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Origin and Meaning of Anemone

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun A*nem"o*ne
  1. [Bot] A genus of plants of the Ranunculus or Crowfoot family; windflower. Some of the species are cultivated in gardens.
  2. [Zoöl] The sea anemone. See Actinia, and Sea anemone.

Note: ☞ This word is sometimes pronounced ăn`ē*mō"n�, especially by classical scholars.

Etymology: L. anemone, Gr. �, fr. � wind

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Marine polyps that resemble flowers but have oral rings of tentacles; differ from corals in forming no hard skeleton
  2. Any woodland plant of the genus Anemone grown for its beautiful flowers and whorls of dissected leaves

From Latin anemōnē, from Ancient Greek ἀνεμώνη (anemṓnē), from ἄνεμος (ánemos, “wind”) + feminine patronymic suffix -ώνη (-ṓnē, “daughter of the wind”).

Or from Phoenician [script needed] (*naxmon), akin to Arabic شَقَائِق اَلنُّعْمَان (šaqāʾiq an-nuʿmān, “anemones”) and Hebrew (Isaiah Scroll) נִטְעֵי נַעֲמָנִים (nit'ei na'amanim, “plants of pleasantness”).

  1. Any plant of the genus Anemone, of the Ranunculaceae (or buttercup) family, such as the windflower.
  2. A sea anemone.

anemone was also found in the following language(s): Italian and Latin

Notable Persons Named Anemone

Anémone was given the name Anne Bourguignon on August 9th, 1950 in Paris, France.


Anémone Marmottan is an athlete for the Alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics, FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2011, and FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2013. Anémone was born on May 25th, 1988 in Bourg-Saint-Maurice.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Anemone

Anémone was given the name Anne Bourguignon on August 9th, 1950 in Paris, France.


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Popularity of Anemone as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Anemone U.S.
  White 96.10% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Anemone

People with the last name Anemone are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Anemone

  • How Popular is the name Anemone? Anemone is the 81,147th most popular name of all time. As a last name Anemone was the 113,791st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Anemone have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6 babies born with the first name Anemone in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Anemone? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2012 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Anemone first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Anemone is Monday, January 15th, 1906.
  • What year had the most people named Anemone born? The highest recorded use of the first name Anemone was in 2012 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Anemone: Your name in reverse order is Enomena. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nemeoan. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Anemone? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 154 people with the last name Anemone.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Anemone? Anemone is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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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