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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gobble

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Gob"ble
  1. To swallow or eat greedily or hastily; to gulp."Supper gobbled up in haste." [Swift.]
  2. To utter (a sound) like a turkey cock."He . . . gobbles out a note of self-approbation." [Goldsmith.]

Etymology: Freq. of 2d gob

verb Gob"ble
  1. To eat greedily.
  2. To make a noise like that of a turkey cock.
noun Gob"ble
A noise made in the throat.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The characteristic sound made by a turkey cock
  2. Make a gurgling sound, characteristic of turkeys
  3. Eat hastily without proper chewing

Notable Persons With the Last Name Gobble

Jimmy Gobble is a baseball player. Jimmy was born on July 19th, 1981 in Bristol, Tennessee.


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Popularity of Gobble as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gobble U.S.
  White 96.30% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.03% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.63% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gobble

People with the last name Gobble are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Gobble

  • How Popular is the name Gobble? As a last name Gobble was the 15,833rd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Gobble first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Gobble is Tuesday, October 1st, 1901.
  • How unique is the name Gobble? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Gobble. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Gobble: Your name in reverse order is Elbbog. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oglebb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gobble? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,838 people with the last name Gobble.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gobble? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Gobble as their last name since less than 1 person in 161k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.