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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dinges

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  1. Alternative spelling of dingus (“thingamajig, fool”)

dinges was also found in the following language(s): Dutch

Notable Persons With the Last Name Dinges

Erich Dinges is a schutzstaffel, sturmmann, and ss-sturmmann. Erich was born on November 20th, 1911 in Frankfurt.


John Dinges is a journalist.



Vance Dinges was a baseball player. Vance was born on May 29th, 1915 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He died on October 4th, 1990.


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Popularity of Dinges as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dinges U.S.
  White 95.54% 64.26%
  African American 0.82% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.39% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.49% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dinges

People with the last name Dinges are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Dinges

  • How Popular is the name Dinges? As a last name Dinges was the 14,356th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Dinges first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Dinges is Monday, October 23rd, 1911.
  • How unique is the name Dinges? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Dinges. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Dinges: Your name in reverse order is Segnid. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Indges. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dinges? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,084 people with the last name Dinges.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dinges? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dinges as their last name since less than 1 person in 141k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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