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Fun Facts about the name Full

  • When was the first name Full first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Full is Friday, January 27th, 1888.
  • How unique is the name Full? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Full. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Full: Your name in reverse order is Lluf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Fllu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Full? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 651 people with the last name Full.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Full? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Full as their last name since less than 1 person in 455k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Full U.S.
  White 95.24% 64.26%
  African American 1.69% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.38% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.92% 16.26%

Of Last Name Full

People with the last name Full are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Full" mean? The list below shows the origins of Full as well as things modernly associated with the name Full such as celebrities named Full.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Full
  1. Filled up, having within its limits all that it can contain; supplied; not empty or vacant; -- said primarily of hollow vessels, and hence of anything else; as, a cup full of water; a house full of people. "Had the throne been full, their meeting would not have been regular." [Blackstone.]
  2. Abundantly furnished or provided; sufficient in quantity, quality, or degree; copious; plenteous; ample; adequate; as, a full meal; a full supply; a full voice; a full compensation; a house full of furniture.
  3. Not wanting in any essential quality; complete; entire; perfect; adequate; as, a full narrative; a person of full age; a full stop; a full face; the full moon. "It came to pass, at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed." [Gen. xii. 1.]"The man commands Like a full soldier." [Shak.]"I can not Request a fuller satisfaction Than you have freely granted." [Ford.]
  4. Sated; surfeited."I am full of the burnt offerings of rams." [Is. i. 11.]
  5. Having the mind filled with ideas; stocked with knowledge; stored with information."Reading maketh a full man." [Bacon.]
  6. Having the attention, thoughts, etc., absorbed in any matter, and the feelings more or less excited by it, as, to be full of some project."Every one is full of the miracles done by cold baths on decayed and weak constitutions." [Locke.]
  7. Filled with emotions."The heart is so full that a drop overfills it." [Lowell.]
  8. Impregnated; made pregnant.(Obs)"Ilia, the fair, . . . full of Mars." [Dryden.]

Etymology: OE. & AS. ful; akin to OS. ful, D. vol, OHG. fol, G. voll, Icel. fullr, Sw. full, Dan. fuld, Goth. fulls, L. plenus, Gr. plh`rhs, Skr. pūṛna full, prā to fill, also to Gr. poly`s much, E. poly-, pref., G. viel, AS. fela. √80. Cf. Complete Fill Plenary Plenty

noun Full
Complete measure; utmost extent; the highest state or degree.
adverb Full
Quite; to the same degree; without abatement or diminution; with the whole force or effect; thoroughly; completely; exactly; entirely.

Note: ☞ Full is placed before adjectives and adverbs to heighten or strengthen their signification. “Full sad.” Milton. “Master of a full poor cell.” Shak.Full many a gem of purest ray serene.” T. Gray. Full is also prefixed to participles to express utmost extent or degree; as, full-bloomed, full-blown, full-crammed full-grown, full-laden, full-stuffed, etc. Such compounds, for the most part, are self-defining.

verb Full
To become full or wholly illuminated; as, the moon fulls at midnight.
verb Full
To thicken by moistening, heating, and pressing, as cloth; to mill; to make compact; to scour, cleanse, and thicken in a mill.

Etymology: OE. fullen, OF. fuler fouler, F. fouler, LL. fullare, fr. L. fullo fuller, cloth fuller, cf. Gr. � shining, white, AS. fullian to whiten as a fuller, to baptize, fullere a fuller. Cf. Defile to foul, Foil to frustrate, Fuller. (n.)

verb Full
To become fulled or thickened; as, this material fulls well.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The time when the Moon is fully illuminated ("the moon is at the full")
  2. Increase in phase
  3. Make (a garment) fuller by pleating or gathering
  4. Beat for the purpose of cleaning and thickening ("full the cloth")
  5. Having the normally expected amount ("gives full measure")
  6. Having ample fabric ("a full skirt")
  7. Constituting the full quantity or extent; complete ("gave full attention")
  8. Complete in extent or degree and in every particular ("a full game")
  9. Containing as much or as many as is possible or normal ("a full glass", "a sky full of stars", "a full life", and "the auditorium was full to overflowing")
  10. Being at a peak or culminating point ("full summer")
  11. (of sound) having marked deepness and body ("full tones" and "a full voice")
  12. Filled to satisfaction with food or drink ("a full stomach")
  13. To the greatest degree or extent; completely or entirely; (`full' in this sense is used as a combining form) ("fully grown", "he didn't fully understand", "knew full well", "full-grown", and "full-fledged")

From Middle English full, from Old English full (“full”), from Proto-Germanic *fullaz (“full”), from Proto-Indo-European *pl̥h₁nós (“full”).

Germanic cognates include West Frisian fol, Low German vull, Dutch Dutch vol, German voll, Danish fuld, and Swedish and Norwegian full (the latter three via Old Norse). Proto-Indo-European cognates include English plenty (via Latin, compare plenus), Welsh llawn, Russian по́лный (pólnyj), Lithuanian pilnas, Persian پر (por), Sanskrit Sanskrit पूर्ण (pūrṇa). See also fele.

From Middle English fulle, fylle, fille, from Old English fyllu, fyllo (“fullness, fill, plenty”), from Proto-Germanic *fullį̄, *fulnō (“fullness, filling, overflow”), from Proto-Indo-European *plūno-, *plno- (“full”), from *pelə-, *plē- (“to fill; full”). Cognate with German Fülle (“fullness, fill”), Icelandic fylli (“fulness, fill”). More at fill.

  1. Utmost measure or extent; highest state or degree; the state, position, or moment of fullness; fill.
    I was fed to the .
  2. (of the moon) The phase of the moon when it is entire face is illuminated, full moon.
  3. (freestyle skiing) An aerialist maneuver consisting of a backflip in conjunction and simultaneous with a complete twist.

From Middle English fullen, fulwen, from Old English fullian, fulwian (“to baptise”), from Proto-Germanic *fullawīhōną (“to fully consecrate”), from *fulla- (“full-”) + *wīhōną (“to hallow, consecrate, make holy”). Compare Old English fulluht, fulwiht (“baptism”).

From Middle English [Term?], from Old French fuller, fouler (“to tread, to stamp, to full”), from Medieval Latin fullare, from Latin fullo (“a fuller”)

    full was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, French, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Old English, and Swedish

    What does the name Full mean?

    Fis for fulfill, satisfy your needs.

    Uis for unbreakable, your spirit is strong.

    Lis for loyalty, that you show.

    Lis for life, that you live so well.

    Past life for Full born Jan 23, 1960

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    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Bulgaria approximately on 1075. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

    As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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