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What does the name Universe mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Universe

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  • A submission from North Carolina, United States says the name Universe means "All of everything" and is of Hebrew origin.
  • According to a user from Australia, the name Universe is of Unknown origin and means "Creator".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun U"ni*verse
All created things viewed as constituting one system or whole; the whole body of things, or of phenomena; the to~ pa^n of the Greeks, the mundus of the Latins; the world; creation.

Etymology: L. universum, from universus universal; unus one + vertere versum, to turn, that is, turned into one, combined into one whole; cf. F. univers. See One, and Verse

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Everything stated or assumed in a given discussion
  2. (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn
  3. Everything that exists anywhere ("they study the evolution of the universe")

Borrowing from Old French univers, from Latin universum (“all things, as a whole, the universe”), neuter of universus (“all together, whole, entire, collective, general, literally turned or combined into one”), from uni-, combining form of unus (“one”) + versus (“turned”), perfect passive participle of verto (“I turn”).

  1. The sum of everything that exists in the cosmos, including time and space itself.
    I think that the was created by a life force rather than a deity.
  2. An entity similar to our universe; one component of a larger entity known as the multiverse.
  3. Everything under consideration.
    In all this of possibilities, there is only one feasible option.
  4. An imaginary collection of worlds.
    The in this comic book series is richly imagined.
  5. Intense form of world in the sense of perspective or social setting.
    That didn’t just rock my world, it rocked my .

universe was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons With the Last Name Universe

Captain Universe is a comics character.


Champion of the Universe is a comics character.



Fun Facts about the name Universe

  • When was the first name Universe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Universe is Sunday, February 3rd, 1918.
  • How unique is the name Universe? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Universe. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Universe: Your name in reverse order is Esrevinu. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Evienrsu. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Universe born Jul 13, 1999

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 USA North-East approximately on 1650. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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