Triton 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 Triton

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  1. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Triton means "Triton also known as Driton possibly means light in proto Albanian a similar meaning is possible in ancient Illyrian".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tri"ton
A fabled sea demigod, the son of Neptune and Amphitrite, and the trumpeter of Neptune. He is represented by poets and painters as having the upper part of his body like that of a man, and the lower part like that of a fish. He often has a trumpet made of a shell.
  1. [Zoöl] Any one of many species of marine gastropods belonging to Triton and allied genera, having a stout spiral shell, often handsomely colored and ornamented with prominent varices. Some of the species are among the largest of all gastropods. Called also trumpet shell, and sea trumpet.
  2. [Zoöl] Any one of numerous species of aquatic salamanders. The common European species are Hemisalamandra cristata Molge palmata, and Molge alpestris, a red-bellied species common in Switzerland. The most common species of the United States is Diemyctylus viridescens. See Illust. under Salamander.

Etymology: L., fr. Gr. Tri`twn

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Small usually bright-colored semiaquatic salamanders of North America and Europe and northern Asia
  2. Tropical marine gastropods having beautifully colored spiral shells
  3. The largest moon of Neptune
  4. (Greek mythology) a sea god; son of Poseidon

Ancient Greek τρίτος (trítos), third + -on, particle

  1. (physics) the atomic nucleus of a tritium atom, consisting of a proton and two neutrons

From Triton, who blows such a seashell like a trumpet.

  1. any of several marine gastropods of the family Ranellidae having a pointed spiral shell

    triton was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, French, and Romanian

    Notable Persons Named Triton

    Notable Persons Named Triton


    Triton is a comics character.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Triton

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Triton


    Triton is a comics character.


    Fun Facts about the name Triton

  1. What name lists does Triton rank for?
  2. How Popular is the name Triton? Triton is the 9,598th most popular name of all time.
  3. How many people with the first name Triton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,217 babies born with the first name Triton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Triton to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  4. What year were 5 or more babies first named Triton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1990 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  5. What year had the most people named Triton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Triton was in 2015 with a total of 89 babies.
  6. Random Triton Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Triton is not a popular baby boy's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Oklahoma have the same name in 2007.
  7. Weird things about the name Triton: The name spelled backwards is Notirt. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Totinr. How do you pronounce that?
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