Trig name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Trig

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  1. A submission from Canada says the name Trig means "Someone who cant be stopped".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Trig
To fill; to stuff; to cram.

Etymology: Cf. Dan. trykke to press, Sw. trycka

adjective Trig
Full; also, trim; neat.

Etymology: Formerly written trick, akin to trick to dress

verb Trig
To stop, as a wheel, by placing something under it; to scotch; to skid.

Etymology: See Trigger

noun Trig
A stone, block of wood, or anything else, placed under a wheel or barrel to prevent motion; a scotch; a skid.

Etymology: See Trigger

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The mathematics of triangles and trigonometric functions
  2. Neat and smart in appearance ("the trig corporal in his jaunty cap")

From Middle English trig, tryg, from Old Norse tryggr (“loyal, faithful, true”), from Proto-Germanic *triwwiz (“loyal, faithful, true”). Cognate with Old English trēowe (“faithful, loyal, true”). More at true.

  1. (now chiefly dialectal) A dandy; coxcomb.

Clipping of trigonometry

  1. (uncountable) Trigonometry.
  2. (surveying, countable, informal) A trigonometric point, trig point.

See trigger.

  1. (Britain) A stone, block of wood, or anything else, placed under a wheel or barrel to prevent motion; a scotch; a skid.
  2. The mark for players at skittles, etc.

Compare Danish trykke (“to press”).


  1. (medicine, informal) triglyceride

    trig was also found in the following language(s): Old English

    Fun Facts about the name Trig

  1. How Popular is the name Trig? Trig is the 29,771st most popular name of all time.
  2. How many people with the first name Trig have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 172 babies born with the first name Trig in the United States. That's more than enough people named Trig to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Trig? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1967 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  4. When was Trig first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Trig is Monday, November 15th, 1880.
  5. What year had the most people named Trig born? The highest recorded use of the first name Trig was in 2011 with a total of 35 babies.
  6. Random Trig Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Trig is not a popular baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Minnesota have the same name in 2009.
  7. Weird things about the name Trig: The name spelled backwards is Girt. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Gtri. How do you pronounce that?
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