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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Negus

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ne"gus
A beverage made of wine, water, sugar, nutmeg, and lemon juice; -- so called, it is said, from its first maker, Colonel Negus .
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Wine and hot water with sugar and lemon juice and nutmeg

Borrowing from Amharic ንጉሥ (nəguś, “king”).

  1. An English surname of unknown derivation
  2. (historical) A ruler of Ethiopia or of a province of Ethiopia; specifically, the supreme ruler of Ethiopia before 1974.

Notable Persons Named Negus

Steve Wilks is a reggae, hip hop, and acoustic singing and record producer. They plays Guitar. They were most prominent from 1987 to present. Steve was given the name Negus Anebesa in [St.Pauls, Bristol, UK]. Steve is also known as Steve Wilks.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Negus

George Negus is a television & radio presenter and journalist. George was given the name George Edward Negus on March 13th, 1942 in Brisbane.


OBE Arthur Negus was a broadcaster, antiques expert, broadcasting, antique, and broadcasterandantiques expert. OBE was given the name Arthur George Negus on March 29th, 1903 in Reading, Berkshire. He breathed his last breath on April 5th, 1985.


Steve Negus is a progressive rock percussion instrument. He plays Drum kit. He was most prominent from 1977 to present. Steve was born on February 19th, 1952 in Hamilton, Ontario.


Tony was born in Cowra, New South Wales, Australia.


Victor was born on February 6th, 1887 in Tooting. Victor is also known as V. E. Negus. He left this life on July 15th, 1974.


Fred Negus was a football player. Fred was born on November 7th, 1923 in Colerain, Ohio. He breathed his last breath on April 18th, 2005.


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Popularity of Negus as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Negus U.S.
  White 89.85% 64.26%
  African American 3.31% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.88% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.88% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.76% 16.26%

Of Last Name Negus

People with the last name Negus are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Negus

  • How Popular is the name Negus? Negus is the 71,261st most popular name of all time. As a last name Negus was the 26,833rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Negus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11 babies born with the first name Negus in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Negus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1999 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Negus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Negus is Sunday, December 1st, 1907.
  • What year had the most people named Negus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Negus was in 2007 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Negus: Your name in reverse order is Sugen. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sgeun. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Negus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 906 people with the last name Negus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Negus? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Negus as their last name since less than 1 person in 323k 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.