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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sum"mit
  1. The top; the highest point."Fixed on the summit of the highest mount." [Shak.]
  2. The highest degree; the utmost elevation; the acme; as, the summit of human fame.
  3. [Zoöl] The most elevated part of a bivalve shell, or the part in which the hinge is situated.

Etymology: F. sommet, dim. of OF. som sum, top, from L. summum, from summus highest. See Sum (n.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A meeting of heads of governments
  2. The top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill) ("the region is a few molecules wide at the summit")
  3. The highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development ("the summit of his ambition")
  4. Reach the summit (of a mountain) ("Many mountaineers go up Mt. Everest but not all summit")

From Late Middle English somete, from early Middle French somete, from Old French sommette, somet (compare modern French sommet), a diminutive of som (“highest part, top of a hill”), from Latin summum.

  1. (countable) A peak; the top of a mountain.
    In summer, it is possible to hike to the of Mt. Shasta.
  2. (countable) A gathering or assembly of leaders.
    They met for an international on environmental issues.

summit was also found in the following language(s): Italian, Swedish, and Tatar

Notable Persons With the Last Name Summit


Roger was born in 1930 in Detroit.


Stuart was born on April 18th, 1936.


Jennifer was born in 1965.


Boyden Carpenter was a bluegrass music, gospel music, and old-time music bluegrass music and artist. He plays Guitar. He was most prominent from 1930 to 1930. Boyden was given the name Hildred Boyden Summit on February 26th, 1909. Boyden is also known as The Original Hill Billy Kid", Summitt, and Hildred Boyden. He left this life on May 25th, 1995.


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Popularity of Summit as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Summit U.S.
  White 88.94% 64.26%
  African American 5.61% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.99% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.49% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Summit

People with the last name Summit are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Summit

  • How Popular is the name Summit? Summit is the 18,160th most popular name of all time. As a last name Summit was the 36,838th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Summit have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 416 babies born with the first name Summit in the United States. That's more than enough people named Summit 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 Summit? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1999 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Summit first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Summit is Tuesday, August 23rd, 1898.
  • What year had the most people named Summit born? The highest recorded use of the first name Summit was in 2017 with a total of 56 babies.
  • Random Summit Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Summit is not a popular baby boy's name in Colorado. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Summit: Your name in reverse order is Timmus. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Imtsmu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Summit? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 606 people with the last name Summit.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Summit? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Summit 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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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.