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Origin and Meaning of Areola

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun A*re"o*la
  1. An interstice or small space, as between the cracks of the surface in certain crustaceous lichens; or as between the fibers composing organs or vessels that interlace; or as between the nervures of an insect's wing.
  2. [Anat. & Med] The colored ring around the nipple, or around a vesicle or pustule.

Etymology: L. areola, dim. of area: cf. F. aréole. See Area

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  1. Small circular area such as that around the human nipple or an inflamed area around a pimple or insect bite
  2. Small space in a tissue or body part such as the area between veins on a leaf or an insect's wing

Borrowing from Latin āreola (“small vacant space, garden”), diminutive of ārea. Doublet of areole.

A woman's breasts, with the areola indicated.
  1. (anatomy) The colored circle around a nipple, more exactly known as areola mammae.
  2. (anatomy) Any small circular area that is different from its immediate environment such as the colored ring around the pupil of the eye (iris) or an inflamed region surrounding a pimple.
  3. (anatomy) The small spaces throughout areolar connective tissue.

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

Notable Persons With the Last Name Areola

Alphonse Aréola is a soccer player for the Villarreal CF, Paris Saint-Germain F.C., Clairefontaine (football), RC Lens, SC Bastia, France national under-16 football team, France national under-17 football team, and France national under-18 football team. Alphonse was born on February 27th, 1993 in Paris.


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Popularity of Areola as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Areola U.S.
  White 1.13% 64.26%
  African American 5.64% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 29.57% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 62.75% 16.26%

Of Last Name Areola

People with the last name Areola are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Areola

  • How Popular is the name Areola? As a last name Areola was the 47,791st most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Areola first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Areola is Thursday, February 6th, 1902.
  • How unique is the name Areola? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Areola. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Areola: Your name in reverse order is Aloera. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rlaeoa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Areola? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 443 people with the last name Areola.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Areola? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Areola as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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.
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