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in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Un*known"
Not known; not apprehended.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A variable whose values are solutions of an equation
  2. An unknown and unexplored region ("they came like angels out the unknown")
  3. Anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found
  4. Being or having an unknown or unnamed source ("a poem by an unknown author")
  5. Not known before ("don't let anyone unknown into the house")
  6. Not famous or acclaimed
  7. Not known ("an unknown amount", "an unknown island", "an unknown writer", and "an unknown source")
  8. Not known to exist ("things obscurely felt surged up from unknown depths")

From un- +‎ known, past participle of know. Compare Old English ungecnawen.

  1. (algebra) A variable (usually x, y or z) whose value is to be found.
  2. Any thing, place, or situation about which nothing is known; an unknown fact or piece of information.
  3. A person of no identity; a nonentity

Notable Persons Named Unknown

Notable Persons Named Unknown


Unknown is a comics character.

Lori Erica Ruff

Lori was given the name Unknown in 1960. She left this life on December 24th, 2010.

Unknown Hinson

Unknown Hinson is an ameripolitan, country music, psychobilly, and rock music musician and voice acting. He was most active from 1993 to present. Unknown was given the name Stuart Daniel Baker in 1954.

Unknown Soldier

Unknown Soldier is a comics character.

Shadow Hare

Shadow Hare is a real-life superhero. He was most prominent from 2005 to 2005. Shadow was given the name Unknown in 1987 in Milford, Ohio, U.S. Shadow is also known as Shadow hair.


Dolk is a in the fields of stencil graffiti and street art. Dolk was given the name Unknown in 1979 in Bergen.

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  • Unknown Archon
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  • Paula West
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Notable Persons With the Last Name Unknown

Notable Persons With the Last Name Unknown


Banksy is an artist in the fields of street art, bristol underground scene, sculpture, and satire. Banksy was given the name Real name: unknown .


Unknown is a comics character.

Lori Erica Ruff

Lori was given the name Unknown in 1960. She left this life on December 24th, 2010.

Marie-Angélique Memmie Le Blanc

Marie-Angélique was given the name Birth name unknown in 1712 in French Louisiana, today part of Wisconsin, United States. Marie-Angélique is also known as The Wild Girl ofChampagne, The Maid ofChâlons, and The Wild Child ofSongy. She passed away on December 15th, 1775.

(Wrath I) Unknown

Peter the Wild Boy

Peter was given the name Birth name unknown in 1713 in Hanover. Peter is also known as Peter the Wild Man. He died on February 22nd, 1785.


Fun Facts about the name Unknown

  • How Popular is the name Unknown? Unknown is the 1,778th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Unknown have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18,996 babies born with the first name Unknown in the United States. That's more than enough people named Unknown to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Unknown? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Unknown first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Unknown is Thursday, July 1st, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Unknown born? The highest recorded use of the first name Unknown was in 1954 with a total of 645 babies.
  • Random Unknown Factoid: According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Unknown ranks 87th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 12 babies in Delaware have the same name in 1995.
  • Weird things about the name Unknown: The name spelled backwards is Nwonknu. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nwonunk. How do you pronounce that?
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