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noun Tri"ton
A fabled sea demigod, the son of Neptune and Amphitrite, and the trumpeter of Neptune. He is represented by poets and painters as having the upper part of his body like that of a man, and the lower part like that of a fish. He often has a trumpet made of a shell.
  1. [Zoöl] Any one of many species of marine gastropods belonging to Triton and allied genera, having a stout spiral shell, often handsomely colored and ornamented with prominent varices. Some of the species are among the largest of all gastropods. Called also trumpet shell, and sea trumpet.
  2. [Zoöl] Any one of numerous species of aquatic salamanders. The common European species are Hemisalamandra cristata Molge palmata, and Molge alpestris, a red-bellied species common in Switzerland. The most common species of the United States is Diemyctylus viridescens. See Illust. under Salamander.

Etymology: L., fr. Gr. Tri`twn

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  1. Small usually bright-colored semiaquatic salamanders of North America and Europe and northern Asia
  2. Tropical marine gastropods having beautifully colored spiral shells
  3. The largest moon of Neptune
  4. (Greek mythology) a sea god; son of Poseidon

Ancient Greek τρίτος (trítos), third + -on, particle

  1. (physics) the atomic nucleus of a tritium atom, consisting of a proton and two neutrons

From Triton, who blows such a seashell like a trumpet.

  1. any of several marine gastropods of the family Ranellidae having a pointed spiral shell

    triton was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, French, and Romanian

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1990 10 0 10
    1991 15 0 15
    1992 7 0 7
    1993 6 0 6
    1994 8 0 8
    1995 7 0 7
    1996 8 0 8
    1997 11 0 11
    1998 12 0 12
    1999 15 0 15
    2000 20 0 20
    2001 21 0 21
    2002 23 0 23
    2003 27 0 27
    2004 31 0 31
    2005 37 0 37
    2006 38 0 38
    2007 57 0 57
    2008 51 0 51
    2009 67 0 67
    2010 60 0 60
    2011 68 0 68
    2012 63 0 63
    2013 77 0 77
    2014 88 0 88
    2015 89 0 89
    2016 84 0 84
    2017 82 0 82
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    • How Popular is the name Triton? Triton is the 10,050th most popular name of all time.
    • How many people with the first name Triton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,082 babies born with the first name Triton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Triton to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Triton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1990 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
    • What year had the most people named Triton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Triton was in 2015 with a total of 89 babies.
    • Random Triton Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Triton is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2014.
    • Weird things about the name Triton: Your name in reverse order is Notirt. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ttonri. How do you pronounce that?

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