Saros

First Name
<100
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since 1880
Last Name
182
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Saros

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sa"ros
A Chaldean astronomical period or cycle, the length of which has been variously estimated from 3,600 years to 3,600 days, or a little short of 10 years.

Etymology: NL., fr. Gr. �

Wiktionary

From Ancient Greek σάρος (sáros), from Akkadian.

The modern astronomical usage is attributed to Edmond Halley, who based it on the word σάρος, defined in the Suda as "a measure and a number among Chaldeans. For 120 saroi make 2222 years according to the Chaldeans' reckoning, if indeed the saros makes 222 lunar months, which are 18 years and 6 months."

It may come from the Babylonian word "sāru" meaning the number 3600.

  1. (historical, Babylon) A period of 3600 years.
  2. (astronomy) A period of 223 synodic months (approximately 18 years 11 days 8 hours), after which the relative positions of the earth, sun and moon recur, used to predict eclipses.

Notable Persons Named Saros

Saros was born in 1931.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Saros

Juuse Saros is a hockey player for the Nashville Predators in the National Hockey League. He was most active from 2013 to present. Juuse was born on April 19th, 1995 in Forssa.

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Ileana was born in 1950.

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Popularity of Saros as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Saros U.S.
  White 89.56% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 6.59% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Saros

People with the last name Saros are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Saros

  • How Popular is the name Saros? As a last name Saros was the 99,378th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Saros first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Saros is Monday, October 5th, 1953.
  • How unique is the name Saros? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Saros. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Saros: Your name in reverse order is Soras. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aorss. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Saros? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 182 people with the last name Saros.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Saros? Saros is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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