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Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Mi"nus
Less; requiring to be subtracted; negative; as, a minus quantity.

Etymology: L. See Minor, and cf. Mis- pref. from the French

noun mi"nus
A factor counted as a disadvantage; a loss or potential loss in a situation or plan; as, he added up all the pluses and minuses and decided not to do it; as, the lack of money is a big minus in an election campaign.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated ("four minus three equals one")
  2. Involving disadvantage or harm ("minus (or negative) factors")
  3. On the negative side or lower end of a scale ("minus 5 degrees" and "a grade of B minus")

Borrowing from Latin minus.

  1. (mathematics) minus (negative quantity)
  2. minus (defect or deficiency)
  3. (colloquial) minus (minus sign)

Notable Persons Named Minus

Minus was born in 1833 in India. Minus is also known as Minas Megerdich Zorab. He left this life in 1896.


Minus Polak was a Member of the Council of State, Member of the municipal council of Rotterdam, Member of the Senate, President of the Board of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Alderman of Rotterdam, Member of theCouncil of State, Member of the municipal council ofRotterd. Minus was born on May 12th, 1928 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He passed away on February 4th, 2014.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Minus

Ray was born on July 3rd, 1964 in Nassau, Bahamas.


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Popularity of Minus as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Minus U.S.
  White 26.62% 64.26%
  African American 66.46% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.85% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.15% 16.26%

Of Last Name Minus

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

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Fun Facts about the name Minus

  • How Popular is the name Minus? Minus is the 47,870th most popular name of all time. As a last name Minus was the 34,758th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Minus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 48 babies born with the first name Minus in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Minus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Minus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Minus is Thursday, March 6th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Minus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Minus was in 1947 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Minus: Your name in reverse order is Sunim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Imnsu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Minus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 650 people with the last name Minus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Minus? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Minus as their last name since less than 1 person in 455k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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.