Trinity

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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Trinity

"Trinity" is a name of English origin, and it means "Pertaining to the Holy Trinity". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Trin"i*ty
Senses
  1. [Christian Theol] The union of three persons (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost) in one Godhead, so that all the three are one God as to substance, but three persons as to individuality.
  2. Any union of three in one; three units treated as one; a triad, as the Hindu trinity, or Trimurti.
  3. Any symbol of the Trinity employed in Christian art, especially the triangle.

Etymology: OE. trinitee, F. trinité, L. trinitas, fr. trini three each. See Trinal

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Three people considered as a unit
  2. The union of the Father and Son and Holy Ghost in one Godhead
  3. The cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
Wiktionary

From Old French trinite (or ternite, trenite, trinetei, trinitiet, trinitet), from Latin trīnitātem, accusative singular of trīnitās (“the number three; a triad; the Trinity”), from trīni (from trīnus (“triple”), from trēs, from Proto-Italic *trēs, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes (“three”)) + -itās (from Proto-Italic *-itāts and *-otāts, from Proto-Indo-European *-teh₂ts (“suffix forming nouns indicating a state of being”)).

  1. (Christianity) In Christian belief, the three persons (personae) of the Godhead: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  2. A female given name used since the 1970s, from the religious term trinity, or translated from its long-established Spanish equivalent.
  3. A male given name
  4. A small coastal town in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
  5. A town in Alabama State.
  6. A city in North Carolina State.
  7. A city/town in Texas State.

Notable Persons Named Trinity

Trinity is a hacker and hacker (computer security).

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Tink is a musician. Her ongoing career started in 2011. Tink was given the name Trinity Home on March 15th, 1995 in , Illinois, US. Tink is also known as Tink.

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Trinity was born on October 2nd, 1994.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Trinity

Trinity is a hacker and hacker (computer security).

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She holds the title Religious. Elizabeth was born on July 18th, 1880 in Avord, Farges-en-Septaine, , French Third Republic. Elizabeth is also known as Catez and Elisabeth. She left this life on November 9th, 1906.

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O.C.D. Louis of the Trinity is a christian bishop.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1921 6 6 0
1959 6 6 0
1964 14 14 0
1965 6 6 0
1966 9 9 0
1967 9 9 0
1968 12 12 0
1969 9 9 0
1970 21 21 0
1971 36 29 7
1972 89 60 29
1973 154 98 56
1974 208 125 83
1975 277 164 113
1976 241 131 110
1977 272 157 115
1978 246 145 101
1979 236 145 91
1980 205 121 84
1981 204 130 74
1982 187 123 64
1983 176 110 66
1984 125 90 35
1985 167 105 62
1986 148 98 50
1987 151 104 47
1988 139 91 48
1989 178 128 50
1990 174 133 41
1991 185 146 39
1992 223 185 38
1993 272 215 57
1994 288 260 28
1995 365 322 43
1996 375 331 44
1997 496 436 60
1998 557 481 76
1999 1,570 1,480 90
2000 4,386 4,284 102 #74 girl name
2001 4,585 4,479 106 #67 girl name
2002 4,451 4,384 67 #70 girl name
2003 5,196 5,124 72 #56 girl name
2004 5,723 5,632 91 #48 girl name
2005 5,516 5,448 68 #48 girl name
2006 4,906 4,834 72 #64 girl name
2007 4,418 4,371 47 #72 girl name
2008 4,333 4,271 62 #70 girl name
2009 4,061 4,018 43 #74 girl name
2010 3,736 3,698 38 #73 girl name
2011 3,651 3,618 33 #77 girl name
2012 3,266 3,233 33 #91 girl name
2013 2,939 2,912 27
2014 2,814 2,797 17
2015 2,524 2,503 21
2016 2,233 2,215 18

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Popularity of Trinity as a first name

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Popularity of Trinity as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Trinity U.S.
  White 57.56% 64.26%
  African American 30.25% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.62% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.14% 16.26%

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Fun Facts about the name Trinity

  • How Popular is the name Trinity? Trinity is the 765th most popular name of all time. As a last name Trinity was the 79,846th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Trinity have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 76,774 babies born with the first name Trinity in the United States. That's more than enough people named Trinity to occupy the country of Dominica with an estimated population of 71,293 (as of May 14, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Trinity? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1921 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Trinity first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Trinity is Sunday, January 24th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Trinity born? The highest recorded use of the first name Trinity was in 2004 with a total of 5,632 babies. That's a lot of babies named Trinity!
  • Random Trinity Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Trinity ranks 74th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, 62 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Trinity: Your name in reverse order is Ytinirt. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Triinyt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Trinity? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 238 people with the last name Trinity.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Trinity? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Trinity as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m 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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