Autumn

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Autumn

"Autumn" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Fall Season". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Au"tumn
Senses
  1. The third season of the year, or the season between summer and winter, often called “the fall.” Astronomically, it begins in the northern temperate zone at the autumnal equinox, about September 23, and ends at the winter solstice, about December 23; but in popular language, autumn, in America, comprises September, October, and November.
  2. The harvest or fruits of autumn.
  3. The time of maturity or decline; latter portion; third stage."Dr. Preston was now entering into the autumn of the duke's favor." [Fuller.]"Life's autumn past, I stand on winter's verge." [Wordsworth.]

Note: ☞ In England, according to Johnson, autumn popularly comprises August, September, and October. In the southern hemisphere, the autumn corresponds to our spring.

Etymology: L. auctumnus autumnus, perh. fr. a root av to satisfy one's self: cf. F. automne. See Avarice

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The season when the leaves fall from the trees
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  1. A female given name of modern usage, from the name of the season.

Notable Persons Named Autumn

Autumn Reeser is an actress. She was most active from 2001 to present. Autumn was born Autumn Reeser on September 21st, 1980 in La Jolla, California, U.S.

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Autumn was given the name Autumn Patricia Kelly on May 3rd, 1978 in Montreal. Autumn is also known as Kelly and Autumn Patricia.

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Autumn was born Autumn de Forest on October 27th, 2001 in Los Angeles.

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Autumn was born on September 20th, 1974.

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Autumn Hurlbert is an actress, singer, and dancer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present. Autumn was given the name Autumn Marie Hurlbert on March 6th, 1980 in Great Falls, Montana.

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Autumn Burke is a politician.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Autumn

Emilie Autumn is a classical music, dark cabaret, electronica, industrial music, new-age music, and folk music musician. She plays Violin, Harpsichord, Piano, Viola, and Vocals. She has had major accomplishments since 1997. Emilie was born on September 22nd, 1979 in Los Angeles. Emilie is also known as Emilie Autumn Liddell.

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How popular is the baby name Autumn in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1910 5 5 0
1911 5 5 0
1913 7 7 0
1914 5 5 0
1915 5 5 0
1916 13 13 0
1917 12 12 0
1918 6 6 0
1919 7 7 0
1920 7 7 0
1921 8 8 0
1922 6 6 0
1923 7 7 0
1925 6 6 0
1927 7 7 0
1929 7 7 0
1932 15 15 0
1933 15 15 0
1934 7 7 0
1935 11 11 0
1936 16 16 0
1937 6 6 0
1938 9 9 0
1939 6 6 0
1940 10 10 0
1941 9 9 0
1942 7 7 0
1943 8 8 0
1944 7 7 0
1945 7 7 0
1946 6 6 0
1947 11 11 0
1948 11 11 0
1949 12 12 0
1950 7 7 0
1951 15 15 0
1952 25 25 0
1953 24 24 0
1954 40 40 0
1955 34 34 0
1956 78 78 0
1957 78 78 0
1958 54 54 0
1959 57 57 0
1960 59 59 0
1961 92 92 0
1962 93 93 0
1963 96 96 0
1964 90 90 0
1965 96 96 0
1966 99 99 0
1967 98 98 0
1968 97 97 0
1969 154 154 0
1970 201 201 0
1971 251 251 0
1972 301 301 0
1973 318 318 0
1974 625 618 7
1975 850 840 10
1976 937 930 7
1977 1,097 1,092 5
1978 1,320 1,307 13
1979 1,511 1,499 12
1980 1,540 1,530 10
1981 1,500 1,495 5
1982 1,436 1,426 10
1983 1,262 1,255 7
1984 1,192 1,186 6
1985 1,228 1,222 6
1986 1,121 1,121 0
1987 1,453 1,443 10
1988 1,673 1,666 7
1989 1,487 1,482 5
1990 1,652 1,652 0
1991 1,746 1,746 0
1992 1,783 1,783 0
1993 2,091 2,086 5
1994 2,723 2,718 5
1995 2,986 2,980 6
1996 3,119 3,109 10
1997 3,745 3,739 6 #91 girl name
1998 4,214 4,208 6 #77 girl name
1999 4,127 4,127 0 #77 girl name
2000 4,033 4,025 8 #78 girl name
2001 4,196 4,191 5 #72 girl name
2002 4,109 4,103 6 #73 girl name
2003 4,063 4,055 8 #75 girl name
2004 3,891 3,863 28 #82 girl name
2005 3,601 3,596 5 #90 girl name
2006 3,584 3,578 6 #95 girl name
2007 3,712 3,712 0 #91 girl name
2008 3,659 3,659 0 #88 girl name
2009 3,715 3,709 6 #81 girl name
2010 3,521 3,513 8 #81 girl name
2011 3,763 3,758 5 #69 girl name
2012 3,779 3,770 9 #68 girl name
2013 3,954 3,948 6 #65 girl name
2014 4,061 4,054 7 #71 girl name
2015 4,108 4,108 0 #69 girl name
2016 3,995 3,990 5 #65 girl name

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Popularity of Autumn as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Autumn

  • How Popular is the name Autumn? Autumn is the 580th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Autumn was the 65th most popular name.
  • How many people with the first name Autumn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 116,905 babies born with the first name Autumn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Autumn to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Autumn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1910 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Autumn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Autumn is Monday, December 19th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Autumn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Autumn was in 1998 with a total of 4,208 babies. That's a lot of babies named Autumn!
  • Random Autumn Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Autumn ranks 92nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 55 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Autumn: Your name in reverse order is Nmutua. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Umautn. How do you pronounce that?

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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.
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