Talon

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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Talon

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tal"on
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  1. The claw of a predaceous bird or animal, especially the claw of a bird of prey.
  2. [Zoöl] One of certain small prominences on the hind part of the face of an elephant's tooth.
  3. [Arch] A kind of molding, concave at the bottom and convex at the top; -- usually called an ogee.
  4. The shoulder of the bolt of a lock on which the key acts to shoot the bolt.

Note: ☞ When the concave part is at the top, it is called an inverted talon.

Etymology: F., heel, spur, LL. talo, fr. L. talus the ankle, heel

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  1. A sharp hooked claw especially on a bird of prey
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From Old French talon (“heel, spur”).

  1. A sharp, hooked claw of a bird of prey or other predatory animal.
  2. (zoology) One of certain small prominences on the hind part of the face of an elephant's tooth.
  3. (architecture) A kind of moulding, concave at the bottom and convex at the top; an ogee. (When the concave part is at the top, it is called an inverted talon.)
  4. The shoulder of the bolt of a lock on which the key acts to shoot the bolt.
  5. In the card game bezique, the remaining stock of undealt cards.

talon was also found in the following language(s): Dupaninan Agta, Finnish, French, Norman, Old French, Polish, and Welsh

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Talon

Jean Talon was an intendant of new france. His most notable accomplishments were from 5 to 5. Jean was born on January 8th, 1626 in Châlons-en-Champagne. Jean is also known as Count d'Orsainville. He breathed his last breath on November 23rd, 1694.

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Omer was born in 1510. He died in 1562.

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Skyla Talon is a hard rock, glam metal, dubstep, and electronic dance music musician.

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How popular is the baby name Talon in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1975 6 0 6
1976 5 0 5
1977 6 0 6
1978 8 0 8
1979 9 0 9
1980 10 0 10
1981 5 0 5
1982 33 0 33
1983 57 0 57
1984 55 0 55
1985 82 6 76
1986 80 8 72
1987 74 0 74
1988 60 5 55
1989 72 0 72
1990 135 11 124
1991 132 8 124
1992 164 7 157
1993 168 18 150
1994 164 12 152
1995 185 14 171
1996 238 19 219
1997 252 23 229
1998 257 20 237
1999 277 27 250
2000 273 22 251
2001 312 20 292
2002 318 23 295
2003 254 10 244
2004 253 15 238
2005 375 20 355
2006 677 18 659
2007 649 9 640
2008 608 15 593
2009 649 13 636
2010 574 5 569
2011 515 16 499
2012 535 24 511
2013 559 10 549
2014 511 17 494
2015 449 11 438
2016 415 10 405
2017 326 16 310

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Talon U.S.
  White 55.56% 64.26%
  African American 7.16% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 21.98% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.63% 16.26%

Of Last Name Talon

People with the last name Talon are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Talon

  • How Popular is the name Talon? Talon is the 2,379th most popular name of all time. As a last name Talon was the 51,396th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Talon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,786 babies born with the first name Talon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Talon to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Talon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Talon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Talon is Tuesday, October 7th, 1958.
  • What year had the most people named Talon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Talon was in 2006 with a total of 659 babies.
  • Random Talon Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Talon ranks 112th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 7 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Talon: Your name in reverse order is Nolat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lnaot. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Talon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 405 people with the last name Talon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Talon? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Talon as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
  • 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.
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