Veto 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 Veto

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ve"to
  1. An authoritative prohibition or negative; a forbidding; an interdiction."This contemptuous veto of her husband's on any intimacy with her family." [G. Eliot.]
    1. A power or right possessed by one department of government to forbid or prohibit the carrying out of projects attempted by another department; especially, in a constitutional government, a power vested in the chief executive to prevent the enactment of measures passed by the legislature. Such a power may be absolute, as in the case of the Tribunes of the People in ancient Rome, or limited, as in the case of the President of the United States. Called also the veto power.
    2. The exercise of such authority; an act of prohibition or prevention; as, a veto is probable if the bill passes.
    3. A document or message communicating the reasons of the executive for not officially approving a proposed law; -- called also veto message.
      (U. S)

Note: Veto is not a term employed in the Federal Constitution, but seems to be of popular use only. Abbott.

Etymology: L. veto I forbid

verb Ve"to
To prohibit; to negative; also, to refuse assent to, as a legislative bill, and thus prevent its enactment; as, to veto an appropriation bill.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A vote that blocks a decision
  2. The power or right to prohibit or reject a proposed or intended act (especially the power of a chief executive to reject a bill passed by the legislature)
  3. Command against ("Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store")
  4. Vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent ("The President vetoed the bill")

Notable Persons With the Last Name Veto

Notable Persons With the Last Name Veto

Tamas Veto

Tamas was born in 1935.

Lajos Vető

Lajos was born in 1904. They passed away in 1989.

Gábor Vető

Gábor was born on December 19th, 1988 in Várpalota.

Zsolt Vető

Zsolt Vető is an athlete for the Győri ETO FC II.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Veto U.S.
  White 88.19% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.82% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Veto

People with the last name Veto are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Veto

  • How Popular is the name Veto? Veto is the 27,327th most popular name of all time. As a last name Veto was the 68,345th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Veto have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 205 babies born with the first name Veto in the United States. That's more than enough people named Veto 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 Veto? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1911 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Veto first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Veto is Friday, January 15th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Veto born? The highest recorded use of the first name Veto was in 1918 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Veto: The name spelled backwards is Otev. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Etvo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Veto? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 288 people with the last name Veto.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Veto? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Veto as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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