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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Din
Loud, confused, harsh noise; a loud, continuous, rattling or clanging sound; clamor; roar.

Etymology: AS. dyne dyn; akin to Icel. dynr, and to AS. dynian to resound, Icel. dynja to pour down like hail or rain; cf. Skr. dhuni roaring, a torrent, dhvan to sound. Cf. Dun to ask payment

verb Din
  1. To strike with confused or clanging sound; to stun with loud and continued noise; to harass with clamor; as, to din the ears with cries.
  2. To utter with a din; to repeat noisily; to ding."This hath been often dinned in my ears." [Swift.]

Etymology: AS. dynian. See Din (n.)

verb Din
To sound with a din; a ding.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The act of making a noisy disturbance
  2. A loud harsh or strident noise
  3. Instill (into a person) by constant repetition ("he dinned the lessons into his students")
  4. Make a resonant sound, like artillery

From Middle English din, dinne, dynne, from Old English dyne, from Proto-Germanic *duniz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰwen-. Akin to Old Norse dynr, Sanskrit ध्वनति (dhvanati, “to make a noise, to roar”), Norwegian Nynorsk dynja.

  1. A loud noise; a cacophony or loud commotion.

From Middle English dinnen, from Old English dynnan, from Proto-Germanic *dunjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰwen-

    din was also found in the following language(s): Albanian, Azeri, Breton, Danish, Galician, Indonesian, Kiput, Ladino, Lojban, Malay, Maltese, Northern Sami, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Occitan, Old High German, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Uzbek, Volapük, and Welsh

    Notable Persons Named Din

    Din was born on September 28th, 1976 in Wilmington, Delaware.


    Din was born on August 31st, 1958.


    Din Din Aviv is a world music and pop music singing and musician. She plays Percussion instrument. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to 1998. Din was given the name Dina Aviv on October 9th, 1974.


    Din was born on December 22nd, 1966. He died on April 2nd, 2010.


    Din Mehmeti is a writer. His career lasted from 1961 to 2001. Din was born in Gjocaj, Kingdom of Yugoslavia.


    Din Joe Crowley is an athlete for the Rathmore GAA and East Kerry GAA. Din was born in 1945 in Rathmore GAA.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Din

    Hamza El Din was a nubian music, egyptian music, and music of egypt composer, musician, and singing. He plays Oud and Tar (drum). Hamza was born on July 10th, 1929 in New Valley Project. He died on May 22nd, 2006.


    Ayub Khan Din is an actor and playwright. His ongoing career started in 1987. Ayub was born Ayub Khan Din on May 21st, 1961 in Salford, Lancashire England.


    Fazal Din is a military person. His military service ended in 1945.


    Sheikh was born in 779 in Qaimoh. Sheikh is also known as Nund Reshi. He died in 842.


    Haron Din is a Spiritual Leader of PAS. He has had major accomplishments since 2014. Haron was born on August 18th, 1940 in Bohor Mali, Simpang Empat, Perlis, British Malaya.


    Asif was born on September 21st, 1960.


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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Din U.S.
      White 9.58% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 75.03% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 5.76% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 7.45% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Din

    People with the last name Din are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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    Fun Facts about the name Din

    • How Popular is the name Din? Din is the 43,576th most popular name of all time. As a last name Din was the 17,169th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Din have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 63 babies born with the first name Din in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Din? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Din first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Din is Thursday, April 25th, 1878.
    • What year had the most people named Din born? The highest recorded use of the first name Din was in 2003 with a total of 10 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Din: Your name in reverse order is Nid. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dni. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Din? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,650 people with the last name Din.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Din? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Din as their last name since less than 1 person in 179k 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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