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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Azalea

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  • A submission from Connecticut, United States says the name Azalea means "Beautiful, flower" and is of Spanish origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun A*za"le*a
A genus of showy flowering shrubs, mostly natives of China or of North America; false honeysuckle. The genus is scarcely distinct from Rhododendron.

Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. � dry, -- so called because supposed to grow best in dry ground.]

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  1. Any of numerous ornamental shrubs grown for their showy flowers of various colors
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From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀζαλέος (azaléos, “dry”), because it grows in dry soil.

  1. the azaleas, numerous varieties of flowering shrubs of temperate climates
    1. (archaic) Formerly considered a genus, within the tribe Rhodoreae and the family Ericaceae;
    2. A taxonomic subgenus within the genus Rhododendron..

Notable Persons With the Last Name Azalea

Iggy Azalea is a hip hop music and electronic dance music musician. She has had major accomplishments since 2011. Iggy was given the name Amethyst Amelia Kelly on June 7th, 1990 in Sydney.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1902 7 7 0
1903 5 5 0
1904 6 6 0
1905 6 6 0
1906 11 11 0
1907 5 5 0
1908 11 11 0
1909 8 8 0
1910 5 5 0
1911 6 6 0
1912 10 10 0
1913 13 13 0
1914 9 9 0
1915 11 11 0
1916 16 16 0
1917 14 14 0
1918 20 20 0
1919 14 14 0
1920 24 24 0
1921 17 17 0
1922 14 14 0
1923 10 10 0
1924 10 10 0
1925 11 11 0
1926 13 13 0
1927 5 5 0
1928 10 10 0
1929 13 13 0
1931 7 7 0
1932 9 9 0
1934 5 5 0
1935 9 9 0
1936 8 8 0
1937 5 5 0
1938 7 7 0
1939 5 5 0
1941 6 6 0
1942 5 5 0
1943 10 10 0
1946 6 6 0
1948 5 5 0
1950 11 11 0
1951 11 11 0
1952 8 8 0
1953 18 18 0
1954 5 5 0
1955 6 6 0
1956 17 17 0
1958 5 5 0
1960 8 8 0
1962 10 10 0
1964 8 8 0
1967 6 6 0
1969 11 11 0
1970 8 8 0
1971 9 9 0
1972 7 7 0
1973 11 11 0
1974 19 19 0
1975 15 15 0
1976 17 17 0
1977 16 16 0
1978 19 19 0
1979 14 14 0
1980 11 11 0
1981 21 21 0
1982 12 12 0
1983 15 15 0
1984 13 13 0
1985 14 14 0
1986 11 11 0
1987 19 19 0
1988 20 20 0
1989 26 26 0
1990 23 23 0
1991 25 25 0
1992 25 25 0
1993 33 33 0
1994 33 33 0
1995 28 28 0
1996 46 46 0
1997 56 56 0
1998 57 57 0
1999 58 58 0
2000 60 60 0
2001 86 86 0
2002 97 97 0
2003 94 94 0
2004 96 96 0
2005 137 137 0
2006 120 120 0
2007 128 128 0
2008 138 138 0
2009 136 136 0
2010 164 164 0
2011 202 202 0
2012 295 295 0
2013 444 444 0
2014 583 583 0
2015 521 521 0
2016 522 522 0
2017 518 518 0

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Popularity of Azalea as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Azalea

  • How Popular is the name Azalea? Azalea is the 3,536th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Azalea have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,537 babies born with the first name Azalea in the United States. That's more than enough people named Azalea to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Azalea? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1902 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Azalea first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Azalea is Friday, February 16th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Azalea born? The highest recorded use of the first name Azalea was in 2014 with a total of 583 babies.
  • Random Azalea Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Azalea is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 65 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Azalea: Your name in reverse order is Aelaza. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Elaaaz. 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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