Hosea

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hosea

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  1. An Old Testament book telling Hosea's prophecies
  2. A minor Hebrew prophet (8th century BC)
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From Latin Osee, from Ancient Greek Ὡσηέ (O̱si̱é), from Hebrew הושע (hoshe'ah). Confer with Jesus and Isaiah.

  1. A book of the Old Testament of the Bible.
  2. A Biblical prophet.

Hosea was also found in the following language(s): Afrikaans, German, and Latin

Notable Persons Named Hosea

Ze was given the name Hosea Jan Frank on March 31st, 1972 in Guilderland, New York, U.S.

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Hosea is a saint. He holds the title Prophet.

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Hosea Williams was a civil rights activist, research chemist, entrepreneur, politician, civil, political rights, and civil rightsactivist. Hosea was given the name Hosea Lorenzo Williams on January 5th, 1926 in Attapulgus, Georgia. He breathed his last breath on November 16th, 2000.

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Hosea Chanchez is an actor singer and actor (1998–present). He was most active from 1998 to 1998. Hosea was born on September 12th, 1981 in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S. Hosea is also known as Hosea.

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Hosea was born on September 14th, 1988 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Hosea

Hosea is a saint. He holds the title Prophet.

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Chris was born on November 11th, 1973 in Princeton, New Jersey.

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Gibson Hosea is a sports team member for the Marist Fire F.C.

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Vagalia Hosea is an athlete for the F.C. Manu Laeva.

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How popular is the baby name Hosea in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 10 0 10
1881 16 0 16
1882 10 0 10
1883 11 0 11
1884 19 0 19
1885 24 0 24
1886 17 0 17
1887 16 0 16
1888 17 0 17
1889 15 0 15
1890 10 0 10
1891 10 0 10
1892 11 0 11
1893 15 0 15
1894 7 0 7
1895 12 0 12
1896 14 0 14
1897 11 0 11
1898 18 0 18
1899 6 0 6
1900 18 0 18
1901 11 0 11
1902 25 0 25
1903 11 0 11
1904 15 0 15
1905 20 0 20
1906 13 0 13
1907 12 0 12
1908 17 0 17
1909 12 0 12
1910 21 0 21
1911 13 0 13
1912 32 0 32
1913 33 0 33
1914 37 5 32
1915 45 0 45
1916 56 0 56
1917 49 0 49
1918 49 0 49
1919 56 0 56
1920 62 0 62
1921 61 5 56
1922 49 0 49
1923 72 0 72
1924 65 0 65
1925 74 0 74
1926 57 0 57
1927 73 5 68
1928 41 0 41
1929 39 0 39
1930 48 0 48
1931 54 5 49
1932 59 0 59
1933 50 0 50
1934 47 0 47
1935 31 0 31
1936 52 0 52
1937 55 0 55
1938 34 0 34
1939 49 0 49
1940 55 0 55
1941 52 0 52
1942 35 0 35
1943 43 0 43
1944 38 0 38
1945 26 0 26
1946 40 0 40
1947 47 0 47
1948 57 0 57
1949 44 0 44
1950 55 0 55
1951 69 0 69
1952 47 0 47
1953 43 0 43
1954 55 0 55
1955 58 0 58
1956 57 0 57
1957 55 0 55
1958 61 0 61
1959 55 0 55
1960 51 0 51
1961 50 0 50
1962 42 0 42
1963 60 0 60
1964 49 0 49
1965 42 0 42
1966 29 0 29
1967 36 0 36
1968 46 0 46
1969 34 0 34
1970 39 0 39
1971 37 0 37
1972 45 0 45
1973 48 0 48
1974 42 0 42
1975 45 0 45
1976 26 0 26
1977 41 0 41
1978 30 0 30
1979 40 0 40
1980 29 0 29
1981 30 0 30
1982 22 0 22
1983 26 0 26
1984 18 0 18
1985 34 0 34
1986 29 0 29
1987 26 0 26
1988 38 0 38
1989 31 0 31
1990 40 0 40
1991 47 0 47
1992 23 0 23
1993 31 0 31
1994 27 0 27
1995 27 0 27
1996 38 0 38
1997 23 0 23
1998 23 0 23
1999 26 0 26
2000 32 0 32
2001 37 0 37
2002 28 0 28
2003 29 0 29
2004 25 0 25
2005 27 0 27
2006 32 0 32
2007 29 0 29
2008 29 0 29
2009 26 0 26
2010 51 0 51
2011 40 0 40
2012 62 0 62
2013 45 0 45
2014 64 0 64
2015 67 0 67
2016 56 0 56
2017 56 0 56

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Popularity of Hosea as a first name

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Popularity of Hosea as a last name

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Common last names for Hosea

  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jackson
  • Davis
  • Taylor
  • Young
  • Robinson
  • White
  • Harris
  • Lee
  • Hill
  • Scott

Common first names for Hosea

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hosea U.S.
  White 57.47% 64.26%
  African American 31.27% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.25% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.64% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.88% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hosea

People with the last name Hosea are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Hosea

  • How Popular is the name Hosea? Hosea is the 3,772nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Hosea was the 14,783rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hosea have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,033 babies born with the first name Hosea in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hosea to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hosea? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Hosea first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hosea is Friday, August 23rd, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Hosea born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hosea was in 1925 with a total of 74 babies.
  • Random Hosea Factoid: According to the 1932 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hosea is not a popular baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 11 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1932.
  • Weird things about the name Hosea: Your name in reverse order is Aesoh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oahse. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hosea? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,008 people with the last name Hosea.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hosea? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hosea as their last name since less than 1 person in 147k 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).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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