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Fun Facts about the name Sport

  • When was the first name Sport first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Sport is Sunday, June 6th, 1886.
  • How unique is the name Sport? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Sport. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Sport: Your name in reverse order is Trops. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Potrs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sport? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 256 people with the last name Sport.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sport? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sport as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sport U.S.
  White 83.98% 64.26%
  African American 8.98% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.13% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sport

People with the last name Sport are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Sport" mean? The list below shows the origins of Sport as well as things modernly associated with the name Sport such as celebrities named Sport.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sport
  1. That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement."It is as sport to a fool to do mischief." [Prov. x. 23.]"Her sports were such as carried riches of knowledge upon the stream of delight." [Sir P. Sidney.]"Think it but a minute spent in sport." [Shak.]
  2. Mock; mockery; contemptuous mirth; derision."Then make sport at me; then let me be your jest." [Shak.]
  3. That with which one plays, or which is driven about in play; a toy; a plaything; an object of mockery."Flitting leaves, the sport of every wind." [Dryden.]"Never does man appear to greater disadvantage than when he is the sport of his own ungoverned passions." [John Clarke.]
  4. Play; idle jingle."An author who should introduce such a sport of words upon our stage would meet with small applause." [Broome.]
  5. Diversion of the field, as fowling, hunting, fishing, racing, games, and the like, esp. when money is staked.
  6. [Bot. & Zoöl] A plant or an animal, or part of a plant or animal, which has some peculiarity not usually seen in the species; an abnormal variety or growth. See Sporting plant, under Sporting.
  7. A sportsman; a gambler.(Slang)
    synonyms: Play; game; diversion; frolic; mirth; mock; mockery; jeer.

Etymology: Abbreviated from disport

verb Sport
  1. To play; to frolic; to wanton."Fish], sporting with quick glance, Show to the sun their waved coats dropt with gold." [Milton.]
  2. To practice the diversions of the field or the turf; to be given to betting, as upon races.
  3. To trifle."He sportswith his own life." [Tillotson.]
  4. [Bot. & Zoöl] To assume suddenly a new and different character from the rest of the plant or from the type of the species; -- said of a bud, shoot, plant, or animal. See Sport (n.), 6.
    synonyms: To play; frolic; game; wanton.
verb Sport
  1. To divert; to amuse; to make merry; -- used with the reciprocal pronoun."Against whom do ye sport yourselves?" [Isa. lvii. 4.]
  2. To represent by any kind of play."Now sporting on thy lyre the loves of youth." [Dryden.]
  3. To exhibit, or bring out, in public; to use or wear; as, to sport a new equipage.(Colloq)
  4. To give utterance to in a sportive manner; to throw out in an easy and copious manner; -- with off; as, to sport off epigrams.(R)
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The occupation of athletes who compete for pay
  2. An active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
  3. Verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously) ("he said it in sport")
  4. (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
  5. Someone who engages in sports
  6. A person known for the way she (or he) behaves when teased or defeated or subjected to trying circumstances ("a good sport" and "a poor sport")
  7. (Maine colloquial) a temporary summer resident of Maine
  8. Play boisterously
  9. Wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner ("she was sporting a new hat")

From Middle English sporten (verb) and sport, spoort, sporte (noun), apheretic shortenings of disporten (verb) and disport, disporte (noun). More at disport.

  1. (countable) Any activity that uses physical exertion or skills competitively under a set of rules that is not based on aesthetics.
  2. (countable) A person who exhibits either good or bad sportsmanship.
  3. (countable) Somebody who behaves or reacts in an admirable manner, a good sport.
  4. (obsolete) That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement.
  5. (obsolete) Mockery; derision.
  6. (countable) A toy; a plaything; an object of mockery.
  7. (uncountable) Gaming for money as in racing, hunting, fishing.
  8. (biology, botany, zoology, countable) A plant or an animal, or part of a plant or animal, which has some peculiarity not usually seen in the species; an abnormal variety or growth. The term encompasses both mutants and organisms with non-genetic developmental abnormalities such as birth defects.
  9. (slang, countable) A sportsman; a gambler.
  10. (slang, countable) One who consorts with disreputable people, including prostitutes.
  11. (obsolete, uncountable) An amorous dalliance.
  12. (informal, usually singular) A friend or acquaintance (chiefly used when speaking to the friend in question)
  13. (obsolete) Play; idle jingle.

sport was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Dutch, French, Hungarian, Interlingue, Italian, Lower Sorbian, Norman, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Serbo-Croatian, and Swedish

What does the name Sport mean?

Sis for share, your talents, time, and possessions with others

Pis for passion, your fire!

Ois for outgoing, so sociable are you

Ris for radiant, it's your personality!

Tis for talent, hidden or not.

Past life for Sport born Mar 22, 1961

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As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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