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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Stalin mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Stalin

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  • A submission from Poland says the name Stalin means "Man of steel" and is of Unknown origin.
  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Stalin is of Russian origin and means "Man of Steel".
Other origins: Indian (Sanskrit)

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  1. Russian leader who succeeded Lenin as head of the Communist Party and created a totalitarian state by purging all opposition (1879-1953)

From Russian Ста́лин (Stálin), from сталь (stalʹ, “steel”), from German Stahl

  1. Joseph Stalin, Bolshevik revolutionary, leader of the Soviet Union.

Stalin was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Stalin

Stalin K. is a filmmaker and filmmaking. Stalin was born in 1950 in Gujarat.


Stalin Rivas is a soccer player for the Mineros de Guayana, Standard Liège, K. Boom F.C., Minervén Bolívar FC, Caracas FC, Millonarios F.C., Deportivo Galicia, Deportivo Petare, Deportivo Táchira, and Venezuela national football team. Stalin was born on August 5th, 1971 in Puerto Ordaz and San Felix.


Stalin Colinet is a football player for the Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, and Jacksonville Jaguars. His career lasted from 1997 to 2003. Stalin was born on July 17th, 1974.


Stalin Motta is a soccer player for the Millonarios F.C., Independiente Santa Fe, La Equidad, Atlético Nacional, Barcelona Sporting Club, and Colombia national football team. Stalin was born on March 28th, 1984 in Bogotá.


Stalin was born in 1899. He left this life in 1975.


Stalin Taborga is a sports team member for the Club Bolívar.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Stalin

Joseph Stalin was a General secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Chairman of the Council of Ministers, General secretaryof theCentral Committeeof theCommunist Party of the Soviet Union, and Chairmanof theCouncil of Ministers. Joseph was born on December 18th, 1878 in Gori, Georgia. He passed away on March 5th, 1953.


M. K. Stalin is a Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Minister for Municipal Administration, Rural Development, Mayor of Chennai, MinisterforMunicipalAdministrationandRural Development, and Mayor ofChennai. M. was born on March 1st, 1953 in Chennai.


Udhayanidhi was born Udhayanidhi Stalin on November 27th, 1977 in Chennai, India. Udhayanidhi is also known as Udhaya.


J. Stalin is a hip hop music, west coast hip hop, gangsta rap, and hyphy rapping and songwriter. He has had major accomplishments since 2002. J. was given the name Jovan Smith on January 25th, 1987.


Black Stalin is a calypso music musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1959. Black was given the name Leroy Calliste on September 24th, 1941 in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago.


Rezauddin Stalin is a poet and celebrity. Rezauddin was born on November 22nd, 1962 in Jessore District.


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Popularity of Stalin as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Stalin

  • How Popular is the name Stalin? Stalin is the 36,201st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Stalin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 103 babies born with the first name Stalin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Stalin 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 Stalin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Stalin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Stalin is Sunday, October 19th, 1930.
  • What year had the most people named Stalin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Stalin was in 1996 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Random Stalin Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Stalin is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Stalin: Your name in reverse order is Nilats. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Silnat. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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