Satin name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Satin

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  1. A user from Texas, U.S. says the name Satin is of African origin and means "Gift of god".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sat"in
A silk cloth, of a thick, close texture, and overshot woof, which has a glossy surface.

Etymology: F. satincf. Pg. setim), fr. It. setino, from seta silk, L. saeta seta, a thick, stiff hair, a bristle; or possibly ultimately of Chinese origin; cf. Chin. sz-tün sz-twan. Cf. Sateen

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  1. A smooth fabric of silk or rayon; has a glossy face and a dull back

From French satin, from Italian setino, probably via unattested Late Latin sētīnus (“silken [cloth]”), from Latin sētā. Very frequently folk-etymologized to derive from Arabic زيتون (“Zayton; olive”), a calque of Quanzhou's former Chinese nickname 刺桐城 (“Tung Tree City”), after the trees which had been extensively planted there in the 10th century by Liu Congxiao, but the derivation is unsupported.

  1. A cloth woven from silk, nylon or polyester with a glossy surface and a dull back. (The same weaving technique applied to cotton produces cloth termed sateen).

satin was also found in the following language(s): Italian and Latin

Notable Persons With the Last Name Satin

Notable Persons With the Last Name Satin

Mark Satin

Mark Satin is a political theorist, author, and newsletter publisher. His most notable accomplishments were from 1967 to present. Mark was given the name Mark Ivor Satin on November 16th, 1946.

Josh Satin

Josh Satin is a baseball player. Josh was born on December 23rd, 1984 in Hidden Hills, California.

Dennis Satin

Dennis was born on February 18th, 1968.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Satin U.S.
  White 86.73% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 6.80% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.38% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.08% 16.26%

Of Last Name Satin

People with the last name Satin are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Satin

  • How Popular is the name Satin? Satin is the 19,963rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Satin was the 67,126th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Satin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 373 babies born with the first name Satin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Satin 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 Satin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Satin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Satin is Tuesday, May 1st, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Satin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Satin was in 1986 with a total of 26 babies.
  • Random Satin Factoid: According to the 1986 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Satin is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name in 1986.
  • Weird things about the name Satin: The name spelled backwards is Nitas. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Sntai. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Satin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 294 people with the last name Satin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Satin? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Satin as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Satin name meaning

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