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Origin and Meaning of Guinness

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Guinness
a kind of bitter stout, also called Guiness' stout; as, a glass of Guinness .

Etymology: Trade name

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A kind of bitter stout
  2. English stage and screen actor noted for versatility (1914-2000)
  1. (countable) A surname​, an Anglicization of an Irish patronymic surname based on Angus.
  2. (uncountable) A brand of dark stout beer from Ireland, one of the most widely recognised brands of beer in the world, named for Arthur Guinness who first brewed it.
  3. (countable) A serving of the beverage.
    Three please, barman.

Notable Persons Named Guinness

Guinness Pakru is an actor, film director, and director. He was most prominent from 1984 to present. Guinness was given the name Ajay Kumar on August 31st, 1976 in Kottayam, Kerala, India. Guinness is also known as Undapakru and Guinness Pakru.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Guinness

Alec Guinness was an actor. He has been prominent since 1934. Alec was given the name Alec Guinness de Cuffe on April 2nd, 1914 in Paddington, London, England. He breathed his last breath on August 5th, 2000.


Daphne was given the name Daphne Diana Joan Susanna Guinness on November 9th, 1967 in Hampstead, London, England.


Arthur Guinness was a brewer and businessman. Arthur was born on September 28th, 1725 in Celbridge. He passed away in 1803.


Matthew Guinness is an actor. Matthew was born on June 6th, 1940.


Gloria Guinness was an editing, socialite, and editor. Gloria was given the name Gloria Rubio Altorre on August 27th, 1913 in Veracruz (city). She passed away on November 9th, 1980.


Hugo was born on September 12th, 1959.


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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Guinness U.S.
  White 93.63% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.82% 16.26%

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People with the last name Guinness are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Guinness

  • How Popular is the name Guinness? Guinness is the 59,235th most popular name of all time. As a last name Guinness was the 111,988th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Guinness have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 24 babies born with the first name Guinness in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Guinness? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2000 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Guinness born? The highest recorded use of the first name Guinness was in 2009 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Guinness: Your name in reverse order is Ssenniug. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Esisugnn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Guinness? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 157 people with the last name Guinness.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Guinness? Guinness is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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).
  • 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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.