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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Origin and Meaning of Diogenes

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  1. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Diogenes means "Born of Zeus/Born of God" and is of Greek origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Di*og"e*nes
A Greek Cynic philosopher (412?-323 B. C.) who lived much in Athens and was distinguished for contempt of the common aims and conditions of life, and for sharp, caustic sayings.
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  1. An ancient Greek philosopher and Cynic who rejected social conventions (circa 400-325 BC)

From Latin Diogenēs, from Ancient Greek Διογένης (Diogénēs).

  1. An Ancient Greek male given name from Ancient Greek, notably borne by Diogenes of Sinope, an Ancient Greek philosopher (c.412-c.323 BC), the most famous of Cynic philosophers.

Notable Persons Named Diogenes

Notable Persons Named Diogenes

Diogenes of Sinope

Diogenes of Sinope was a philosopher. Diogenes was born in -412 in Sinop, Turkey. They died in -323.

Diogenes James Angelakos

Diogenes was born in 1920. He died on June 7th, 1997.

Diogenes Small

Diogenes Small is a fictional character.

Diogenes Allen

Diogenes Allen was a scientist in the fields of philosophy and theology. Diogenes was born on October 17th, 1932. He breathed his last breath on January 13th, 2013.

Diógenes Rivas

Diógenes Rivas is a musician and composer. Diógenes was born on October 4th, 1942.

Diógenes Capemba

Diógenes Capemba is a soccer player for the Atlético Petróleos de Luanda and Angola national football team. Diógenes was born on January 1st, 1997 in Angola.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Diogenes

Notable Persons With the Last Name Diogenes

Romanos IV Diogenes

Romanos IV Diogenes is a monarch. He holds the title Emperor of the Byzantine Empire and Emperorof theByzantine Empire. His most notable accomplishments were from 1068 to 1071.

Constantine Diogenes

He died in 1032.

Nikephoros Diogenes

He holds the title Co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire and Co-emperorof theByzantine Empire. His most notable accomplishments were from 1070 to 1071. Nikephoros was born as the child of Romanos IV Diogenes in 1070.

Leo Diogenes

He holds the title Co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire and Co-emperorof theByzantine Empire. His most notable accomplishments were from 1069 to 1071. Leo was born as the child of Romanos IV Diogenes in 1069. He left this life in 1087.


Fun Facts about the name Diogenes

  • How Popular is the name Diogenes? Diogenes is the 31,465th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Diogenes have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 153 babies born with the first name Diogenes in the United States. That's more than enough people named Diogenes to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Diogenes? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Diogenes first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Diogenes is Thursday, November 27th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Diogenes born? The highest recorded use of the first name Diogenes was in 1991 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Random Diogenes Factoid: According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Diogenes is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name in 1975.
  • Weird things about the name Diogenes: The name spelled backwards is Senegoid. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Sideeogn. How do you pronounce that?
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