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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Poseidon

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from Texas, United States says the name Poseidon means "God of water and sea" and is of Greek origin.
  • A user from Texas, United States says the name Poseidon is of Greek origin and means "God of the Sea".
  • A submission from Colorado, United States says the name Poseidon means "Husband" and is of Unknown origin.
  • A user from Tennessee, United States says the name Poseidon is of Greek origin and means "GOD OF THE SEA".
  • A submission from New York, United States says the name Poseidon means "One with the Ocean" and is of Greek origin.

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  1. (Greek mythology) the god of the sea and earthquakes in ancient mythology; brother of Zeus and Hades and Hera; identified with Roman Neptune

From Ancient Greek Ποσειδῶν (Poseidôn).

  1. (Greek mythology) The god of the sea and other waters, earthquakes and horses.

Poseidon was also found in the following language(s): German and Portuguese

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Fun Facts about the name Poseidon

  • How Popular is the name Poseidon? Poseidon is the 32,601st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Poseidon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 133 babies born with the first name Poseidon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Poseidon 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 Poseidon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2010 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Poseidon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Poseidon was in 2016 with a total of 27 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Poseidon: Your name in reverse order is Nodiesop. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Onoiedps. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Poseidon born Sep 30, 1983

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Japan approximately on 825. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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