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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Mon"te
A favorite gambling game among Spaniards, played with dice or cards.

Etymology: Sp., lit., mountain, hence, the stock of cards remaining after laying out a certain number, fr. L. mons montis, mountain

noun ‖Mon"te
In Spanish America, a wood; forest; timber land; esp., in parts of South America, a comparatively wooden region.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A gambling card game of Spanish origin; 3 or 4 cards are dealt face up and players bet that one of them will be matched before the others as the cards are dealt from the pack one at a time
Wiktionary

From Spanish monte (“mountain”), referring to the stack of unplayed cards.

  1. (card games) a game in which 3 or 4 cards are dealt face-up and players bet which of them will first be matched in suit by others dealt
  2. (Latin America) A wood or forest; timberland.

monte was also found in the following language(s): Asturian, French, Galician, Haitian Creole, Interlingue, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Monte

Monty Hall is a game show host, actor, producer, singer, sportscaster, television producer, singing, and sports commentator. His ongoing career started in 1953. Monty was given the name Monte Halparin on August 25th, 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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Monte Markham is an actor, television director, and television producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1966 to present. Monte was born on June 21st, 1935 in Manatee County, Florida.

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Monte Kiffin is a football player. Monte was born on February 29th, 1940 in Lexington, Nebraska.

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Monte Cook is a role-playing games, fantasy, and role-playing game writer, game designer, and game design. Monte was born on January 29th, 1968 in Watertown, South Dakota, United States.

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Monte Hellman is a film director, film producer, film editing, producer, and editor. Monte was born on July 12th, 1932 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Monte Barrett is a boxer. Monte was born on May 26th, 1971 in Greenville, North Carolina, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Monte

Marisa Monte is a música popular brasileira and baroque pop musician. She plays Guitar, Cavaquinho, Ukulele, and Vocals. Marisa was given the name Marisa de Azevedo Monte on July 1st, 1967 in Rio de Janeiro.

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Lou Monte was a novelty song and pop music musician. He was most prominent from 1954 to 1989. Lou was given the name Louis Scaglione on April 2nd, 1917 in Manhattan. He died on June 12th, 1989.

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Eric Monte is a screenwriter. He was most prominent from 1971 to present. Eric was given the name Kenneth Williams on December 25th, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Kaitlin Monte is a television host and traffic report. She has been prominent since 2011.

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Virginia was born on May 24th, 1899 in Rome. She passed away on November 30th, 1945.

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Peter Del Monte is a film director and screenwriter. His most notable accomplishments were from 1969 to present. Peter was born on July 29th, 1943 in San Francisco.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 5 0 5
1884 5 0 5
1889 5 0 5
1890 6 0 6
1891 10 5 5
1892 13 7 6
1893 6 0 6
1894 11 0 11
1895 5 0 5
1896 5 0 5
1900 14 0 14
1901 12 0 12
1902 6 0 6
1904 5 0 5
1905 5 0 5
1906 16 7 9
1907 12 5 7
1908 7 0 7
1909 5 0 5
1910 5 0 5
1911 14 0 14
1912 13 0 13
1913 28 6 22
1914 26 7 19
1915 32 5 27
1916 39 5 34
1917 44 8 36
1918 49 13 36
1919 44 7 37
1920 46 7 39
1921 54 8 46
1922 40 0 40
1923 56 12 44
1924 59 6 53
1925 105 8 97
1926 86 7 79
1927 112 8 104
1928 101 5 96
1929 110 9 101
1930 155 9 146
1931 146 20 126
1932 151 12 139
1933 155 10 145
1934 159 11 148
1935 176 12 164
1936 189 9 180
1937 205 13 192
1938 277 13 264
1939 243 19 224
1940 242 10 232
1941 218 11 207
1942 218 19 199
1943 186 13 173
1944 172 15 157
1945 155 16 139
1946 238 14 224
1947 331 19 312
1948 330 17 313
1949 463 23 440
1950 546 16 530
1951 493 19 474
1952 583 12 571
1953 554 18 536
1954 588 18 570
1955 567 27 540
1956 631 9 622
1957 630 17 613
1958 555 10 545
1959 485 10 475
1960 474 7 467
1961 579 16 563
1962 595 15 580
1963 603 11 592
1964 578 10 568
1965 490 14 476
1966 444 16 428
1967 423 6 417
1968 456 6 450
1969 403 9 394
1970 440 17 423
1971 443 5 438
1972 374 13 361
1973 321 15 306
1974 273 8 265
1975 268 7 261
1976 208 9 199
1977 208 0 208
1978 175 0 175
1979 152 6 146
1980 161 7 154
1981 138 0 138
1982 149 7 142
1983 128 0 128
1984 128 7 121
1985 118 6 112
1986 121 0 121
1987 114 6 108
1988 119 0 119
1989 98 0 98
1990 130 0 130
1991 111 0 111
1992 109 0 109
1993 92 0 92
1994 108 5 103
1995 90 0 90
1996 85 0 85
1997 101 0 101
1998 97 0 97
1999 79 0 79
2000 86 0 86
2001 69 0 69
2002 79 0 79
2003 89 0 89
2004 86 0 86
2005 61 0 61
2006 91 0 91
2007 85 0 85
2008 90 0 90
2009 80 0 80
2010 92 0 92
2011 79 0 79
2012 73 0 73
2013 82 0 82
2014 89 0 89
2015 108 0 108
2016 110 0 110
2017 78 0 78

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Popularity of Monte as a first name

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Popularity of Monte as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Monte U.S.
  White 72.15% 64.26%
  African American 3.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 5.75% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 12.57% 16.26%

Of Last Name Monte

People with the last name Monte are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Monte

  • How Popular is the name Monte? Monte is the 1,578th most popular name of all time. As a last name Monte was the 7,317th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Monte have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 22,967 babies born with the first name Monte in the United States. That's more than enough people named Monte to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Monte? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Monte first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Monte is Monday, May 20th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Monte born? The highest recorded use of the first name Monte was in 1956 with a total of 622 babies.
  • Random Monte Factoid: According to the 1960 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Monte ranks 102nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 17 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 1960.
  • Weird things about the name Monte: Your name in reverse order is Etnom. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eomtn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Monte? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,560 people with the last name Monte.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Monte? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Monte as their last name.

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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).
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