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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dublin

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  1. Capital and largest city and major port of the Irish Republic

From Old Irish dub (“black”) + linn (“pond”).

  1. The capital of the Republic of Ireland.
  2. One of the counties of Ireland.

Dublin was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Dutch, Estonian, French, Polish, and Portuguese

Notable Persons With the Last Name Dublin

Dion Dublin is a soccer player for the Norwich City F.C., Cambridge United F.C., Barnet F.C., Manchester United F.C., Coventry City F.C., Aston Villa F.C., Millwall F.C., Leicester City F.C., Celtic F.C., and England national football team. Dion was born on April 22nd, 1969 in Leicester, England.


Keith Dublin is a soccer player for the Chelsea F.C., Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., Watford F.C., Southend United F.C., Colchester United F.C., Farnborough F.C., and Carshalton Athletic F.C. Keith was born on January 29th, 1966 in High Wycombe, England.


Louis was born on November 1st, 1882 in Kaunas. He died on March 7th, 1969.



George Dublin is a soccer player for the Antigua Barracuda FC, Hoppers F.C., Joe Public F.C., Tobago United F.C., Antigua, and Barbuda national football team. George was born on February 11th, 1977 in Antigua and Barbuda.


Edy Dublin is a soccer player for the US Mondorf-les-Bains, AS Nancy, FC Mulhouse, Racing Besançon, CA Spora Luxembourg, FC Aris Bonnevoie, and Luxembourg national football team. Edy was born on February 9th, 1943 in Emerange, Luxembourg.


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International Interest for Dublin

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Popularity of Dublin as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dublin U.S.
  White 38.14% 64.26%
  African American 52.86% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.33% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.40% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.04% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dublin

People with the last name Dublin are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Dublin

  • How Popular is the name Dublin? Dublin is the 20,232nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Dublin was the 14,768th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dublin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 345 babies born with the first name Dublin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dublin to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dublin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2003 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Dublin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dublin is Sunday, December 31st, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Dublin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dublin was in 2011 with a total of 29 babies.
  • Random Dublin Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dublin is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Dublin: Your name in reverse order is Nilbud. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ibunld. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dublin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,011 people with the last name Dublin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dublin? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dublin as their last name since less than 1 person in 147k 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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