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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Egypt

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Egypt
a country at the northeastern corner of Africa. At one time it was joined with Syria to form the United Arab Republic.
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  1. An ancient empire to the west of Israel; centered on the Nile River and ruled by a Pharaoh; figured in many events described in the Old Testament
  2. A republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
Wiktionary

From Middle French Egypte, from Latin Aegyptus, from Ancient Greek Αἴγυπτος (Aíguptos), from Mycenaean Greek *aikupitos (see also 𐁁𐀓𐀠𐀴𐀍 (ai-ku-pi-ti-jo, “Egyptian”)), from Late Egyptian Hikuptah (“Memphis”), from Middle Egyptian ḥwt k3 ptḥ (literally, 'The temple of the ka of Ptah', referring to Ptah's temple in the important city of Memphis).

  1. A country in North Africa. Official name: Arab Republic of Egypt.
  2. (historical) A civilization based around the river Nile, on its lower reaches nearer the Mediterranean.

Egypt was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, and Slovak

Notable Persons Named Egypt

Egypt was born on November 16th, 1976 in Philadelphia.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Egypt

Mary of Egypt was a saint. She holds the title Venerable. Mary was born in 344 in Egypt. She died in 421.

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Saint Macarius of Egypt was a saint. Saint was born in 300 in Monufia Governorate. He died in 391.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1975 5 5 0
1977 5 5 0
1978 5 5 0
1979 6 6 0
1988 22 22 0
1989 30 30 0
1990 37 37 0
1991 31 31 0
1992 23 23 0
1993 36 30 6
1994 42 42 0
1995 21 21 0
1996 18 18 0
1997 24 24 0
1998 34 34 0
1999 70 64 6
2000 102 96 6
2001 89 81 8
2002 65 60 5
2003 63 63 0
2004 61 61 0
2005 162 156 6
2006 94 89 5
2007 101 96 5
2008 120 120 0
2009 111 111 0
2010 105 100 5
2011 127 115 12
2012 128 106 22
2013 200 164 36
2014 216 173 43
2015 230 201 29
2016 332 254 78
2017 329 266 63

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Popularity of Egypt as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Egypt

  • How Popular is the name Egypt? Egypt is the 5,176th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Egypt have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,044 babies born with the first name Egypt in the United States. That's more than enough people named Egypt to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Egypt? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Egypt first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Egypt is Tuesday, November 20th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Egypt born? The highest recorded use of the first name Egypt was in 2017 with a total of 266 babies.
  • Random Egypt Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Egypt ranks 76th in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 14 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Egypt: Your name in reverse order is Tpyge. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Petgy. 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).
  • 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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.