Theta name meaning

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in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun The"ta
A letter of the Greek alphabet corresponding to th in English; -- sometimes called the unlucky letter, from being used by the judges on their ballots in passing condemnation on a prisoner, it being the first letter of the Greek qa`natos, death.

Etymology: L., fr. Gr. qh^ta, the Greek letter θ, Θ

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The 8th letter of the Greek alphabet

From the Ancient Greek θῆτα (thêta).

  1. the name for the eighth letter οf the Modern Greek alphabet, ninth in Old Greek.
  2. (mathematics) The measure of an angle.

theta was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Czech, Italian, Pali, Portuguese, and Spanish

Fun Facts about the name Theta

  • How Popular is the name Theta? Theta is the 19,117th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Theta have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 402 babies born with the first name Theta in the United States. That's more than enough people named Theta 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 Theta? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1907 when it was given as a first name to 20 new born babies.
  • When was Theta first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Theta is Monday, July 7th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Theta born? The highest recorded use of the first name Theta was in 1907 with a total of 20 babies.
  • Random Theta Factoid: According to the 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Theta is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name in 1927.
  • Weird things about the name Theta: The name spelled backwards is Ateht. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ttaeh. How do you pronounce that?
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