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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ar"dor
  1. Heat, in a literal sense; as, the ardor of the sun's rays.
  2. Warmth or heat of passion or affection; eagerness; zeal; as, he pursues study with ardor; the fought with ardor; martial ardor.
  3. pl.Bright and effulgent spirits; seraphim.(Thus used by Milton)
    synonyms: Fervor; warmth; eagerness. See Fervor.

Etymology: L. ardor, fr. ardere to burn: cf. OF. ardor ardur, F. ardeur

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  1. Feelings of great warmth and intensity ("he spoke with great ardor")
  2. Intense feeling of love
  3. A feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause) ("they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor")

From Anglo-Norman ardour, from Latin ardor, from ardere (“to burn”).

  1. Great warmth of feeling; fervor; passion.
  2. Spirit.
  3. Intense heat.

ardor was also found in the following language(s): Ladino, Latin, Portuguese, and Spanish

Fun Facts about the name Ardor

  • When was the first name Ardor first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Ardor is Saturday, October 13th, 1900.
  • How unique is the name Ardor? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Ardor. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Ardor: Your name in reverse order is Rodra. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rorda. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Ardor born Mar 6, 1930

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 Borneo approximately on 1175. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (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.