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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Adore

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb a*dore"
  1. To worship with profound reverence; to pay divine honors to; to honor as a deity or as divine."Bishops and priests, . . . bearing the host, which he [James II.] publicly adored." [Smollett.]
  2. To love in the highest degree; to regard with the utmost esteem and affection; to idolize."The great mass of the population abhorred Popery and adored Monmouth." [Macaulay.]

Etymology: OE. aouren anouren adoren, OF. aorer adorer, F. adorer, fr. L. adorare; ad + orare to speak, pray, os oris, mouth. In OE. confused with honor, the French prefix a- being confused with OE. a an, on. See Oral

verb A*dore"
To adorn.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Love intensely ("he just adored his wife")

From Old French adorer, from Latin adōrō, from ad (“to”) + ōrō (“I speak”).

adore was also found in the following language(s): Basque, French, Galician, Haitian Creole, Latin, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Adore

His most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to 2008. Adore was given the name Daniel Anthony Noriega on September 29th, 1989.


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Popularity of Adore as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Adore

  • How Popular is the name Adore? Adore is the 22,459th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Adore have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 283 babies born with the first name Adore in the United States. That's more than enough people named Adore to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Adore? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2000 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Adore first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Adore is Tuesday, December 15th, 1903.
  • What year had the most people named Adore born? The highest recorded use of the first name Adore was in 2017 with a total of 50 babies.
  • Random Adore Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Adore is not a popular baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Adore: Your name in reverse order is Eroda. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ardoe. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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