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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gosh

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Euphemism (or minced oath) for God. First seen in 1757 as by gosh, probably from by gosse in Udall's Ralph Roister Doister (circa 1553).

Notable Persons Named Gosh

Gosh was born on February 6th, 1983.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Gosh


Efrat Gosh is an indie pop and singer-songwriter musician. She has been prominent since 2004. Efrat was born Efrat Gosh on November 3rd, 1983.


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Popularity of Gosh as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gosh U.S.
  White 84.29% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.33% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.92% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.53% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gosh

People with the last name Gosh are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Gosh

  • How Popular is the name Gosh? As a last name Gosh was the 63,873rd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Gosh first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Gosh is Sunday, October 11th, 1914.
  • How unique is the name Gosh? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Gosh. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Gosh: Your name in reverse order is Hsog. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Shog. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gosh? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 312 people with the last name Gosh.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gosh? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Gosh as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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