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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Divinity

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Di*vin"i*ty
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  1. The state of being divine; the nature or essence of God; deity; godhead."When he attributes divinity to other things than God, it is only a divinity by way of participation." [Bp. Stillingfleet.]
  2. The Deity; the Supreme Being; God."This the divinity that within us." [Addison.]
  3. A pretended deity of pagans; a false god."Beastly divinities, and droves of gods." [Prior.]
  4. A celestial being, inferior to the supreme God, but superior to man."God . . . employing these subservient divinities." [Cheyne.]
  5. Something divine or superhuman; supernatural power or virtue; something which inspires awe."They say there is divinity in odd numbers." [Shak.]"There's such divinity doth hedge a king." [Shak.]
  6. The science of divine things; the science which treats of God, his laws and moral government, and the way of salvation; theology." Divinity is essentially the first of the professions." [Coleridge.]

Etymology: F. divinité, L. divinitas. See Divine (a.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The quality of being divine ("ancient Egyptians believed in the divinity of the Pharaohs")
  2. The rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
  3. White creamy fudge made with egg whites
  4. Any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
Wiktionary

From Old French divinité, from Latin divinitas

  1. (uncountable) The property of being divine, of being like a god or God.
  2. (countable) A deity.
  3. A celestial being, inferior to the supreme God, but superior to man.
  4. (uncountable) The study of religion or religions.
    Harvard School has been teaching theology since 1636.
  5. A type of confectionery made with egg whites, corn syrup, and white sugar.

Notable Persons Named Divinity

Divinity Roxx is a rap rock, soul music, hip hop music, funk, and rock music musician. She plays Bass and Bass guitar. She has had major accomplishments since 1993. Divinity was given the name D. Walker in 5 in Atlanta. Divinity is also known as Walker D., Divibaby, and MC Divinity.

Popularity:

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1986 9 9 0
1991 9 9 0
1992 11 11 0
1993 6 6 0
1994 8 8 0
1997 10 10 0
1998 12 12 0
1999 21 21 0
2000 19 19 0
2001 17 17 0
2002 17 17 0
2003 29 29 0
2004 31 31 0
2005 26 26 0
2006 29 29 0
2007 42 42 0
2008 35 35 0
2009 47 47 0
2010 44 44 0
2011 41 41 0
2012 36 36 0
2013 41 41 0
2014 29 29 0
2015 38 38 0
2016 44 44 0
2017 51 51 0

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Popularity of Divinity as a first name

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Popularity of Divinity as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Divinity U.S.
  White 0.00% 64.26%
  African American 95.51% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.81% 16.26%

Of Last Name Divinity

People with the last name Divinity are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Divinity

  • How Popular is the name Divinity? Divinity is the 13,205th most popular name of all time. As a last name Divinity was the 101,247th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Divinity have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 702 babies born with the first name Divinity in the United States. That's more than enough people named Divinity to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Divinity? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1986 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Divinity first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Divinity is Tuesday, March 20th, 1906.
  • What year had the most people named Divinity born? The highest recorded use of the first name Divinity was in 2017 with a total of 51 babies.
  • Random Divinity Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Divinity is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Divinity: Your name in reverse order is Ytinivid. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ditinyiv. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Divinity? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 178 people with the last name Divinity.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Divinity? Divinity is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • Sources:
  • 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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