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Origin and Meaning of Ten

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Ten
One more than nine; twice five.

Note: Ten is often used, indefinitely, for several many, and other like words.

Etymology: AS. tēn tién tȳn tēne; akin to OFries. tian, OS. tehan, D. tien, G. zehn, OHG. zehan, Icel. tīu, Sw. tio, Dan. ti, Goth. taíhun, Lith. deszimt, Russ. desiate, W. deg, Ir. & Gael. deich, L. decem, Gr. de`ka, Skr. daçan. √308. Cf. Dean Decade Decimal December Eighteen Eighty Teens Tithe

noun Ten
  1. The number greater by one than nine; the sum of five and five; ten units of objects."I will not destroy it for ten's sake." [Gen. xviii. 32.]
  2. A symbol representing ten units, as 10, x, or X.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. One of four playing cards in a deck with ten pips on the face
  2. The cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system
  3. Being one more than nine
  1. (Greek mythology) Tenes

Notable Persons Named Ten

Ten Walls is a musician. He was most prominent from 2009 to 2009. Ten was given the name Marijus Adomaitis on January 19th, 1983 in Vilnius.


Ten was born on October 14th, 1889 in Mount Vernon, Washington. He breathed his last breath on June 18th, 1964.


Ten Typ Mes is a hip hop music rapper, record producer, and rapping. He plays Keyboard instrument. Ten was given the name Piotr Szmidt on December 24th, 1982 in Warsaw. Ten is also known as Ten Typ Mes, Mes, DJ M-Easy, Szmidt, and Piotr.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ten

Denis was born on June 13th, 1993 in Almaty.


Shō Ten was a politician. Shō was born on September 2nd, 1864 in Shuri, Okinawa. They died on September 20th, 1920.


Pyotr Ten is a soccer player for the FC Tom Tomsk, PFC CSKA Moscow, FC Rotor Volgograd, and FC Anzhi Makhachkala. Pyotr was born on July 12th, 1992 in Moscow.


Jeremy was born on February 21st, 1989 in Burnaby.


Veronika Sramaty thumb|Veronika Sramaty making of The Top Ten is a in the field of painting. Veronika was given the name Veronika Šramatyová in 1977 in Zvolen. Veronika is also known as Šramatyová Veronika.


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Popularity of Ten as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ten U.S.
  White 23.23% 64.26%
  African American 1.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 44.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.99% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.42% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 24.12% 16.26%

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

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Fun Facts about the name Ten

  • How Popular is the name Ten? As a last name Ten was the 47,006th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Ten first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Ten is Tuesday, August 14th, 1883.
  • How unique is the name Ten? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Ten. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Ten: Your name in reverse order is Net. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nte. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ten? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 452 people with the last name Ten.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ten? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ten as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k 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).
  • 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).
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