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Origin and Meaning of Future

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  • According to a user from Turkey, the name Future is of English origin and means "Best that is to come".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Fu"ture
That is to be or come hereafter; that will exist at any time after the present; as, the next moment is future, to the present.

Etymology: F. futur, L. futurus, used as fut. p. of esse to be, but from the same root as E. be. See Be (v. i.)

noun Fu"ture
  1. Time to come; time subsequent to the present (as, the future shall be as the present); collectively, events that are to happen in time to come."Lay the futureopen." [Shak.]
  2. The possibilities of the future; -- used especially of prospective success or advancement; as, he had great future before him.
  3. [Gram] A future tense.

Etymology: Cf. F. futur. See Future (a.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Bulk commodities bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date
  2. A verb tense that expresses actions or states in the future
  3. The time yet to come
  4. (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving
  5. Yet to be or coming ("some future historian will evaluate him")
  6. Effective in or looking toward the future ("he was preparing for future employment opportunities")
  7. A verb tense or other formation referring to events or states that have not yet happened ("future auxiliary")

From Old French futur, from Latin futūrus, irregular future active participle of sum (“I am”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰuH- (“to become, be”). Cognate with Old English bēo (“I become, I will be, I am”). More at be. Displaced native Old English toweard in the given sense.

  1. The time ahead; those moments yet to be experienced.
  2. Something that will happen in moments yet to come.
  3. Goodness in what is yet to come. Something to look forward to.
    There is no in dwelling on the past.
  4. (grammar) Verb tense used to talk about events that will happen in the future; future tense.
  5. (finance) A standardized, tradable agreement between two parties that one will sell and the other will buy a specific commodity at a specific later date and a specific price.
  6. (computing, programming) An object that retrieves the value of a promise.
  7. (sports) A minor-league prospect.

future was also found in the following language(s): French, Italian, Latin, Norman, and Old French

Notable Persons Named Future

Future is a hip hop music and trap music musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2009. Future was given the name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn on November 20th, 1983 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.


Future the Prince is a hip hop music, rhythm, and blues record producer and manager. Future was given the name Adel Nur .


Future Man is a jazz and jazz fusion musician. He plays Drumitar, Zendrum, Drums, Percussion, and Vocals. Future was given the name Roy Wilfred Wooten on October 13th, 1957 in Hampton, Virginia, US. Future is also known as Futche.


Future Beat Alliance is an intelligent dance music and ambient house musician. His ongoing career started in 1996. Future was given the name Matthew Puffett . Future is also known as Mode-M and Soul Electrik.


Future Pilot A.K.A. is a musician. Future was given the name Sushil K. Dade .


Notable Persons With the Last Name Future

Future is a hip hop music and trap music musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2009. Future was given the name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn on November 20th, 1983 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.


Jonni Future is a comics character.


Fun Facts about the name Future

  • How Popular is the name Future? Future is the 30,247th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Future have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 156 babies born with the first name Future in the United States. That's more than enough people named Future to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Future? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Future first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Future is Wednesday, June 6th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Future born? The highest recorded use of the first name Future was in 2016 with a total of 22 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Future: Your name in reverse order is Erutuf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rufuet. 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.
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