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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Goldberg

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  • According to a user from Ghana, the name Goldberg is of English origin and means "Gift of god".
  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Goldberg is of Russian origin and means "Treasure of the earth".
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  1. United States cartoonist who drew intricate diagrams of very complicated and impractical contraptions that accomplished little or nothing (1883-1970)

From German Gold (“gold”) and Berg (“mountain”). One of the ornamental names chosen by Jews who were forced to take surnames in 18th/19th century Germany.

  1. A surname​, fairly common in the U.S.A.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Goldberg

Bill Goldberg is a football player, wrestler, actor, and american football. He was most prominent from 1990 to 1995. Bill was given the name William Scott Goldberg on December 27th, 1966 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States.


Whoopi Goldberg is an actress, comedian, and television host. She has been prominent since 1981. Whoopi was given the name Caryn Elaine Johnson on November 13th, 1955 in Manhattan.


Adam Goldberg is an actor, director, producer, and musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1990. Adam was given the name Adam Charles Goldberg on October 25th, 1970 in Santa Monica, California, U.S.


Evan Goldberg is a screenwriter, film producer, and film director. He was most active from 2004 to present. Evan was born in 1982 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


Dave Goldberg was a ceo of surveymonkey, chief executive officer, and ceoofsurveymonkey. He was most prominent from 1989 to 2015. Dave was given the name David Bruce Goldberg on October 2nd, 1967 in Chicago. He left this life on May 1st, 2015.


Adam F. Goldberg is a film producer, television producer, and writer. Adam was born on April 2nd, 1976 in Philadelphia.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Goldberg as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Goldberg U.S.
  White 95.31% 64.26%
  African American 0.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.07% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.96% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Goldberg

People with the last name Goldberg are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Goldberg

  • How Popular is the name Goldberg? As a last name Goldberg was the 1,193rd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Goldberg first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Goldberg is Wednesday, July 3rd, 1901.
  • How unique is the name Goldberg? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Goldberg. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Goldberg: Your name in reverse order is Grebdlog. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Grdgebol. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Goldberg? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 29,603 people with the last name Goldberg.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Goldberg? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 10 of them will have Goldberg as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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