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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ar"ni*ca
A genus of plants; also, the most important species (Arnica montana), native of the mountains of Europe, used in medicine as a narcotic and stimulant.

Note: ☞ The tincture of arnica is applied externally as a remedy for bruises, sprains, etc.

Etymology: Prob. a corruption of ptarmica

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An ointment used in treating bruises
  2. Any of various rhizomatous usually perennial plants of the genus Arnica
  3. Used especially in treating bruises

New Latin Arnica, probably ultimately from Arabic اَرْنَبِيَه (arnabiyah), the name of a plant.

  1. Any of several plants, of the genus Arnica, considered to have medicinal properties.

arnica was also found in the following language(s): French and Italian

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Fun Facts about the name Arnica

  • How Popular is the name Arnica? Arnica is the 86,336th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Arnica have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Arnica in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Arnica? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1980 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Arnica first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Arnica is Wednesday, June 19th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Arnica born? The highest recorded use of the first name Arnica was in 1980 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Arnica: Your name in reverse order is Acinra. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iancra. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Arnica born Feb 4, 1952

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Romania approximately on 1675. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.