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Origin and Meaning of Six

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  • A submission from Georgia, United States says the name Six means "Pure, out shining." and is of English origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Six
One more than five; twice three; as, six yards.

Etymology: AS. six seox siex; akin to OFries. sex, D. zes, OS. & OHG. sehs, G. sechs, Icel., Sw., & Dan. sex, Goth. saíhs, Lith. szeszi, Russ. sheste, Gael. & Ir. se, W. chwech, L. sex, Gr. ��, Per. shesh, Skr. shash. √304. Cf. Hexagon Hexameter Samite Senary Sextant Sice

noun Six
  1. The number greater by a unit than five; the sum of three and three; six units or objects.
  2. A symbol representing six units, as 6, vi., or VI.
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  1. A playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows six pips
  2. The cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
  3. Denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units

From Middle English six, from Old English syx, siex, from Proto-Germanic *sehs, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs. Compare West Frisian seis, Dutch zes, Low German söss, sess, German sechs, Norwegian and Danish seks, also Latin sex.

  1. The digit or figure 6.
  2. (military slang, by ellipsis of six o'clock) Rear, behind (rear side of something).
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  3. (cricket, countable) An event whereby a batsman hits a ball which does not bounce before passing over a boundary in the air, resulting in an award of 6 runs for the batting team.
  4. (American football) A touchdown.

six was also found in the following language(s): French, Lojban, Middle French, Norman, and Novial

Notable Persons Named Six

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Six

Number Six is a fictional character.


Tom Six is a television director, filmmaking, and filmmaker. He was most active from 2004 to present. Tom was born on August 29th, 1973 in Alkmaar.


Rikki was born on December 18th, 1990 in Riverside, California, U.S.


Mr. Six is a fictional character.


Franz Six is a military person. His military service ended in 1945.


Robert Six was a ceo, continental airlines, 1936-1981, and chief executive officer. Robert was given the name Robert Forman Six on June 25th, 1907 in Stockton, California. He died on October 6th, 1986.


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Popularity of Six as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Six U.S.
  White 89.62% 64.26%
  African American 0.92% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 3.86% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.06% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.80% 16.26%

Of Last Name Six

People with the last name Six are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Six

  • How Popular is the name Six? As a last name Six was the 9,311th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Six first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Six is Sunday, March 13th, 1887.
  • How unique is the name Six? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Six. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Six: Your name in reverse order is Xis. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Xsi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Six? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,497 people with the last name Six.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Six? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Six as their last name.

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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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