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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Al"ga
A kind of seaweed; pl. the class of cellular cryptogamic plants which includes the black, red, and green seaweeds, as kelp, dulse, sea lettuce, also marine and fresh water confervæ, etc. The algae are primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves.

Etymology: L., seaweed

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves

From Latin alga

  1. (biology) Any of many aquatic photosynthetic organisms, including the seaweeds, whose size ranges from a single cell to giant kelps and whose biochemistry and forms are very diverse, some being eukaryotic.

alga was also found in the following language(s): Galician, Irish, Italian, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Old Spanish, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, and Spanish

Fun Facts about the name Alga

  • How Popular is the name Alga? Alga is the 32,041st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Alga have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 137 babies born with the first name Alga in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alga 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 Alga? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Alga first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alga is Thursday, April 30th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Alga born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alga was in 1915 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Alga: Your name in reverse order is Agla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aalg. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Alga born Oct 26, 1931

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 Southern New Zealand approximately on 1650. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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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.