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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Hind
  1. [Zoöl] The female of the red deer, of which the male is the stag.
  2. [Zoöl] A spotted food fish of the genus Epinephelus, as Epinephelus apua of Bermuda, and Epinephelus Drummond-hayi of Florida; -- called also coney John Paw spotted hind.

Etymology: AS. hind; akin to D. hinde, OHG. hinta, G. hinde hindin, Icel., Sw., & Dan. hind, and perh. to Goth. hinþan to seize (in comp.), E. hunt, or cf. Gr. kema`s a young deer

noun Hind
  1. A domestic; a servant.(Obs)
  2. A peasant; a rustic; a farm servant.(Eng)"The hind, that homeward driving the slow steer Tells how man's daily work goes forward here." [Trench.]

Etymology: OE. hine, AS. hīne hīna, orig. gen. pl. of hīwan domestics; akin to Icel. hjū man and wife, domestics, family, Goth. heiwafrauja master of the house, G. heirath marriage; cf. L. civis citizen, E. city or E. home. Cf. Hide a measure of land

adjective Hind
In the rear; -- opposed to front; of or pertaining to the part or end which follows or is behind, in opposition to the part which leads or is before; as, the hind legs or hind feet of a quadruped; the hind man in a procession.

Etymology: OE. hind, adv., back, AS. hindan behind. See Hinder (a.)

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  1. A female deer, especially an adult female red deer
  2. Any of several mostly spotted fishes that resemble groupers
  3. Located at or near the back of an animal ("back (or hind) legs" and "the hinder part of a carcass")

From Middle English hinde, from Old English hindan (“at the rear, from behind”), from Proto-Germanic *hinda-, *handan- (“far, beyond”), from Proto-Indo-European *k(')enta (“down, below, with, far, along, against”), from *ḱen- (“to set oneself in motion, arise”). Cognate with Gothic 𐌷𐌹𐌽𐌳𐌰𐌽𐌰 (hindana, “from beyond”), Old Norse hindr (“obstacle”), Old Norse handan (“from that side, beyond”), Old High German hintana (“behind”), Old English hinder (“behind, back, in the farthest part, down”), Latin contra (“in return, against”). More at hinder, contrary.

Wikispecies From Middle English hind, hinde, hynde, from Old English hind, from Proto-Germanic *hindō, *hindiz, from a formation on Proto-Indo-European *ḱem- (“hornless”). Cognate with Dutch hinde, German Hinde, Danish hind.

  1. A female deer, especially a red deer at least two years old.
  2. A spotted food fish of the genus Epinephelus.

Old English hī(ġ)na, genitive plural of hīġa (“servant, family member”), in the phrase hīna fæder ‘paterfamilias’. The -d is a later addition (compare sound). Compare Old Frisian hinde (“servant”).

  1. (archaic) A servant, especially an agricultural labourer.

    hind was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Estonian, Faroese, Icelandic, Old English, Scots, and Swedish

    Notable Persons Named Hind

    Hind Bint Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum is royalty. She holds the title Sheikha. Hind was born on February 12th, 1962.


    Hind was born as the child of Utbah ibn Rabi'ah in 6 in Arabia. Hind is also known as Hind al-Hunūd (Arabic: هند الهنود), Hind Al-Hunnud, and Hind Al-Hunud. She passed away in 626.


    Hind was born in 1967.


    Hind Rostom was an actress. Hind was born on November 12th, 1929 in Alexandria. Hind is also known as Marilyn Monroe of Egypt. She breathed her last breath on August 8th, 2011.


    Hind was born on April 25th, 1916 in Jerusalem. She died on September 13th, 1994.


    Hind is a singing. Her ongoing career started in 2003. Hind was given the name Hind Laroussi Tahiri on December 3rd, 1984.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Hind

    James Hind was a highwayman. James was born in 1616 in Chipping Norton. James is also known as John Hind. He passed away in 1652.


    John Russell Hind was a scientist. John was born on May 12th, 1823 in Nottingham. He passed away on December 23rd, 1895.


    John Hind is a christian bishop. He was most active from 2001 to 2012. John was born on June 19th, 1945.


    Hind is a singing. Her ongoing career started in 2003. Hind was given the name Hind Laroussi Tahiri on December 3rd, 1984.


    Ella Cora Hind was a journalist. Ella was born on September 18th, 1861 in Toronto. She left this life on October 6th, 1942.


    He died on January 28th, 1977.


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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Hind U.S.
      White 82.68% 64.26%
      African American 7.13% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 3.23% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 4.41% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Hind

    People with the last name Hind are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Hind

    • How Popular is the name Hind? Hind is the 30,067th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hind was the 37,735th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Hind have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 158 babies born with the first name Hind in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hind to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hind? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Hind first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hind is Saturday, March 15th, 1879.
    • What year had the most people named Hind born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hind was in 2006 with a total of 13 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Hind: Your name in reverse order is Dnih. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nidh. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Hind? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 589 people with the last name Hind.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hind? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hind as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k 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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    • 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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