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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Az"ure
Sky-blue; resembling the clear blue color of the unclouded sky; cerulean; also, cloudless.

Etymology: F. & OSp. azur, Sp. azul, through Ar. from Per. lājaward, or lājuward, lapis lazuli, a blue color, lājawardī lājuwardī, azure, cerulean, the initial l having been dropped, perhaps by the influence of the Ar. azr-aq azure, blue. Cf. G. lasur lasurstein, azure color, azure stone, and NL. lapis lazuli

noun Az"ure
Senses
  1. The lapis lazuli.(Obs)
  2. The clear blue color of the sky; also, a pigment or dye of this color."In robes of azure." [Wordsworth.]
  3. The blue vault above; the unclouded sky."Not like those steps On heaven's azure." [Milton.]
  4. [Her] A blue color, represented in engraving by horizontal parallel lines.
verb Az"ure
To color blue.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A light shade of blue
  2. Color azure ("Morning azured the village")
  3. Of a deep somewhat purplish blue color similar to that of a clear October sky
Wiktionary

Old French azur, derived from Arabic لَازَوَرْد (lāzaward, “lapis lazuli”), dropping the as if it were equivalent to the French article l'. The Arabic is from Persian لاجورد (lâjvard, “lapis lazuli”), from the region of Lajward in Turkestan.

Compare with Italian azzurro and Spanish azul.

  1. (heraldry) A blue colour on a coat of arms, represented in engraving by horizontal parallel lines.
  2. The clear blue colour of the sky; also, a pigment or dye of this colour.
  3. (poetic) The unclouded sky; the blue vault above.
  4. Lapis lazuli.

azure was also found in the following language(s): French and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Azure

Azure Parsons is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Azure was born on October 5th, 1990 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Popularity:

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1975 121 121 0
1976 60 60 0
1977 84 84 0
1978 44 44 0
1979 35 35 0
1980 29 29 0
1981 35 35 0
1982 25 25 0
1983 27 27 0
1984 22 22 0
1985 19 19 0
1986 17 17 0
1987 14 14 0
1988 20 20 0
1989 22 22 0
1990 23 23 0
1991 29 29 0
1992 19 19 0
1993 22 22 0
1994 25 25 0
1995 29 29 0
1996 36 36 0
1997 33 24 9
1998 31 31 0
1999 48 43 5
2000 55 46 9
2001 47 41 6
2002 32 24 8
2003 47 41 6
2004 55 42 13
2005 59 44 15
2006 48 34 14
2007 58 46 12
2008 49 38 11
2009 55 42 13
2010 59 44 15
2011 38 29 9
2012 43 32 11
2013 38 29 9
2014 39 19 20
2015 51 35 16
2016 41 26 15
2017 48 33 15

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Popularity of Azure as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Azure U.S.
  White 20.36% 64.26%
  African American 0.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 67.77% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 7.29% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.92% 16.26%

Of Last Name Azure

People with the last name Azure are most frequently White or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Azure

  • How Popular is the name Azure? Azure is the 7,423rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Azure was the 18,366th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Azure have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,731 babies born with the first name Azure in the United States. That's more than enough people named Azure to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Azure? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 121 new born babies.
  • When was Azure first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Azure is Friday, May 18th, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Azure born? The highest recorded use of the first name Azure was in 1975 with a total of 121 babies.
  • Random Azure Factoid: According to the 1987 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Azure is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1987.
  • Weird things about the name Azure: Your name in reverse order is Eruza. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aurze. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Azure? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,508 people with the last name Azure.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Azure? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Azure as their last name since less than 1 person in 196k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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