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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Given

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  • A user from Finland says the name Given is of English origin and means "Lucky".
  • A submission from Florida, United States says the name Given means "Stated" and is of Unknown origin.
Other origins: Scottish and Biblical

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
(p. p. & a.) from Give (v.)
  1. [Math. & Logic] Granted; assumed; supposed to be known; set forth as a known quantity, relation, or premise.
  2. Disposed; inclined; -- used with an (adv.); as, virtuously given .
  3. Stated; fixed; as, in a given time.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An assumption that is taken for granted
  2. Acknowledged as a supposition ("given the engine's condition, it is a wonder that it started")
  3. (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward
  1. A condition that is assumed to be true without further evaluation.
    When evaluating this math problem, don't forget to read the .

given was also found in the following language(s): Danish and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Given

Given Singuluma is a soccer player for the TP Mazembe, National Assembly F.C., Bay United F.C., Zanaco F.C., and Zambia national football team. Given was born on July 19th, 1986 in Lusaka Province.


His military service ended in 1861.


Given Lubinda is a Minister of Agriculture & Livestock, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Information, Broadcasting, and Tourism. Given was born on May 15th, 1963 in Zambia.


Given was born on December 16th, 1937.


Given Mashikinya is an athlete for the Mpumalanga Black Aces F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Given

Shay Given is a soccer player for the Stoke City F.C., Celtic F.C., Blackburn Rovers F.C., Swindon Town F.C., Sunderland A.F.C., Newcastle United F.C., Manchester City F.C., Aston Villa F.C., Middlesbrough F.C., Republic of Ireland national under-21 football team, and Republic of Ireland nati. Shay was born on April 20th, 1976 in Lifford, County Donegal, Ireland.


Meta was born on January 25th, 1888. She died in 1981.


Percy Given is a football player.


Dave was born on May 14th, 1954.



Nathaniel was born on September 13th, 1875. He died in 1950.


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Popularity of Given as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Given U.S.
  White 92.37% 64.26%
  African American 3.11% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.78% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.56% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.93% 16.26%

Of Last Name Given

People with the last name Given are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Given

  • How Popular is the name Given? Given is the 49,867th most popular name of all time. As a last name Given was the 8,784th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Given have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 42 babies born with the first name Given in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Given? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1925 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Given first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Given is Tuesday, August 12th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Given born? The highest recorded use of the first name Given was in 2008 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Given: Your name in reverse order is Nevig. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ivgne. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Given? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,733 people with the last name Given.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Given? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Given as their last name.

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