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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Eternity

"Eternity" is a name of American origin, and it means "Everlasting". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun E*ter"ni*ty
  1. Infinite duration, without beginning in the past or end in the future; also, duration without end in the future; endless time."The high and lofty One, that inhabiteth eternity." [Is. lvii. 15.]
  2. Condition which begins at death; immortality."Thou know'st 't is common; all that lives must die, Passing through nature to eternity." [Shak.]

Etymology: F. éternité, L. aeternitas, fr. aeternus. See Etern

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A state of eternal existence believed in some religions to characterize the afterlife
  2. Time without end
  3. A seemingly endless time interval (waiting)

From Old French eternitez, from Latin aeternitas

  1. (uncountable) Existence without end, infinite time.
  2. (uncountable, philosophy) Existence outside of time.
  3. (countable) A period of time which extends infinitely far into the future.
  4. (metaphysical) The remainder of time that elapses after death.
  5. (informal, hyperbolic) A comparatively long time.
    It's been an eternity since we last saw each other.

Notable Persons With the Name Eternity

Eternity is a comics character.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Eternity

Eternity is a comics character.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1990 5 5 0
1991 5 5 0
1992 14 14 0
1993 14 14 0
1994 26 26 0
1995 34 34 0
1996 36 36 0
1997 38 38 0
1998 39 39 0
1999 40 40 0
2000 42 42 0
2001 43 43 0
2002 66 66 0
2003 54 54 0
2004 59 59 0
2005 50 50 0
2006 95 95 0
2007 83 83 0
2008 89 89 0
2009 103 103 0
2010 89 89 0
2011 84 84 0
2012 79 79 0
2013 72 72 0
2014 97 97 0
2015 84 84 0

Where is the name Eternity popular?

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Popularity of Eternity as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Eternity

  • How Popular is the name Eternity? Eternity is the 8,100th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Eternity have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,440 babies born with the first name Eternity in the United States. That's more than enough people named Eternity to occupy the territory of Tokelau (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,411 (as of October 18, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Eternity? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1990 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Eternity first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Eternity is Friday, August 6th, 1971.
  • What year had the most people named Eternity born? The highest recorded use of the first name Eternity was in 2009 with a total of 103 babies.
  • Random Eternity Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Eternity is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Eternity: Your name in reverse order is Ytinrete. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ttyieren. How do you pronounce that?

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What does the name Eternity mean?

Eis for early, promptness is a virtue

Tis for tried, tried and true you.

Eis for enrich, a quality you share.

Ris for responsible, honoring your obligations

Nis for nurturing, to all that need help

Iis for infinite, are your possibilities

Tis for talent, hidden or not.

Yis for young, the years never show!

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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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.