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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hamburger

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  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Hamburger is of German origin and means "Gift of God".

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  1. Beef that has been ground
  2. A sandwich consisting of a fried cake of minced beef served on a bun, often with other ingredients

Shortening of Hamburger sandwich, Hamburger steak, etc.; or, less likely, a borrowing from German Hamburger (“native of Hamburg”), equivalent to Hamburg +‎ -er.

  1. A hot sandwich consisting of a patty of cooked ground beef, in a sliced bun, sometimes also containing salad vegetables, condiments, or both.
  2. The patty used in such a sandwich.
  3. (uncountable) Ground beef, especially that intended to be made into hamburgers.
  4. (colloquial, somewhat vulgar) An animal or human, or the flesh thereof, that has been badly injured as a result of an accident or conflict.
    The truck hit the deer and turned it into .
    I'm going to make you into if you do that again.

hamburger was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Dutch, Estonian, French, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, and Turkish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Hamburger

Michel Berger was a musician. Michel was given the name Michel Jean Hamburger on November 28th, 1947 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. He breathed his last breath on August 2nd, 1992.


Earl Hammond was an actor. He was most prominent from 1928 to 1928. Earl was given the name Erwin Saul Hamburger on June 17th, 1921 in New York City, New York, US. He died on May 1st, 2002.


Paul Hamlyn was a publisher, philanthropist, publishing, and philanthropy. He holds the title Baron Hamlyn. Paul was given the name Paul Bertrand Wolfgang Hamburger on February 12th, 1926 in Berlin. He breathed his last breath on August 31st, 2001.


Mark Hamburger is a baseball player. Mark was born on February 5th, 1987 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.


Viktor Hamburger was a in the field of embryology. Viktor was born on July 9th, 1900 in Kamienna Góra. He died on June 12th, 2001.


Raphael Hamburger is a musician. Raphael was born on April 2nd, 1981 in Boulogne-Billancourt, France.


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Popularity of Hamburger as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hamburger U.S.
  White 94.35% 64.26%
  African American 0.51% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.76% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.06% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hamburger

People with the last name Hamburger are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Hamburger

  • How Popular is the name Hamburger? As a last name Hamburger was the 17,784th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Hamburger? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Hamburger was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Hamburger: Your name in reverse order is Regrubmah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ahebgmrru. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hamburger? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,575 people with the last name Hamburger.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hamburger? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hamburger as their last name since less than 1 person in 189k 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).
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