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Origin and Meaning of Divine

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  • A submission from Nigeria says the name Divine means "FROM GOD OR LIKE A gods" and is of English origin.
  • According to a user from Nigeria, the name Divine is of Unknown origin and means "Godly, God-given".
  • According to a user from Oregon, United States, the name Divine is of Unknown origin and means "Of, from, or like God or a God".
  • A user from Washington, United States says the name Divine is of Unknown origin and means "Born of god gift of god".
  • A user from Philippines says the name Divine is of Hebrew origin and means ""beloved" or "friend"".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Di*vine"
  1. Of or belonging to God; as, divine perfections; the divine will. "The immensity of the divinenature." [Paley.]
  2. Proceeding from God; as, divine judgments." Divineprotection." [Bacon.]
  3. Appropriated to God, or celebrating his praise; religious; pious; holy; as, divine service; divine songs; divine worship.
  4. Pertaining to, or proceeding from, a deity; partaking of the nature of a god or the gods."The divineApollo said." [Shak.]
  5. Godlike; heavenly; excellent in the highest degree; supremely admirable; apparently above what is human. In this application, the word admits of comparison; as, the divinest mind.Sir J. Davies."The divineDesdemona." [Shak.]"A divine sentence is in the lips of the king." [Prov. xvi. 10.]"But not to one in this benighted age Is that diviner inspiration given." [Gray.]
  6. Presageful; foreboding; prescient.(Obs)"Yet oft his heart, divine of something ill, Misgave him." [Milton.]
  7. Relating to divinity or theology."Church history and other divine learning." [South.]
    synonyms: Supernatural; superhuman; godlike; heavenly; celestial; pious; holy; sacred; preëminent.

Etymology: Compar. Diviner; superl. Divinest

Etymology: F. divin, L. divinus divine, divinely inspired, fr. divus dius, belonging to a deity; akin to Gr. �, and L. deus, God. See Deity

noun Di*vine"
  1. One skilled in divinity; a theologian."Poets were the first divines." [Denham.]
  2. A minister of the gospel; a priest; a clergyman."The first divines of New England were surpassed by none in extensive erudition." [J. Woodbridge.]

Etymology: L. divinus a soothsayer, LL., a theologian. See Divine (a.)

verb Di*vine"
  1. To foresee or foreknow; to detect; to anticipate; to conjecture."A sagacity which divined the evil designs." [Bancroft.]
  2. To foretell; to predict; to presage."Darest thou . . . divine his downfall?" [Shak.]
  3. To render divine; to deify.(Obs)"Living on earth like angel new divined." [Spenser.]
    synonyms: To foretell; predict; presage; prophesy; prognosticate; forebode; guess; conjecture; surmise.

Etymology: L. divinare: cf. F. deviner. See Divination

verb Di*vine"
  1. To use or practice divination; to foretell by divination; to utter prognostications."The prophets thereof divine for money." [Micah iii. 11.]
  2. To have or feel a presage or foreboding."Suggest but truth to my divining thoughts." [Shak.]
  3. To conjecture or guess; as, to divine rightly.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
  2. A clergyman or other person in religious orders
  3. Search by divining, as if with a rod ("He claimed he could divine underground water")
  4. Perceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers
  5. Being of such surpassing excellence as to suggest inspiration by the gods ("her pies were simply divine" and "the divine Shakespeare")
  6. Emanating from God ("divine judgment" and "divine guidance")
  7. Being or having the nature of a god ("the custom of killing the divine king upon any serious failure of his...powers", "the divine will", and "the divine capacity for love")
  8. Resulting from divine providence
  9. Appropriate to or befitting a god ("the divine strength of Achilles")
  10. Devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity ("divine worship" and "divine liturgy")

From Old French divin, from Latin dīvīnus (“of a god”), from divus (“god”).

  1. One skilled in divinity; a theologian.
  2. A minister of the gospel; a priest; a clergyman.
  3. (often capitalized, with 'the') God or a god, particularly in its aspect as a transcendental concept.

From Middle French deviner, from Latin divino.

    divine was also found in the following language(s): French, Italian, Latin, and Spanish

    Notable Persons Named Divine

    Divine was an actor, singing, and singer. Divine was given the name Harris Glenn Milstead on October 19th, 1945 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. He left this life on March 7th, 1988.


    Divine Brown is a rhythm, blues, soul music, neo soul, and jazz singer, theatre performer, singing, and theatre. She has had major accomplishments since 1997. Divine was born on September 9th, 1974 in Toronto. Divine is also known as Divine Earth Essence.


    Divine Naah is an athlete for the NAC Breda, Right to Dream Academy, Manchester City F.C. Reserves, Academy, and Strømsgodset IF. Divine was born on April 20th, 1996.


    Divine Styler is an alternative hip hop, experimental hip hop, and outsider music musician. He was most prominent from 1990 to 1990.


    Divine Fonjock is an athlete for the U.S.D. Sestri Levante 1919, A.C.D. Treviso 2013, S.P.A.L. 2013, Ravenna F.C., U.S. Latina Calcio, and Cameroon national under-20 football team. Divine was born on January 16th, 1987 in Kumba, Cameroon.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Divine

    Divine was an actor, singing, and singer. Divine was given the name Harris Glenn Milstead on October 19th, 1945 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. He left this life on March 7th, 1988.


    Kelly was born on July 3rd, 1984 in Chester, Pennsylvania.


    Father Divine was a preacher. Father was born in 1876 in Hutchinson Island, Georgia or Rockville, Maryland. He left this life on September 10th, 1965.


    Wendy was born on November 12th, 1971 in Plant City, Florida.


    Dreuxilla Divine is a television actor. Dreuxilla was born on January 12th, 1974 in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico.


    David was born in 1905. He died in 1987.


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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1976 6 0 6
    1979 5 0 5
    1980 5 0 5
    1981 7 0 7
    1983 5 0 5
    1984 6 0 6
    1985 17 0 17
    1986 14 5 9
    1987 13 6 7
    1988 17 5 12
    1989 18 0 18
    1990 20 0 20
    1991 22 6 16
    1992 29 5 24
    1993 21 0 21
    1994 57 14 43
    1995 43 15 28
    1996 52 19 33
    1997 63 28 35
    1998 76 29 47
    1999 116 69 47
    2000 123 67 56
    2001 132 84 48
    2002 120 79 41
    2003 109 73 36
    2004 108 69 39
    2005 128 84 44
    2006 123 78 45
    2007 130 82 48
    2008 123 79 44
    2009 123 79 44
    2010 140 91 49
    2011 119 83 36
    2012 137 87 50
    2013 119 83 36
    2014 120 72 48
    2015 114 78 36
    2016 128 86 42
    2017 150 99 51

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Divine U.S.
      White 84.07% 64.26%
      African American 7.79% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.39% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.44% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.74% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.55% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Divine

    People with the last name Divine are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Divine

    • How Popular is the name Divine? Divine is the 5,385th most popular name of all time. As a last name Divine was the 10,890th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Divine have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,858 babies born with the first name Divine in the United States. That's more than enough people named Divine to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Divine? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1976 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
    • When was Divine first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Divine is Friday, February 14th, 1879.
    • What year had the most people named Divine born? The highest recorded use of the first name Divine was in 2017 with a total of 99 babies.
    • Random Divine Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Divine is not a popular baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2014.
    • Weird things about the name Divine: Your name in reverse order is Enivid. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ivdine. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Divine? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,926 people with the last name Divine.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Divine? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Divine as their last name since less than 1 person in 101k 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).
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