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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun An*drom"e*da
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  1. [Astron] A northern constellation, supposed to represent the mythical Andromeda.
  2. [bot] A genus of ericaceous flowering plants of northern climates, of which the original species was found growing on a rock surrounded by water.

Etymology: L., fr. Gr. �, the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia. When bound to a rock and exposed to a sea monster, she was delivered by Perseus

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  1. A constellation in the northern hemisphere between Cassiopeia and Pegasus; contains the Andromeda galaxy
  2. (Greek mythology) an Ethiopian princess and daughter of Cassiopeia; she was fastened to a rock and exposed to a sea monster that was sent by Poseidon, but she was rescued by Perseus and became his wife
  3. Any of several shrubs of the genus Andromeda having leathery leaves and clusters of small flowers
  4. Broad-leaved evergreen Asiatic shrub with glossy leaves and drooping clusters of white flowers
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From the Ancient Greek Ἀνδρομέδα (Androméda), Άνδρομέδη (Ándromédē).

  1. (Greek mythology) The daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, king and queen of Eritrea, rescued from her sacrifice to a sea monster by Perseus who married her; mother of Perses, ancient king of Persia.
  2. (astronomy) An autumn constellation of the northern sky representing the "Chained Lady" Andromeda from Greek myth. The constellation lies between Pisces and Cassiopeia.
  3. (astronomy) Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way; M31.

Andromeda was also found in the following language(s): Translingual, Dutch, Finnish, Portuguese, and Serbo-Croatian

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1962 6 6 0
1970 8 8 0
1971 7 7 0
1972 12 12 0
1973 6 6 0
1974 7 7 0
1975 5 5 0
1976 6 6 0
1977 6 6 0
1978 5 5 0
1980 5 5 0
1981 7 7 0
1982 14 14 0
1983 13 13 0
1984 13 13 0
1985 10 10 0
1986 10 10 0
1987 9 9 0
1988 16 16 0
1989 11 11 0
1990 16 16 0
1991 14 14 0
1992 11 11 0
1993 7 7 0
1994 12 12 0
1995 9 9 0
1996 11 11 0
1997 12 12 0
1998 15 15 0
1999 20 20 0
2000 20 20 0
2001 35 35 0
2002 19 19 0
2003 24 24 0
2004 13 13 0
2005 7 7 0
2006 18 18 0
2007 13 13 0
2008 18 18 0
2009 17 17 0
2010 20 20 0
2011 31 31 0
2012 31 31 0
2013 40 40 0
2014 54 54 0
2015 63 63 0
2016 64 64 0
2017 50 50 0

Fun Facts about the name Andromeda

  • How Popular is the name Andromeda? Andromeda is the 11,796th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Andromeda have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 840 babies born with the first name Andromeda in the United States. That's more than enough people named Andromeda to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Andromeda? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1962 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Andromeda first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Andromeda is Tuesday, September 4th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Andromeda born? The highest recorded use of the first name Andromeda was in 2016 with a total of 64 babies.
  • Random Andromeda Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Andromeda is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 10 babies in California have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Andromeda: Your name in reverse order is Ademordna. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dreamdoan. 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).
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