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Origin and Meaning of Rill

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Rill
  1. A very small brook; a streamlet.
  2. [Astron] See Rille.

Etymology: Cf. LG. rille a small channel or brook, a furrow, a chamfer, OE. rigol a small brook, F. rigole a trench or furrow for water, W. rhill a row, rhigol a little ditch. √11

verb Rill
To run a small stream.
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  1. A small channel (as one formed by soil erosion)
  2. A small stream

Notable Persons Named Rill

Rill was born on October 26th, 1962.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rill

Markus Rill is a singer-songwriter. Markus was born on March 20th, 1970 in Frankfurt.


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Popularity of Rill as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rill U.S.
  White 93.53% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.44% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rill

People with the last name Rill are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Rill

  • How Popular is the name Rill? As a last name Rill was the 25,403rd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Rill first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Rill is Wednesday, April 19th, 1882.
  • How unique is the name Rill? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Rill. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Rill: Your name in reverse order is Llir. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Llir. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rill? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 974 people with the last name Rill.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rill? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rill as their last name since less than 1 person in 303k 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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