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Origin and Meaning of Durian

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
The fruit of the durio. It is oval or globular, and eight or ten inches long. It has a hard prickly rind, containing a soft, cream-colored pulp, of a most delicious flavor and a very offensive odor. The seeds are roasted and eaten like chestnuts.
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  1. Huge fruit native to southeastern Asia `smelling like Hell and tasting like Heaven'; seeds are roasted and eaten like nuts
  2. Tree of southeastern Asia having edible oval fruit with a hard spiny rind

From Malay durian, from Proto-Malayic *duri-an, from Proto-Western Malayo-Polynesian *duʀi-an, from Proto-Austronesian *duʀi (“thorn”). Compare iwi.

  1. Any of several trees, genus Durio, of southeast Asia.
  2. The spiky edible fruit of this tree, known for its strong taste and very strong, unpleasant odor.

durian was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Czech, Danish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Kapampangan, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Tagalog, and Turkish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Durian

Ohan was born on September 8th, 1922 in Jerusalem. Ohan is also known as Duryan and Ohan. He left this life on January 6th, 2011.


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Popularity of Durian as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Durian U.S.
  White 79.23% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 10.38% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.46% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Durian

People with the last name Durian are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Durian

  • How Popular is the name Durian? As a last name Durian was the 74,375th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Durian first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Durian is Monday, January 3rd, 1898.
  • How unique is the name Durian? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Durian. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Durian: Your name in reverse order is Nairud. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nrdaiu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Durian? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 260 people with the last name Durian.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Durian? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Durian as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m 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).
  • 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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