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Origin and Meaning of Hegel

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Hegel
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, a German writer (1770-1831).
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  1. German philosopher whose three stage process of dialectical reasoning was adopted by Karl Marx (1770-1831)

From German Hegel.

  1. A German surname​, notably borne by the German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Hegel

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was a philosopher. Georg was born on August 27th, 1770 in Stuttgart. He breathed his last breath on November 14th, 1831.


Karl was born on June 7th, 1813 in Nuremberg. Karl is also known as Hegel, Karl; Hegel, Carl; Hegel, and Karl Ritter von. He breathed his last breath on December 5th, 1901.


Idora was born on April 13th, 1983 in Zagreb.


Frederik was born on May 11th, 1817 in Fredensborg. He died on December 27th, 1887.


Rob Hegel is a musician. Rob was given the name Robert Eric Hegel on August 5th, 1948 in Dayton, Ohio.


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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hegel U.S.
  White 94.61% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.81% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.62% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.56% 16.26%

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People with the last name Hegel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Hegel

  • How Popular is the name Hegel? As a last name Hegel was the 31,251st most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Hegel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Hegel is Monday, July 21st, 1913.
  • How unique is the name Hegel? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Hegel. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Hegel: Your name in reverse order is Legeh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Heelg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hegel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 742 people with the last name Hegel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hegel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hegel as their last name since less than 1 person in 400k 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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