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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Goddess

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun God"dess
  1. A female god; a divinity, or deity, of the female sex."When the daughter of Jupiter presented herself among a crowd of goddesses, she was distinguished by her graceful stature and superior beauty." [Addison.]
  2. A woman of superior charms or excellence.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A female deity

god +‎ -ess, formed about 1350. The figurative meaning is first found in Spenser's Shepheardes calender (1579).

  1. (religion) A female deity.
  2. (figuratively) A woman honored or adored as physically attractive or of superior charm and intelligence.
  3. (figuratively) A woman of substantial authority or influence.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Goddess

Rha Goddess is a hip hop music musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to 1995. Rha was given the name Rhamelle Greene .


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Popularity of Goddess as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Goddess

  • How Popular is the name Goddess? Goddess is the 20,134th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Goddess have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 349 babies born with the first name Goddess in the United States. That's more than enough people named Goddess 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 Goddess? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1957 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Goddess first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Goddess is Sunday, January 17th, 1909.
  • What year had the most people named Goddess born? The highest recorded use of the first name Goddess was in 2017 with a total of 50 babies.
  • Random Goddess Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Goddess is not a popular baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Goddess: Your name in reverse order is Sseddog. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eddsogs. How do you pronounce that?

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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.