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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010


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Fun Facts about the name Start

  • When was the first name Start first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Start is Tuesday, March 13th, 1877.
  • How unique is the name Start? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Start. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Start: Your name in reverse order is Trats. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ttars. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Start? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 629 people with the last name Start.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Start? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Start as their last name since less than 1 person in 476k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Start U.S.
  White 94.59% 64.26%
  African American 0.79% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.91% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.91% 16.26%

Of Last Name Start

People with the last name Start are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb start
  1. To leap; to jump.(Obs)
  2. To move suddenly, as with a spring or leap, from surprise, pain, or other sudden feeling or emotion, or by a voluntary act."And maketh him out of his sleep to start." [Chaucer.]"I start as from some dreadful dream." [Dryden.]"Keep your soul to the work when ready to start aside." [I. Watts.]"But if he start, It is the flesh of a corrupted heart." [Shak.]
  3. To set out; to commence a course, as a race or journey; to begin; as, to start in business."At once they start, advancing in a line." [Dryden.]"At intervals some bird from out the brakes Starts into voice a moment, then is still." [Byron.]
  4. To become somewhat displaced or loosened; as, a rivet or a seam may start under strain or pressure.

Etymology: OE. sterten; akin to D. storten to hurl, rush, fall, G. stürzen, OHG. sturzen to turn over, to fall, Sw. störta to cast down, to fall, Dan. styrte, and probably also to E. start a tail; the original sense being, perhaps, to show the tail, to tumble over suddenly. √166. Cf. Start a tail

verb Start
  1. To cause to move suddenly; to disturb suddenly; to startle; to alarm; to rouse; to cause to flee or fly; as, the hounds started a fox."Upon malicious bravery dost thou come To start my quiet?" [Shak.]"Brutus will start a spirit as soon as Cæsar." [Shak.]
  2. To bring into being or into view; to originate; to invent."Sensual men agree in the pursuit of every pleasure they can start." [Sir W. Temple.]
  3. To cause to move or act; to set going, running, or flowing; as, to start a railway train; to start a mill; to start a stream of water; to start a rumor; to start a business."I was engaged in conversation upon a subject which the people love to start in discourse." [Addison.]
  4. To move suddenly from its place or position; to displace or loosen; to dislocate; as, to start a bone; the storm started the bolts in the vessel."One, by a fall in wrestling, started the end of the clavicle from the sternum." [Wiseman.]
  5. Etymology: Perh. from D. storten, which has this meaning also

    [Naut] To pour out; to empty; to tap and begin drawing from; as, to start a water cask.
noun Start
  1. The act of starting; a sudden spring, leap, or motion, caused by surprise, fear, pain, or the like; any sudden motion, or beginning of motion."The fright awakened Arcite with a start." [Dryden.]
  2. A convulsive motion, twitch, or spasm; a spasmodic effort."For she did speak in starts distractedly." [Shak.]"Nature does nothing by starts and leaps, or in a hurry." [L'Estrange.]
  3. A sudden, unexpected movement; a sudden and capricious impulse; a sally; as, starts of fancy."To check the starts and sallies of the soul." [Addison.]
  4. The beginning, as of a journey or a course of action; first motion from a place; act of setting out; the outset; -- opposed to finish."The start of first performance is all." [Bacon.]"I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips, Straining upon the start." [Shak.]" At a start he was betwixt them two." [Chaucer.]
noun Start
  1. A tail, or anything projecting like a tail.
  2. The handle, or tail, of a plow; also, any long handle.(Prov. Eng)
  3. The curved or inclined front and bottom of a water-wheel bucket.
  4. [Mining] The arm, or lever, of a gin, drawn around by a horse.

Etymology: OE. stert a tail, AS. steort; akin to LG. stert steert, D. staart, G. sterz, Icel. stertr, Dan. stiert, Sw. stjert. √166. Cf. Stark naked, under Stark Start (v. i.)

noun START
A Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union which provided for stepwise reductions in the number of nuclear weapons possessed by each country.

Etymology: From Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The act of starting something
  2. A turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning) ("he got his start because one of the regular pitchers was in the hospital" and "his starting meant that the coach thought he was one of their best linemen")
  3. A sudden involuntary movement ("he awoke with a start")
  4. The advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race) ("with an hour's start he will be hard to catch")
  5. A signal to begin (as in a race) ("the starting signal was a green light" and "the runners awaited the start")
  6. The beginning of anything ("it was off to a good start")
  7. A line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
  8. The time at which something is supposed to begin ("they got an early start")
  9. Take the first step or steps in carrying out an action ("Who will start?")
  10. Set in motion, cause to start ("The U.S. started a war in the Middle East")
  11. Play in the starting lineup
  12. Bring into being ("Start a foundation")
  13. Get off the ground ("Who started this company?", "I start my day with a good breakfast", and "The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack")
  14. Get going or set in motion ("We simply could not start the engine" and "start up the computer")
  15. Begin or set in motion ("I start at eight in the morning")
  16. Move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm ("She startled when I walked into the room")
  17. Leave
  18. Bulge outward
  19. Begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job ("start a new job")
  20. Begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object ("She started the soup while it was still hot" and "We started physics in 10th grade")
  21. Have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense ("Prices for these homes start at $250,000")
  22. Have a beginning characterized in some specified way

What does the name Start mean?

Sis for select, as few are chosen.

Tis for treasure, that of your friendship.

Ais for accountable, someone to be counted on

Ris for rewards, from your hard work

Tis for touching, the way you show you are.

Past life for Start born Nov 25, 1959

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You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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