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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jupiter

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ju"pi*ter
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  1. [Rom. Myth] The supreme deity, king of gods and men, and reputed to be the son of Saturn and Rhea; Jove. He corresponds to the Greek Zeus.
  2. [Astron] One of the planets, being the fifth from the sun, the brightest except Venus, and the largest of them all, its mean radius being about 43,345 miles (69,758 kilometers), almost exactly one-tenth that of the sun. It revolves about the sun in 4,332.6 days, at a mean distance of 5.2025 from the sun (778,140,000 km), the earth's mean distance (the astronomical unit) being taken as unity. It has a mass of 1.901 x 1027 kg, about one-thousandth that of the sun, and more than the remainder of the planets combined. It has an average solar day equal to 9.842 earth hours. The rapid revolution causes a noticeable flattening at the poles; the diameter at the equator is 71,370 km, and at the poles 66,644 km.HCP61

Etymology: L., fr. Jovis pater. See Jove

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  1. The largest planet and the 5th from the sun; has many satellites and is one of the brightest objects in the night sky
  2. (Roman mythology) supreme god of Romans; counterpart of Greek Zeus
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Notable Persons Named Jupiter

Jupiter was born in 1711. He passed away in 1806.

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Jupiter was born in 1965.

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Jupiter Ngangue is a soccer player for the Canon Yaoundé, FC Anzhi Makhachkala, ES Beni-Khalled, CS Hammam-Lif, and Ayeyawady United F.C. Jupiter was born on May 14th, 1980 in Yaoundé.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jupiter

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Maya Jupiter is a hip hop music, rhythm, blues, and salsa music rapper, songwriter, mc, radio personality, and rapping. She has had major accomplishments since 1996. Maya was given the name Melissha Martinez in La Paz, Baja California Sur.

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Self Jupiter is an alternative hip hop rapping. He was most active from 1991 to present. Self was given the name Ornette Glenn on March 16th, 1970. Self is also known as Burgundy Fats, Glenn, and Ornette.

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Alexandra was born on March 11th, 1990.

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Jamal Jupiter is an athlete for the Durham Flames.

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Popularity of Jupiter as a first name

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Popularity of Jupiter as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jupiter U.S.
  White 16.87% 64.26%
  African American 76.79% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.27% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.35% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jupiter

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

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Fun Facts about the name Jupiter

  • How Popular is the name Jupiter? Jupiter is the 18,259th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jupiter was the 28,525th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jupiter have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 412 babies born with the first name Jupiter in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jupiter 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 Jupiter? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1981 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Jupiter first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jupiter is Tuesday, November 22nd, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Jupiter born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jupiter was in 2017 with a total of 89 babies.
  • Random Jupiter Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jupiter is not a popular baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Jupiter: Your name in reverse order is Retipuj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iteupjr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jupiter? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 836 people with the last name Jupiter.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jupiter? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jupiter as their last name since less than 1 person in 357k 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).
  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.