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  1. British physicist (born in Hungary) noted for his work on holography (1900-1979)

From Proto-Celtic *gabros (“he-goat”), from Proto-Indo-European *kápros (“male hooved animal”). Cognate with Latin caper (“goat”) and Ancient Greek κάπρος (kápros, “wild boar”).

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    Notable Persons Named Gabor

    Magda Gabor was an actress and socialite. She was most prominent from 1937 to 1991. Magda was given the name Gábor Magdolna by her parent Jolie Gabor on June 11th, 1915 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary. She died on June 6th, 1997.


    Gábor Király is a soccer player for the Szombathelyi Haladás, Hertha BSC, Crystal Palace F.C., West Ham United F.C., Aston Villa F.C., Burnley F.C., Bayer 04 Leverkusen, TSV 1860 München, Fulham F.C., Hungary national under-19 football team, Hungary national under-21 football team, and Hungary. Gábor was born on April 1st, 1976 in Szombathely.


    Gábor Szabó was a chamber jazz, crossover jazz, and jazz musician. He plays Guitar. His career lasted from 1958 to 1982. Gábor was given the name Szabó Gábor István on March 8th, 1936 in Budapest. He left this life on February 26th, 1982.


    Gabor Maté is a in the fields of substance dependence, adhd, psychology, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Gabor was born on January 6th, 1944 in Budapest.


    Gábor Csupó is an animator, writer, television director, television producer, graphic designer, director, and producer. He has been prominent since 1976. Gábor was born on September 29th, 1952 in Budapest.


    Gábor Vona is a politician. Gábor was born on August 20th, 1978 in Gyöngyös.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Gabor

    Zsa Zsa Gabor is an actress and socialite. She was most prominent from 1934 to 1996. Zsa was given the name Sári Gábor by her parent Jolie Gabor on February 6th, 1917 in Budapest.


    Eva Gabor was an actress, businesswoman, and socialite. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1941 to 1994. Eva was born as the child of Jolie Gabor on February 11th, 1919 in Budapest. Eva is also known as Gábor Éva. She died on July 4th, 1995.


    Magda Gabor was an actress and socialite. She was most prominent from 1937 to 1991. Magda was given the name Gábor Magdolna by her parent Jolie Gabor on June 11th, 1915 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary. She died on June 6th, 1997.


    Jolie Gabor was a jewelry entrepreneur, memoirist, and socialite. Jolie was given the name Janka Tilleman on September 30th, 1896 in Budapest. She died on April 1st, 1997.


    Dennis Gabor was a scientist in the fields of electrical engineering and physics. Dennis was born on June 5th, 1900 in Budapest. He left this life on February 9th, 1979.


    Damián Domingo was a in the field of painting. Damián was given the name Damián Domingo y Gabor on February 12th, 1796 in Tondo, Manila. He passed away on July 27th, 1834.


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    Popularity of Gabor as a last name

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    Common last names for Gabor

    • Nagy
    • Kovacs
    • Toth
    • Molnar

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Gabor U.S.
      White 91.14% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.27% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.48% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.48% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Gabor

    People with the last name Gabor are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Gabor

    • How Popular is the name Gabor? Gabor is the 31,552nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Gabor was the 15,449th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Gabor have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 142 babies born with the first name Gabor in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gabor 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 Gabor? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
    • When was Gabor first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gabor is Tuesday, April 1st, 1873.
    • What year had the most people named Gabor born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gabor was in 1962 with a total of 11 babies.
    • Random Gabor Factoid: According to the 1972 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gabor is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1972.
    • Weird things about the name Gabor: Your name in reverse order is Robag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rgoba. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Gabor? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,896 people with the last name Gabor.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gabor? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Gabor as their last name since less than 1 person in 156k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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