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noun A*qua"ri*us
The Water-bearer; the eleventh sign in the zodiac, which the sun enters about the 20th of January; -- so called from the rains which prevail at that season in Italy and the East.A constellation south of Pegasus.

Etymology: L. aquarius, adj., relating to water, and n., a water-carrier, fr. aqua. See Aqua

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  1. The eleventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about January 20 to February 18
  2. A zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Capricornus and Pisces
  3. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aquarius

Borrowing from Latin aquārius (“water carrier”), from aqua (“water”) + -arius. See also aquarium.

  1. (astronomy): A constellation of the zodiac, supposedly shaped like a water carrier.
  2. (astrology): The zodiac sign for the water carrier, ruled by Uranus covering January 21 - February 19 (tropical astrology) or February 15 - March 14 (sidereal astrology).
  3. Someone with an Aquarius star sign

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  • How Popular is the name Aquarius? Aquarius is the 19,028th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Aquarius have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 384 babies born with the first name Aquarius in the United States. That's more than enough people named Aquarius 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 Aquarius? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Aquarius first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Aquarius is Monday, July 18th, 1960.
  • What year had the most people named Aquarius born? The highest recorded use of the first name Aquarius was in 1993 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Aquarius: Your name in reverse order is Suirauqa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uiaqasur. 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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