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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Abelia

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  • According to a user from Georgia, United States, the name Abelia is of Hebrew origin and means "Breath, Sigh".
  • A user from California, United States says the name Abelia is of English origin and means "Abelia is a formerly recognized plant genus that contained about 30 species and hybrids, placed in the honeysuckle family, Caprifoliaceae".

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  1. Any of various deciduous or evergreen ornamental shrubs of the genus Abelia having opposite simple leaves and cymes of small white or pink or purplish flowers; Asia and Mexico

From the surname of Clarke Abel (1780–1826), English botanist +‎ -ia

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Caprifoliaceae â€“ many ornamental shrubs from Asia and Mexico, the abelias.

Fun Facts about the name Abelia

  • When was the first name Abelia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Abelia is Thursday, August 12th, 1909.
  • How unique is the name Abelia? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Abelia. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Abelia: Your name in reverse order is Aileba. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Alaebi. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Abelia born Apr 27, 1922

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Wales approximately on 1425. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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