Zeppelin name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Zeppelin

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  1. A submission from Canada says the name Zeppelin means "Airship".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Zep`pe*lin"
A dirigible balloon of the rigid type, consisting of a cylindrical trussed and covered frame supported by internal gas cells, and provided with means of propulsion and control. It was first successfully used by Ferdinand Count von Zeppelin.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A large rigid dirigible designed to carry passengers or bombs
  2. German inventor who designed and built the first rigid motorized dirigible (1838-1917)
  1. Alternative letter-case form of Zeppelin

zeppelin was also found in the following language(s): Dutch and French

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zeppelin

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zeppelin

Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin

Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin is a military person. His military service ended in 1855.


Fun Facts about the name Zeppelin

  • How Popular is the name Zeppelin? Zeppelin is the 12,446th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Zeppelin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 808 babies born with the first name Zeppelin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zeppelin to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zeppelin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1995 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Zeppelin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zeppelin is Monday, September 3rd, 1923.
  • What year had the most people named Zeppelin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zeppelin was in 2018 with a total of 118 babies.
  • Random Zeppelin Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zeppelin is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Illinois have the same name in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Zeppelin: The name spelled backwards is Nileppez. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Leenipzp. How do you pronounce that?
  • Zeppelin name meaning

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