Name: Unknown

Origin and Meaning of the Name Unknown

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    Itself (Unknown)
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    English speaking countries
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    "Unknown" is used as a placeholder name by some governments when a name has not been selected for a child by a certain deadline. Though it appears on the U.S. Social Security Administration records and in the birth records of many countries, it is almost certainly not used as a real first name - children who are listed as "Unknown" in the birth records receive a different given name once their parents have decided on one.

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