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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Plenty

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Plen"ty
Full or adequate supply; enough and to spare; sufficiency; specifically, abundant productiveness of the earth; ample supply for human wants; abundance; copiousness.

Etymology: OE. plentee plente, OF. plenté, fr. L. plenitas, fr. plenus full. See Full (a.), and cf. Complete

adjective Plen"ty
Plentiful; abundant.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A full supply ("there was plenty of food for everyone")
  2. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent ("it must have cost plenty")
  3. As much as necessary ("I've had plenty, thanks")
  1. A village in Saskatchewan, Canada.
  2. A town in Tasmania, Australia.
  3. A town in Victoria, Australia.

Notable Persons Named Plenty

Plenty was born in 1869.


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Popularity of Plenty as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Plenty U.S.
  White 17.45% 64.26%
  African American 72.34% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.68% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.55% 16.26%

Of Last Name Plenty

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

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Fun Facts about the name Plenty

  • How Popular is the name Plenty? As a last name Plenty was the 80,678th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Plenty first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Plenty is Tuesday, October 9th, 1883.
  • How unique is the name Plenty? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Plenty. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Plenty: Your name in reverse order is Ytnelp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tynepl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Plenty? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 235 people with the last name Plenty.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Plenty? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Plenty as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m 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).
  • 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.
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