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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gentil

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun and adjective Gen"til

Notable Persons Named Gentil

Gentil was born in 1942. He left this life in 2011.


Gentil Theodoor Antheunis was a poet. Gentil was born on September 9th, 1840 in Oudenaarde. He passed away on August 5th, 1907.


Gentil was born in 1935. He died on February 23rd, 2008.


Gentil was born on May 19th, 1898.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Gentil

Jean Rollin was a director, actor, and writer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1957 to 2010. Jean was given the name Jean Michel Rollin Roth Le Gentil on November 3rd, 1938 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He passed away on December 15th, 2010.


Guillaume Le Gentil was a french astronomer. Guillaume was born on September 12th, 1725 in Coutances. He died on October 22nd, 1792.


Joseph was born on February 11th, 1928.


Pascal was born on May 15th, 1973 in Paris.


Thiago Gentil is a soccer player for the Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, Santa Cruz Futebol Clube, Clube Náutico Capibaribe, Ittihad FC, Daegu FC, Deportivo Alavés, Figueirense FC, Aris Thessaloniki F.C., Coritiba Foot Ball Club, C.D. Nacional, Grêmio Barueri Futebol, and Guarani FC. Thiago was born on April 8th, 1980 in São Paulo, Brazil.


Otto was born in 1892 in Aschaffenburg. He passed away in 1969.


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Popularity of Gentil as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gentil U.S.
  White 56.37% 64.26%
  African American 7.11% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 32.35% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gentil

People with the last name Gentil are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Gentil

  • How Popular is the name Gentil? As a last name Gentil was the 51,066th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Gentil first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Gentil is Sunday, February 28th, 1886.
  • How unique is the name Gentil? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Gentil. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Gentil: Your name in reverse order is Litneg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tenilg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gentil? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 408 people with the last name Gentil.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gentil? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Gentil as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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