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Origin and Meaning of Amanita

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  • A submission from Sweden says the name Amanita means "A type of mushroom." and is of Latin origin.
  • According to a user from United States, the name Amanita is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Modesty, Humility".
Other origins: Native American

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Am`a*ni"ta
A genus of poisonous fungi of the family Agaricaceæ, characterized by having a volva, an annulus, and white spores. The species resemble edible mushrooms, and are frequently mistaken for them. Amanita muscaria, syn. Agaricus muscarius, is the fly amanita, or fly agaric; and Agaricus phalloides is the death cup (or death cap).

Etymology: NL. See Amanitine

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Genus of widely distributed agarics that have white spores and are poisonous with few exceptions

From Ancient Greek αμανίτης (amanítēs).

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Pluteaceae â€“ the amanita mushrooms.

Fun Facts about the name Amanita

  • How Popular is the name Amanita? Amanita is the 89,906th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Amanita have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Amanita in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Amanita? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1973 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Amanita first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Amanita is Wednesday, March 16th, 1904.
  • What year had the most people named Amanita born? The highest recorded use of the first name Amanita was in 1973 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Amanita: Your name in reverse order is Atinama. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Inmtaaa. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Amanita born Jun 27, 1992

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Mexico approximately on 1825. 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.