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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hoss

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  • According to a user from Florida, United States, the name Hoss is of German origin and means "Big strong".
  • A submission from Colorado, United States says the name Hoss means "Big, strong, respected, and dependable man." and is of Swedish origin.
Other origins: African American

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Variant of horse.

  1. (Southern US, slang) Eye dialect spelling of horse.
  2. (Southern US, slang) A big, strong and respected or dependable person, usually a man; one who is large like a horse.
  3. (Southern US, slang, often capitalized) Term of address for a man.
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  4. (Northwestern US, slang) A car.

Notable Persons Named Hoss

Hoss was born on May 12th, 1935.



Hoss Hodgson is a football player. Hoss was born on March 5th, 1886 in Washington, D.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Hoss

Rudolf Höss is a military person. His military service ended in 1945.


Nina Hoss is an actress and actor. She was most active from 1996 to 1996. Nina was born on July 7th, 1975 in Stuttgart.


Selim Hoss is a (Acting), Prime Minister of Lebanon, President of Lebanon, List of Prime Ministers of Lebanon, and List of Presidents of Lebanon. Selim was given the name Selim Ahmed Hoss on December 20th, 1929 in Beirut.


She holds the title Virgin and Nun of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis. T.O.R. was born on October 20th, 1682 in Kaufbeuren, Bavaria. She died on April 5th, 1744.



Bernd was born on June 19th, 1939 in Neckarhausen, Germany.


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Popularity of Hoss as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hoss U.S.
  White 82.46% 64.26%
  African American 11.54% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.02% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.01% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.31% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hoss

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

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Fun Facts about the name Hoss

  • How Popular is the name Hoss? Hoss is the 53,186th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hoss was the 10,565th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hoss have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 34 babies born with the first name Hoss in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hoss? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1973 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Hoss first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hoss is Monday, June 12th, 1893.
  • What year had the most people named Hoss born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hoss was in 2011 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Hoss: Your name in reverse order is Ssoh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sohs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hoss? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,033 people with the last name Hoss.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hoss? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Hoss as their last name.

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