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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Dagonnoun

    god of agriculture and the earth; national god of Philistines


  1. Dagonnoun

    The main god of the Phoenicians represented as half man and half fish.


  1. Dagon

    Dagon (Hebrew: דָּגוֹן, Dāgōn) or Dagan (Sumerian:


  1. dagon

    Dagon is a figure in ancient Semitic mythology, often believed to be a god of agriculture, fertility, or grain. He was worshipped primarily by the early Amorites and then by the Philistines. References to Dagon occur in the Bible, where he is particularly associated with the Philistine city of Gaza.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dagon

    the national god of the Philistines, represented with the face and hands and upper part of a man, and the tail of a fish

  2. Dagonnoun

    a slip or piece

  3. Etymology: [See Dag a loose end.]


  1. Dagon

    Dagon was originally an East Semitic Mesopotamian fertility god who evolved into a major Northwest Semitic god, reportedly of grain and fish and/or fishing. He was worshipped by the early Amorites and by the inhabitants of the cities of Ebla and Ugarit. He was also a major member, or perhaps head, of the pantheon of the Biblical Philistines. His name appears in Hebrew as דגון, in Ugaritic as dgn, and in Akkadian as Dagana, Daguna usually rendered in English translations as Dagan.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dagon

    dā′gon, n. the national god of the Philistines, half-man, half-fish. [Heb. dāgōndag, fish.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Dagon

    the national god of the Philistines, represented as half-man, sometimes half-woman, and half-fish; appears to have been a symbol to his worshippers of the fertilising power of nature, familiar to them in the fruitfulness of the sea.


  1. Dagon

    (Da′gon). A god of the Philistines, half man half fish, like the mermaid. Milton describes him as “Upward man and downward fish.”

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. DAGON

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Dagon is ranked #76533 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Dagon surname appeared 251 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Dagon.

    86.8% or 218 total occurrences were White.
    6.7% or 17 total occurrences were Black.
    3.1% or 8 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.7% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. donga

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dagon in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dagon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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