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Origin and Meaning of Trump

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  • A user from Utah, United States says the name Trump is of Spanish origin and means "To beat or conquer".
  • A user from Tennessee, United States says the name Trump is of Unknown origin and means "World conqueror; leader".
  • A submission from California, United States says the name Trump means ""One True God"" and is of American origin.
  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Trump is of Unknown origin and means "Trumpet".
  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Trump is of Unknown origin and means "The chosen one".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Trump
A wind instrument of music; a trumpet, or sound of a trumpet; -- used chiefly in Scripture and poetry.

Etymology: OE. trumpe trompe, F. trompe; probably fr. L. triumphare to triumph, to exult, hence, probably, to make a joyous sound or noise. See Triumph (v. i.) & (n.), and cf. Trombone Tromp Trump at cards, Trumpery Trumpet Trunk a proboscis

verb Trump
To blow a trumpet.

Etymology: Cf. OF. tromper. See Trump a trumpet

noun Trump
  1. A winning card; one of a particular suit (usually determined by chance for each deal) any card of which takes any card of the other suits.
  2. An old game with cards, nearly the same as whist; -- called also ruff.
  3. A good fellow; an excellent person.(Slang)"Alfred is a trump, I think you say." [Thackeray.]"But when kings come so low as to fawn upon philosophy, which before they neither valued nor understood, it is a sign that fails not, they are then put to their last trump." [Milton.]" Put the housekeeper to her trumps to accommodate them." [W. Irving.]

Etymology: A corruption of triumph, F. triomphe. See Triumph, and cf. Trump a trumpet

verb Trump
To play a trump card when one of another suit has been led.
verb Trump
To play a trump card upon; to take with a trump card; as, she trumped the first trick.
verb Trump
  1. To trick, or impose on; to deceive.(Obs)"To trick or trumpmankind." [B. Jonson.]
  2. To impose unfairly; to palm off."Authors have been trumped upon us." [C. Leslie.]

Etymology: F. tromper to deceive, in OF., to blow a trumpet, se tromper de to mock. See Trump a trumpet

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves
  2. (card games) the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand ("clubs were declared trumps" and "a trump can take a trick even when a card of a different suit is led")
  3. A playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps ("the ace of trumps is a sure winner")
  4. Proclaim or announce with or as if with a fanfare
  5. Play a trump
  6. Get the better of
  7. Produce a sound as if from a trumpet

The surname has two sources.

  • English (Devon): an occupational name for a trumpeter, from Middle English trumpe (“trumpet”).
  • German (Bavaria): from German Trump, possibly an occupational name for a drummer, from Middle High German trumbe (“drum”), although the alternative forms Trumpf, Drumpf cannot be derived from this (except by postulating them to be hypercorrections)
  1. A surname of English origin.
  2. A surname of German origin.

Trump was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Trump


Trump Davidson was a jazz musician. He plays Cornet. He was most prominent from 1926 to 1978. Trump was given the name James Douglas Davidson on November 26th, 1908 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He left this life on May 2nd, 1978.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Trump

He was most prominent from 1968 to present. Donald was given the name Donald John Trump by his parent Fred Trump on June 14th, 1946 in Queens.


Melania Trump is a model (people), fashion design, model, and fashion designer. She has had major accomplishments since 1986. Melania was given the name Melanija Knavs on April 26th, 1970 in near Sevnica, Yugoslavia.


Ivanka Trump is a businesswoman, author, model, and model (people). She holds the title Executive Vice-President and The Trump Organization. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to present. Ivanka was given the name Ivanka Marie Trump by her parents Donald Trump and Ivana Trump on October 30th, 1981 in Manhattan, New York, New York, U.S.


Ivana Trump is a model and socialite. She has had major accomplishments since 1970. Ivana was given the name Ivana Marie Zelníčková on February 20th, 1949 in Zlín.


Fred Trump was a founder of elizabeth trump & son co., the trump organization, and founder ofelizabeth trump & son co. Fred was given the name Frederick Christ Trump by his parent Frederick Trump on October 11th, 1905 in Woodhaven, New York, U.S. He passed away on June 25th, 1999.


Eric Trump is an executive vice president of the trump organization, owner of trump winery, founder of the eric trump foundation, vice president, trump winery, executive vice presidentofthe trump organization, and owner oftrump winery. He has had major accomplishments since 2006. Eric was given the name Eric Frederic Trump by his parents Donald Trump and Ivana Trump on January 6th, 1984 in Manhattan.


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Popularity of Trump as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Trump U.S.
  White 95.60% 64.26%
  African American 0.82% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.23% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.31% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.34% 16.26%

Of Last Name Trump

People with the last name Trump are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Trump

  • How Popular is the name Trump? As a last name Trump was the 8,484th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Trump first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Trump is Tuesday, October 26th, 1880.
  • How unique is the name Trump? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Trump. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Trump: Your name in reverse order is Pmurt. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Trmup. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Trump? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,886 people with the last name Trump.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Trump? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Trump as their last name.

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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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