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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Doc

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Nebraska, United States, the name Doc is of African origin and means "Way of promise".

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  1. The United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913
  2. A licensed medical practitioner ("I felt so bad I went to see my doctor")
Wiktionary

From doctor by shortening

  1. A nickname for a medical doctor, a person with an advanced educational degree, or a learned person.
  2. (slang, usually in the plural) A Doc Marten shoe.
  3. (slang, United States military) A common form of address for combat medics, especially Navy Hospital Corpsmen.

Notable Persons Named Doc

Doc Holliday was a dentist, professional gambler, gunfighter, dentistry, gambling, and professionalgambler. Doc was given the name John Henry Holliday on August 14th, 1851 in Griffin, Georgia, U.S. He left this life on November 8th, 1887.

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Doc Rivers is a basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks, and San Antonio Spurs in the National Basketball Association. His career lasted from 1983 to 1996. Doc was born on October 13th, 1961 in Chicago.

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Doc Brown is a comedy music and hip hop music actor, comedian, screenwriter, songwriter, voiceover artist, rapper, and rapping. His ongoing career started in 2002. Doc was given the name Ben Bailey Smith in Kilburn, London.

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Doc Severinsen is a jazz bandleader and trumpet. He plays Trumpet. His ongoing career started in 1952. Doc was given the name Carl Hilding Severinsen on July 7th, 1927 in Arlington, Oregon, U.S.

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Doc Hudson is a md, judge, former racer, physician, and auto racing.

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Doc Watson was a blues, bluegrass music, country music, folk music, and gospel music musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, banjo, and harmonica. Doc was given the name Arthel Lane Watson on March 3rd, 1923 in Deep Gap, North Carolina. Doc is also known as Doc Watson. He breathed his last breath on May 29th, 2012.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Doc

Paul was born on November 11th, 1944 in Da Lat.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 9 0 9
1881 13 0 13
1882 12 0 12
1883 18 0 18
1884 10 0 10
1885 12 0 12
1886 12 0 12
1887 10 0 10
1888 12 0 12
1889 13 0 13
1890 9 0 9
1891 7 0 7
1892 16 0 16
1893 7 0 7
1894 9 0 9
1895 9 0 9
1896 7 0 7
1897 9 0 9
1898 8 0 8
1899 9 0 9
1900 18 0 18
1901 5 0 5
1902 6 0 6
1903 10 0 10
1904 5 0 5
1905 9 0 9
1906 7 0 7
1907 10 0 10
1908 6 0 6
1909 12 0 12
1910 9 0 9
1911 13 0 13
1912 13 0 13
1913 23 0 23
1914 15 0 15
1915 17 0 17
1916 28 0 28
1917 20 0 20
1918 14 0 14
1919 14 0 14
1920 27 0 27
1921 18 0 18
1922 20 0 20
1923 11 0 11
1924 19 0 19
1925 22 0 22
1926 20 0 20
1927 12 0 12
1928 9 0 9
1929 12 0 12
1930 12 0 12
1931 10 0 10
1932 9 0 9
1933 6 0 6
1934 8 0 8
1935 9 0 9
1936 14 0 14
1940 6 0 6
1941 6 0 6
1942 9 0 9
1943 8 0 8
1944 8 0 8
1945 5 0 5
1946 6 0 6
1947 6 0 6
1948 7 0 7
1950 7 0 7
1951 9 0 9
1952 7 0 7
1953 7 0 7
1955 10 0 10
1956 11 0 11
1958 7 0 7
1959 5 0 5
1960 6 0 6
1961 8 0 8
1962 7 0 7
1964 6 0 6
1965 5 0 5
1966 9 0 9
1970 6 0 6
1971 8 0 8
1973 7 0 7
1979 6 0 6
1982 6 0 6
1983 6 0 6
1985 7 0 7
1986 5 0 5
1987 9 0 9
1988 5 0 5
1990 5 0 5
1995 8 0 8
1997 7 0 7
1998 6 0 6
1999 6 0 6
2000 5 0 5
2001 7 0 7
2002 5 0 5
2003 8 0 8
2004 11 0 11
2005 8 0 8
2006 6 0 6
2007 9 0 9
2008 13 0 13
2009 11 0 11
2010 10 0 10
2011 10 0 10
2012 18 0 18
2013 11 0 11
2014 13 0 13
2015 10 0 10
2016 35 0 35
2017 24 0 24

Common last names for Doc

  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • White
  • Rogers
  • Davis

Fun Facts about the name Doc

  • How Popular is the name Doc? Doc is the 9,478th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Doc have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,179 babies born with the first name Doc in the United States. That's more than enough people named Doc to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Doc? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Doc first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Doc is Monday, August 2nd, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Doc born? The highest recorded use of the first name Doc was in 2016 with a total of 35 babies.
  • Random Doc Factoid: According to the 1914 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Doc is not a popular baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1914.
  • Weird things about the name Doc: Your name in reverse order is Cod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Doc. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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