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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mensch, menshnoun

    a decent responsible person with admirable characteristics


  1. menschnoun

    A person of integrity and honor.

  2. Etymology: From מענטש, from the Mensch; also mentsch, mentsh, mensh, or mench, plural: menschen. See also mennish.


  1. Mensch

    Mensch (Yiddish: מענטש, mentsh, from Middle High German Mensch, from Old High German mennisco; akin to Old English human being, man) means "a person of integrity and honor".According to Leo Rosten, a mensch is "someone to admire and emulate, someone of noble character. The key to being 'a real mensch' is nothing less than character, rectitude, dignity, a sense of what is right, responsible, decorous." The term is used as a high compliment, implying the rarity and value of that individual's qualities.


  1. mensch

    "Mensch" is a Yiddish term that broadly refers to a person possessing admirable characteristics such as integrity, morality, and responsibility. It is often used to commend someone for their exceptional behavior, implying they are honorable, decent, and of good character. This term literally translates to "human being" in German.


  1. Mensch

    Mensch, released in 2002, is the 20th music release by prominent German rock/pop artist Herbert Grönemeyer. Mensch is Grönemeyer's 11th full-length album of original compositions. The title track Mensch became Grönemeyer's first number-one single in Germany. The mood of the album reflects the recent death of both his wife and one of his older brothers within the same week, and is rich with poetic imagery. The songs range from rock to ballads. The richness of the imagery and language, as well as the use of creative word play, can make the lyrics difficult to interpret by listeners who are not fluent in German. In Mensch Grönemeyer reflects on his own humanity as it relates to feeling loss. The song Der Weg in particular focuses on memories of his wife and the love they shared. The full-length album was released in three different versions: ⁕a copy-protected CD ⁕a 12" vinyl LP album ⁕a hybrid Super Audio CD, containing standard Compact Disc stereo, Super Audio CD high-resolution stereo, and Super Audio CD high-resolution multi-channel audio content. Both the Compact Disc and the Super Audio CD contain a hidden track after about fifteen minutes of silence at the end of the last song. The album is almost entirely in German, with the hidden track in English. The Album has been a huge success in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and sold nearly 4 million copies, making it one of the best-selling German-language records of all time. Being certified 21 x Gold in Germany, it is the best-selling album of all time in that region.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mensch is ranked #19275 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Mensch surname appeared 1,406 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Mensch.

    97.6% or 1,373 total occurrences were White.
    1.3% or 19 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.6% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mensch in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mensch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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