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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Teufel

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From Old High German tiufal, ultimately from Latin diabolus, from Ancient Greek διάβολος (diábolos). Cognate to Pennsylvania German Deiwel, Dutch duivel, Old Saxon diubol (German Low German Düwel, Dîwel), English devil.

  1. (without plural) the Devil, Satan
  2. a devil, satan, i.e. a creature of hell, a demon, a fallen angel etc.
  3. a devil, satan, i.e. an evil person

Notable Persons With the Last Name Teufel

Tim Teufel is a baseball player for the New York Mets. Tim was born on July 7th, 1958 in Greenwich, Connecticut.


Fitz was born on June 17th, 1943. He breathed his last breath on July 6th, 2010.


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Popularity of Teufel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Teufel U.S.
  White 96.12% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.88% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.50% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.38% 16.26%

Of Last Name Teufel

People with the last name Teufel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Teufel

  • How Popular is the name Teufel? As a last name Teufel was the 29,550th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Teufel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Teufel is Thursday, April 21st, 1910.
  • How unique is the name Teufel? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Teufel. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Teufel: Your name in reverse order is Lefuet. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Fuelte. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Teufel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 798 people with the last name Teufel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Teufel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Teufel as their last name since less than 1 person in 370k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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