneurship, inventor, and entrepreneur. Rudolf was given the name Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel on March 18th, 1858 in Paris. He breathed his last breath on September 29th, 1913.

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Shane was born on July 28th, 1963 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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Diesel is a rock music and blues musician, songwriter, and singer-songwriter. His ongoing career started in 1982. Diesel was given the name Mark Denis Lizotte on May 31st, 1966 in Fall River, Massachusetts, United States. Diesel is also known as Diesel, Johnny Diesel, and Mark Lizotte.

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Rusty the Diesel is a fictional character.

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Trife Diesel is a hip hop music rapping. Trife was given the name Theo Bailey in 1980. Trife is also known as Trife Diesel, Theodore, and Trife Da God.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
2001 9 0 9
2002 25 0 25
2003 27 0 27
2004 30 0 30
2005 43 0 43
2006 65 0 65
2007 79 0 79
2008 90 0 90
2009 119 0 119
2010 108 0 108
2011 122 0 122
2012 133 0 133
2013 135 0 135
2014 154 0 154
2015 140 0 140
2016 135 0 135

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Popularity of Diesel as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Diesel U.S.
  White 95.61% 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 2.03% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Diesel

People with the last name Diesel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Diesel

  • How Popular is the name Diesel? Diesel is the 8,317th most popular name of all time. As a last name Diesel was the 66,754th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Diesel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,414 babies born with the first name Diesel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Diesel to occupy the territory of Tokelau (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,411 (as of October 18, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Diesel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2001 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Diesel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Diesel is Tuesday, March 21st, 1899.
  • What year had the most people named Diesel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Diesel was in 2014 with a total of 154 babies.
  • Random Diesel Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Diesel is not a popular baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Diesel: Your name in reverse order is Leseid. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sldeie. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Diesel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 296 people with the last name Diesel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Diesel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Diesel as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m 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.
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