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Origin and Meaning of Goth

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Goth
  1. [Ethnol] One of an ancient Teutonic race, who dwelt between the Elbe and the Vistula in the early part of the Christian era, and who overran and took an important part in subverting the Roman empire.
  2. One who is rude or uncivilized; a barbarian; a rude, ignorant person.

Note: ☞ Under the reign of Valens, they took possession of Dacia (the modern Transylvania and the adjoining regions), and came to be known as Ostrogoths and Visigoths, or East and West Goths; the former inhabiting countries on the Black Sea up to the Danube, and the latter on this river generally. Some of them took possession of the province of Moesia, and hence were called Moesogoths. Others, who made their way to Scandinavia, at a time unknown to history, are sometimes styled Suiogoths.

Etymology: L. Gothi, pl.; cf. Gr. �

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  1. One of the Teutonic people who invaded the Roman Empire in the 3rd to 5th centuries
  2. A crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement

From Goth (person of a Germanic culture), influenced by Gothic in the sense of a black horror novel.

  1. (uncountable) A punk-derived subculture of people who predominantly dress in black.
    Philip had been into for many years.
  2. (uncountable, music) A style of punk rock influenced by glam rock; gothic rock.
  3. (countable) A person who is part of the goth subculture.
    We saw a solitary hanging out on the steps of the train station.

goth was also found in the following language(s): Middle English

Notable Persons With the Last Name Goth

Mia Goth is an actress and model. Her ongoing career started in 2013. Mia was given the name Mia Gypsy Mello Da Silva Goth .


His military service ended in 1945.


Sabbas was born in 334 in Buzău river valley, Romania. He left this life in 372.



Rolf von Goth was an actor. He was most active from 1927 to 1938. Rolf was born on November 5th, 1906 in Windhoek. He breathed his last breath on November 9th, 1981.


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Popularity of Goth as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Goth U.S.
  White 94.98% 64.26%
  African American 2.22% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.48% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Goth

People with the last name Goth are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Goth

  • How Popular is the name Goth? As a last name Goth was the 33,645th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Goth first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Goth is Monday, May 7th, 1894.
  • How unique is the name Goth? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Goth. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Goth: Your name in reverse order is Htog. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Goth. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Goth? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 677 people with the last name Goth.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Goth? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Goth as their last name since less than 1 person in 435k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
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