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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Na"val
Having to do with shipping; of or pertaining to ships or a navy; consisting of ships; as, naval forces, successes, stores, etc.

Usage: Naval Nautical. Naval is applied to vessels, or a navy, or the things which pertain to them or in which they participate; nautical, to seamen and the art of navigation. Hence we speak of a naval, as opposed to a military, engagement; naval equipments or stores, a naval triumph, a naval officer, etc., and of nautical pursuits or instruction, nautical calculations a nautical almanac, etc.

Etymology: L. navalis, fr. navis ship: cf. F. naval. See Nave of a church

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  1. Connected with or belonging to or used in a navy ("naval history", "naval commander", and "naval vessels")

From Old French naval, from Latin navalis

naval was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, French, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Naval

She was most active from 1995 to present. Simran was given the name Rishibala Naval on April 4th, 1976 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


Deepti Naval is an actress, director, writer, and painter. She has had major accomplishments since 1979. Deepti was born on February 3rd, 1957 in Amritsar, India. Deepti is also known as Dipti Naval.


Rodel Naval was an actor, singing, and songwriter. He was most prominent from 1975 to 1995. Rodel was born on February 16th, 1953. He died on June 11th, 1995.


Harish was born on January 8th, 1947.


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Popularity of Naval as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Naval U.S.
  White 9.40% 64.26%
  African American 4.63% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 64.80% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.89% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 15.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Naval

People with the last name Naval are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Naval

  • How Popular is the name Naval? As a last name Naval was the 32,302nd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Naval first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Naval is Tuesday, December 16th, 1902.
  • How unique is the name Naval? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Naval. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Naval: Your name in reverse order is Lavan. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aavnl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Naval? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 713 people with the last name Naval.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Naval? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Naval as their last name since less than 1 person in 417k 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).
  • 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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