Sovereign name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sovereign

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  1. According to a user from Pennsylvania, U.S., the name Sovereign means "God or thanos".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Sov"er*eign
  1. Supreme or highest in power; superior to all others; chief; as, our sovereign prince.
  2. Independent of, and unlimited by, any other; possessing, or entitled to, original authority or jurisdiction; as, a sovereign state; a sovereign discretion.
  3. Princely; royal."Most sovereignname." [Shak.]"At Babylon was his sovereign see." [Chaucer.]
  4. Predominant; greatest; utmost; paramount."We acknowledge him [God] our sovereign good." [Hooker.]
  5. Efficacious in the highest degree; effectual; controlling; as, a sovereign remedy."Such a sovereign influence has this passion upon the regulation of the lives and actions of men." [South.]

Etymology: OE. soverain sovereyn, OF. soverain suvrain, F. souverain, LL. superanus, fr. L. superus that is above, upper, higher, fr. super above. See Over Super, and cf. Soprano. The modern spelling is due to a supposed connection with reign

noun Sov"er*eign
  1. The person, body, or state in which independent and supreme authority is vested; especially, in a monarchy, a king, queen, or emperor."No question is to be made but that the bed of the Mississippi belongs to the sovereign, that is, to the nation." [Jefferson.]
  2. A gold coin of Great Britain, on which an effigy of the head of the reigning king or queen is stamped, valued at one pound sterling, or about $4.86.
  3. [Zoöl] Any butterfly of the tribe Nymphalidi, or genus Basilarchia, as the ursula and the viceroy.
    synonyms: King; prince; monarch; potentate; emperor.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
  2. Greatest in status or authority or power
  3. (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces ("a sovereign state")

From Middle English sovereyn, from Old French soverain (whence also modern French souverain), from Vulgar Latin *superānus (compare Italian sovrano, Spanish soberano) from Latin super (“above”). Spelling influenced by folk-etymology association with reign. Doublet of soprano, from the same Latin root via Italian. See also suzerain, foreign.

  1. A monarch; the ruler of a country.
  2. One who is not a subject to a ruler or nation.
  3. A gold coin of the United Kingdom, with a nominal value of one pound sterling but in practice used as a bullion coin.
  4. A very large champagne bottle with the capacity of about 25 liters, equivalent to 33⅓ standard bottles.
  5. Any butterfly of the tribe Nymphalini, or genus Basilarchia, as the ursula and the viceroy.
  6. (Britain, slang) A large, garish ring; a sovereign ring.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sovereign

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sovereign

Lady Sovereign

Lady Sovereign is a musician. She plays Vocals. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to 2009. Lady was given the name Louise Amanda Harman on December 19th, 1985. Lady is also known as Lady Sovereign, SOV, and Big Midget.

Arthur Henry Sovereign

Arthur was born in 1881. He breathed his last breath in 1966.

Philip Sovereign

Philip was born in 1778. He left this life on July 2nd, 1833.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sovereign U.S.
  White 95.05% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.95% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.14% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sovereign

People with the last name Sovereign are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Sovereign

  • How Popular is the name Sovereign? Sovereign is the 34,693rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Sovereign was the 41,426th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sovereign have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 123 babies born with the first name Sovereign in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sovereign 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 Sovereign? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2005 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sovereign first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sovereign is Thursday, July 11th, 1895.
  • What year had the most people named Sovereign born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sovereign was in 2017 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Sovereign: The name spelled backwards is Ngierevos. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Gnoievsre. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sovereign? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 525 people with the last name Sovereign.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sovereign? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sovereign as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Sovereign name meaning

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