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Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Zeus
The chief deity of the Greeks, and ruler of the upper world (cf. Hades). He was identified with Jupiter.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Type genus of the family Zeidae
  2. (Greek mythology) the supreme god of ancient Greek mythology; son of Rhea and Cronus whom he dethroned; husband and brother of Hera; brother of Poseidon and Hades; father of many gods; counterpart of Roman Jupiter
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From Ancient Greek Ζεύς (Zeús).

  1. (Greek mythology) Supreme ruler of all Greek gods, husband to Hera.

Zeus was also found in the following language(s): Translingual, Catalan, Danish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish, and Swedish

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Zeus Arjona is a music of the philippines, pop music, and soft rock singing, songwriter, and actor. He was most prominent from 1982 to present. Zeus was given the name Martin Ramon Razon Nievera on February 5th, 1962.

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Zeus B. Held is a musician and record producer. Zeus was given the name Bernd Held on August 24th, 1950 in Germany.

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Zeus de la Paz is a soccer player for the Nuneaton Town F.C., PSV Eindhoven, Jong PSV, Curaçao national under-20 football team, and Curaçao national football team. Zeus was born on March 11th, 1995 in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

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Zeus was born on June 26th, 1981.

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Zeus Mendoza is a politician. Zeus was born on October 23rd, 1982 in Morelos.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Zeus

Dr. Zeus is a bhangra (music) musician. He was most active from 1992 to present. Dr. was given the name Baljeet Singh Padam on March 20th, 1976. Dr. is also known as Baljit Singh Padam.

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Maxie Zeus is a comics character.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1973 5 0 5
1977 5 0 5
1979 7 0 7
1982 7 0 7
1984 7 0 7
1985 5 0 5
1986 5 0 5
1987 5 0 5
1988 6 0 6
1989 8 0 8
1990 5 0 5
1992 12 0 12
1993 7 0 7
1994 8 0 8
1995 6 0 6
1996 9 0 9
1997 13 0 13
1998 18 0 18
1999 24 0 24
2000 31 0 31
2001 32 0 32
2002 30 0 30
2003 28 0 28
2004 23 0 23
2005 43 0 43
2006 36 0 36
2007 39 0 39
2008 48 0 48
2009 53 0 53
2010 68 0 68
2011 76 0 76
2012 81 0 81
2013 85 0 85
2014 99 0 99
2015 116 0 116
2016 127 0 127
2017 150 0 150

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Fun Facts about the name Zeus

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  • How Popular is the name Zeus? Zeus is the 8,827th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Zeus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,327 babies born with the first name Zeus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zeus 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 Zeus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1973 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Zeus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zeus is Monday, October 7th, 1895.
  • What year had the most people named Zeus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zeus was in 2017 with a total of 150 babies.
  • Random Zeus Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zeus is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Zeus: Your name in reverse order is Suez. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Zsue. How do you pronounce that?

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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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