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Origin and Meaning of Fatal

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Fa"tal
  1. Proceeding from, or appointed by, fate or destiny; necessary; inevitable.(R)"These thing are fatal and necessary." [Tillotson.]"It was fatal to the king to fight for his money." [Bacon.]
  2. Foreboding death or great disaster.(R)"That fatal screech owl to our house That nothing sung but death to us and ours." [Shak.]
  3. Causing death or destruction; deadly; mortal; destructive; calamitous; as, a fatal wound; a fatal disease; a fatal day; a fatal error.

Etymology: L. fatalis, fr. fatum: cf. F. fatal. See Fate

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined ("a fatal series of events")
  2. Having momentous consequences; of decisive importance ("the fatal day of the election finally arrived")
  3. Bringing death
  4. (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin ("such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory" and "it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it")

Notable Persons With the Last Name Fatal

Hussein Fatal was a musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1990 to 1990. Hussein was given the name Bruce Edward Washington, Jr. on April 3rd, 1977 in Montclair, New Jersey, U.S. He left this life on July 10th, 2015.


Madame Fatal is a comics character.


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Popularity of Fatal as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fatal U.S.
  White 15.34% 64.26%
  African American 79.89% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.17% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fatal

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

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Fun Facts about the name Fatal

  • How Popular is the name Fatal? As a last name Fatal was the 96,368th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Fatal first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Fatal is Thursday, December 30th, 1926.
  • How unique is the name Fatal? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Fatal. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Fatal: Your name in reverse order is Lataf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aflta. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fatal? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 189 people with the last name Fatal.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fatal? Fatal is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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