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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gone

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
(p. p.) of Go.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Dead
  2. Used up or no longer available ("gone with the wind" and "if we don't get there early, all the best seats will be gone")
  3. Destroyed or killed ("we are gone geese")
  4. Stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)
  5. Well in the past; former ("bygone days", "dreams of foregone times", and "sweet memories of gone summers")
  6. Drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted

From Middle English gon, igon, gan, ȝegan, from Old English gān, ġegān, from Proto-Germanic *gānaz (“gone”), past participle of *gāną (“to go”). Cognate with Scots gane (“gone”), West Frisian gien (“gone”), Dutch gegaan (“gone”).

gone was also found in the following language(s): Fijian, French, and Plautdietsch

Notable Persons Named Gone

Gone Thursday is an alternative r&b, contemporary r&b, and pop music musician. He was most active from 2015 to present. Gone was given the name Ryan Aidan DeChanel on April 21st, 1992 in New York City, New York, U.S.


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Popularity of Gone as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gone U.S.
  White 6.15% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 15.64% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 16.48% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 55.87% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gone

People with the last name Gone are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, American Indian and Alaska Native, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Gone

  • How Popular is the name Gone? As a last name Gone was the 56,972nd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Gone first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Gone is Wednesday, July 5th, 1893.
  • How unique is the name Gone? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Gone. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Gone: Your name in reverse order is Enog. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eogn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gone? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 358 people with the last name Gone.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gone? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Gone as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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