Teal name meaning

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in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Teal

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Teal
Any one of several species of small fresh-water ducks of the genus Anas and the subgenera Querquedula and Nettion. The male is handsomely colored, and has a bright green or blue speculum on the wings.

Note: ☞ The common European teal (Anas crecca) and the European blue-winged teal, or garganey (Anas querquedula or Anas circia), are well-known species. In America the blue-winged teal (Anas discors), the green-winged teal (Anas Carolinensis), and the cinnamon teal (Anas cyanoptera) are common species, valued as game birds. See Garganey.

Etymology: OE. tele; akin to D. teling a generation, production, teal, telen to breed, produce, and E. till to cultivate. The English word probably once meant, a brood or flock. See Till to cultivate

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Any of various small short-necked dabbling river ducks of Europe and America
  2. A blue-green color or pigment
  3. Of a bluish shade of green

From Middle English tele, probably from an unrecorded Old English word *tǣle, cognate with West Frisian tjilling (“teal”), Middle Dutch teling ("teal"; Modern Dutch taling), Middle Low German telink, from Proto-Germanic *tailijaz. As the name of a shade of dark greenish-blue like the color patterns on the fowl's head and wings, it is attested from 1923.

  1. (countable) Any of various small freshwater ducks of the genus Anas that are brightly coloured and have short necks.
  2. (countable and uncountable) A dark, somewhat bluish-green colour; a dark cyan.
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Notable Persons Named Teal

Notable Persons Named Teal

Teal Redmann

Teal Redmann is an actress and actor. Teal was given the name Teal B. Redmann on September 30th, 1982 in Minnesota.

Teal Bunbury

Teal Bunbury is a soccer player for the New England Revolution, Akron Zips men's soccer, Rochester Thunder, Sporting Kansas City, Canada men's national under–17 soccer team, Canada men's national under-20 soccer team, and United States men's national under-23 soccer team. Teal was born on February 27th, 1990 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Teal Marchande

Teal Marchande is an actress. She was most active from 1994 to 2000. Teal was given the name Belinda Teal Marchande on January 11th, 1963 in Lansing, Michigan, U.S.

Teal Wicks

Teal Wicks is a musician. Teal was born on September 8th, 1982 in Sacramento, California, U.S.

Teal Sherer

Teal Sherer is an actor, producer, and activist. Teal was born Teal Sherer on November 15th, 1980. Teal is also known as Teal Sherer Alsaleh.

Teal Grindle

Teal was born on February 15th, 2000 in Aylesbury.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Teal

Notable Persons With the Last Name Teal

Ray Teal

Ray Teal was an actor. He was most prominent from 1937 to 1974. Ray was born on January 12th, 1902 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S. He breathed his last breath on April 2nd, 1976.

Clare Teal

Clare Teal is a jazz musician. She was most active from 1995 to present. Clare was born on May 14th, 1973 in Kildwick, Yorkshire, England.

Claud Eustace Teal

Claud Eustace Teal is a chief inspector and scotland yard.

Quinton Teal

Quinton Teal is an athlete. He was most prominent from 2007 to 2010. Quinton was born on March 8th, 1984.

Gordon Kidd Teal

Gordon Kidd Teal was a scientist in the field of electrical engineering. Gordon was born on January 10th, 1907 in South Dallas. He passed away on January 7th, 2003.

Willie Teal

Willie Teal is a football player for the Minnesota Vikings and History of the Los Angeles Raiders. He was most prominent from 1980 to 1987. Willie was born on December 20th, 1957 in Texarkana, Texas.

  • Joseph Nathan Teal

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Teal U.S.
  White 78.43% 64.26%
  African American 15.63% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.47% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.07% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.66% 16.26%

Of Last Name Teal

People with the last name Teal are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Teal

  • How Popular is the name Teal? Teal is the 7,710th most popular name of all time. As a last name Teal was the 3,976th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Teal have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,719 babies born with the first name Teal in the United States. That's more than enough people named Teal to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Teal? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1957 when it was given as a first name to 14 new born babies.
  • When was Teal first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Teal is Saturday, November 17th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Teal born? The highest recorded use of the first name Teal was in 1994 with a total of 66 babies.
  • Random Teal Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Teal is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Florida have the same name in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Teal: The name spelled backwards is Laet. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ealt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Teal? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,937 people with the last name Teal.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Teal? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Teal as their last name.
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