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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Goebel

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Alt. Meaning

G is for generous, your giving nature.

O is for organized, you always know where things are

E is for elate, you make others happy.

B is for beauty, that comes from within.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

L is for lucky, who is more?

Notable Persons Named Goebel

Goebel was born on October 9th, 1899. Goebel is also known as The Texas Drifter. He died on January 26th, 1959.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Goebel


George Gobel was a singer/actor/comedian, actor, and comedian. He was most prominent from 1953 to 1988. George was given the name George Leslie Goebel on May 20th, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He died on February 24th, 1991.


William Justus Goebel was a Governor of Kentucky. His career lasted from 1900 to 1900. William was born on January 4th, 1856 in Carbondale, Pennsylvania. William is also known as Goebel and Wilhelm. He breathed his last breath on February 3rd, 1900.


Timothy Goebel is a figure skater.


Paul Goebel is an actor/presenter. He has had major accomplishments since 1993. Paul was born on July 18th, 1968 in Flint, Michigan.


Günter was born on November 14th, 1917 in Hagen. He passed away on September 4th, 1993.


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Popularity of Goebel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Goebel U.S.
  White 95.23% 64.26%
  African American 0.41% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.34% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.36% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.10% 16.26%

Of Last Name Goebel

People with the last name Goebel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Goebel

  • How Popular is the name Goebel? Goebel is the 42,082nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Goebel was the 3,920th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Goebel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 70 babies born with the first name Goebel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Goebel 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 Goebel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1899 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Goebel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Goebel is Tuesday, December 22nd, 1896.
  • What year had the most people named Goebel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Goebel was in 1900 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Random Goebel Factoid: According to the 1924 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Goebel is not a popular baby boy's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1924.
  • Weird things about the name Goebel: Your name in reverse order is Lebeog. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Gbeelo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Goebel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,062 people with the last name Goebel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Goebel? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Goebel as their last name.

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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).
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