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Origin and Meaning of Eureka

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  1. A submission from Tennessee, U.S. says the name Eureka means "I have found it".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
The exclamation attributed to Archimedes, who is said to have cried out “ Eureka! eureka!” (I have found it! I have found it!), upon suddenly discovering a method of finding out how much the gold of King Hiero's crown had been alloyed. Hence, an expression of triumph concerning a discovery.

Etymology: Gr. � I have found, perfect indicative of � to find

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A town in northwest California on an arm of the Pacific Ocean
  2. An alloy of copper and nickel with high electrical resistance and a low temperature coefficient; used as resistance wire

From Ancient Greek εὕρηκα (heúrēka, “I have found”), perfect active indicative first singular of εὑρίσκω (heurískō, “to find”).

  1. Synonym of constantan (“copper-nickel alloy”)

eureka was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, Italian, and Spanish

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Fun Facts about the name Eureka

  • How Popular is the name Eureka? Eureka is the 12,077th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Eureka have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 847 babies born with the first name Eureka in the United States. That's more than enough people named Eureka to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Eureka? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Eureka first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Eureka is Tuesday, May 16th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Eureka born? The highest recorded use of the first name Eureka was in 1974 with a total of 43 babies.
  • Random Eureka Factoid: According to the 1969 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Eureka is not a popular baby girl's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Louisiana have the same name in 1969.
  • Weird things about the name Eureka: The name spelled backwards is Akerue. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Reeauk. How do you pronounce that?
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