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First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Toast

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Toast
  1. To dry and brown by the heat of a fire; as, to toast bread.
  2. To warm thoroughly; as, to toast the feet.
  3. To name when a health is proposed to be drunk; to drink to the health, or in honor, of; as, to toast a lady.

Etymology: OF. toster to roast, toast, fr. L. torrere tostum, to parch, roast. See Torrid

noun Toast
  1. Bread dried and browned before a fire, usually in slices; also, a kind of food prepared by putting slices of toasted bread into milk, gravy, etc."My sober evening let the tankard bless, With toast embrowned, and fragrant nutmeg fraught." [T. Warton.]
  2. A lady in honor of whom persons or a company are invited to drink; -- so called because toasts were formerly put into the liquor, as a great delicacy."It now came to the time of Mr. Jones to give a toast . . . who could not refrain from mentioning his dear Sophia." [Fielding.]
  3. Hence, any person, especially a person of distinction, in honor of whom a health is drunk; hence, also, anything so commemorated; a sentiment, as “The land we live in,” “The day we celebrate,” etc.

Etymology: OF. toste, or tostée, toasted bread. See Toast (v.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Slices of bread that have been toasted
  2. A drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event
  3. A person in desperate straits; someone doomed ("one mistake and you're toast")
  4. A celebrity who receives much acclaim and attention ("he was the toast of the town")
  5. Make brown and crisp by heating ("toast bread")
  6. Propose a toast to ("Let us toast the birthday girl!")

From Old French toster (to roast, to grill), from Latin tostus (grilled, burnt, from verb torrere (to burn, to grill)).

  1. (uncountable) Toasted bread.
    I ate a piece of for breakfast.
    All toasters toast .
  2. (countable) A proposed salutation (e.g. to say "cheers") while drinking alcohol.
    At the reception, there were many from the well-wishers.
  3. (countable) A person, group, or notable object to which a salutation with alcohol is made; a person or group held in similar esteem.
    He was the of high society.
  4. (slang, chiefly US, uncountable) Something that will be no more; something subject to impending destruction, harm or injury.
    If I ever get my hands on the guy that stole my wallet, he’s !
  5. (slang, Jamaica) Extemporaneous narrative poem or rap.
  6. (computing) A transient, pop-up informational window

toast was also found in the following language(s): French, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, and Polish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Toast

Beans On Toast is a folk music, alternative rock, and anti-folk singer-songwriter. He plays Guitar and Vocals. Beans was born on December 1st, 1980 in Essex. Beans is also known as Beans on Toast.


Fun Facts about the name Toast

  • When was the first name Toast first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Toast is Thursday, March 31st, 1898.
  • How unique is the name Toast? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Toast. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Toast: Your name in reverse order is Tsaot. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ottsa. How do you pronounce that?

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What does the name Toast mean?

Tis for tough, for you are not easily broken

Ois for organized, you always know where things are

Ais for adorable, how precious

Sis for serene, your calm time.

Tis for treat, that you always are.

Past life for Toast born Jan 18, 1965

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Australia approximately on 1725. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.