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Origin and Meaning of Othniel

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  • According to a user from Texas, United States, the name Othniel is of English origin and means "God is my strength".
  • A user from New York, United States says the name Othniel is of Hebrew origin and means "Lion of Kings".
  • A user from Florida, United States says the name Othniel is of Hebrew origin and means "Lion of god".
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Othniel

Othniel Charles Marsh was a scientist. Othniel was born on October 29th, 1831 in Lockport (city), New York. He left this life on March 18th, 1899.


Othniel Looker was a Governor of Ohio, ( from Hamilton County), (from Hamilton County), Speaker of the Ohio Senate, Ohio Senate, ( fromHamilton County), Ohio House of Representatives, (fromHamilton County), New York State Assembly, and List of Presidents of the Ohio Senate. His career lasted from 1814 to 1814. Othniel was born on October 4th, 1757 in Long Island. He died on July 23rd, 1845.


Othniel was born on December 27th, 1924. He left this life on April 2nd, 2013.


Othniel was born in 1826 in Maine.


Othniel Rosard is a sports team member for the Don Bosco FC.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Othniel

Amangoua Kessé Jean Othniel is a soccer player for the ASEC Mimosas, Jeunesse Club d'Abidjan, and Ivory Coast national football team. Amangoua was born on December 24th, 1989 in Ivory Coast.


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Fun Facts about the name Othniel

  • How Popular is the name Othniel? Othniel is the 19,475th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Othniel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 369 babies born with the first name Othniel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Othniel 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 Othniel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1924 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Othniel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Othniel is Wednesday, January 22nd, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Othniel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Othniel was in 2017 with a total of 44 babies.
  • Random Othniel Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Othniel is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Othniel: Your name in reverse order is Leinhto. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ihetnlo. How do you pronounce that?

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