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Origin and Meaning of Blossom

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Blos"som
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  1. The flower of a plant, or the essential organs of reproduction, with their appendages; florescence; bloom; the flowers of a plant, collectively; as, the blossoms and fruit of a tree; an apple tree in blossom ." Blossoms flaunting in the eye of day." [Longfellow.]
  2. A blooming period or stage of development; something lovely that gives rich promise."In the blossom of my youth." [Massinger.]
  3. The color of a horse that has white hairs intermixed with sorrel and bay hairs; -- otherwise called peach color.

Note: ☞ The term has been applied by some botanists, and is also applied in common usage, to the corolla. It is more commonly used than flower or bloom, when we have reference to the fruit which is to succeed. Thus we use flowers when we speak of plants cultivated for ornament, and bloom in a more general sense, as of flowers in general, or in reference to the beauty of flowers.

Etymology: OE. blosme blostme, AS. blōsma blōstma, blossom; akin to D. bloesem, L. fios, and E. flower; from the root of E. blow to blossom. See Blow to blossom, and cf. Bloom a blossom

verb Blos"som
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  1. To put forth blossoms or flowers; to bloom; to blow; to flower."The moving whisper of huge trees that branched And blossomed." [Tennyson.]
  2. To flourish and prosper; to develop into a superior type."Israel shall blossom and bud, and full the face of the world with fruit." [Isa. xxvii. 6.]
  3. to appear or grow as if by blossoming; to spread out rapidly.

Etymology: AS. bl�stmian. See Blossom (n.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
  2. The period of greatest prosperity or productivity
  3. Develop or come to a promising stage ("Youth blossomed into maturity")
  4. Produce or yield flowers
Wiktionary

From blossom.

  1. A hamlet in New York.
  2. A city in Texas.
  3. (rare) A female given name

Notable Persons Named Blossom

Blossom Dearie was a vocal jazz, cool jazz, bebop, swing music, and traditional pop music musician. She was most active from 1952 to 2006. Blossom was given the name Blossom Margrete Dearie on April 28th, 1924 in East Durham, New York, U.S. She died on February 7th, 2009.

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Blossom Rock was an actress. She was most active from 1923 to 1966. Blossom was given the name Edith Marie Blossom MacDonald on August 21st, 1895 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. She died on January 14th, 1978.

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Blossom was born on February 18th, 1988 in Stockport. Blossom is also known as Lucy, Kelly Knott; Hannah, and Holly Blossom.

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Blossom Seeley was a singer, actress, and dancer. She was most active from 1908 to 1908. Blossom was given the name Minnie Guyer on July 16th, 1891. Blossom is also known as Guyer and Minnie. She died on April 17th, 1974.

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Blossom was born on November 4th, 1983 in Benin City.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Blossom

Cheryl Blossom is a fictional character.

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Roberts Blossom was an actor and poet. His career lasted from 1955 to 1955. Roberts was given the name Roberts Scott Blossom on March 25th, 1924 in New Haven, Connecticut. He passed away on July 8th, 2011.

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Lady Blossom is a wrestler. Lady was born on April 4th, 1960 in Southend-on-Sea.

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Beverly was born on August 28th, 1926. Beverly is also known as Schmidt and Beverly. She left this life on November 1st, 2014.

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Henry was born on May 10th, 1866. He left this life on March 23rd, 1919.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 5 5 0
1888 7 7 0
1890 5 5 0
1891 5 5 0
1892 7 7 0
1894 10 10 0
1895 12 12 0
1896 11 11 0
1897 6 6 0
1898 7 7 0
1899 6 6 0
1900 9 9 0
1901 8 8 0
1902 6 6 0
1903 13 13 0
1904 10 10 0
1905 9 9 0
1906 15 15 0
1907 11 11 0
1908 9 9 0
1909 23 23 0
1910 20 20 0
1911 9 9 0
1912 21 21 0
1913 25 25 0
1914 27 27 0
1915 37 37 0
1916 24 24 0
1917 40 40 0
1918 52 52 0
1919 37 37 0
1920 62 62 0
1921 77 77 0
1922 84 84 0
1923 83 83 0
1924 82 82 0
1925 102 102 0
1926 84 84 0
1927 62 62 0
1928 55 55 0
1929 52 52 0
1930 47 47 0
1931 51 51 0
1932 31 31 0
1933 35 35 0
1934 22 22 0
1935 32 32 0
1936 7 7 0
1937 26 26 0
1938 20 20 0
1939 15 15 0
1940 12 12 0
1941 13 13 0
1942 11 11 0
1943 16 16 0
1944 9 9 0
1945 16 16 0
1946 12 12 0
1947 14 14 0
1948 11 11 0
1949 19 19 0
1950 12 12 0
1951 13 13 0
1952 16 16 0
1953 15 15 0
1954 11 11 0
1955 16 16 0
1956 11 11 0
1957 14 14 0
1958 14 14 0
1959 10 10 0
1960 11 11 0
1961 8 8 0
1962 9 9 0
1963 11 11 0
1964 5 5 0
1965 7 7 0
1966 7 7 0
1967 7 7 0
1968 8 8 0
1969 14 14 0
1970 14 14 0
1971 6 6 0
1972 17 17 0
1973 13 13 0
1974 15 15 0
1975 23 23 0
1976 18 18 0
1977 22 22 0
1978 13 13 0
1979 6 6 0
1980 9 9 0
1981 10 10 0
1982 15 15 0
1983 17 17 0
1984 15 15 0
1985 10 10 0
1986 8 8 0
1987 6 6 0
1988 8 8 0
1989 7 7 0
1990 10 10 0
1991 24 24 0
1992 24 24 0
1993 20 20 0
1994 18 18 0
1995 26 26 0
1996 11 11 0
1997 16 16 0
1998 8 8 0
1999 14 14 0
2000 15 15 0
2001 18 18 0
2002 15 15 0
2003 15 15 0
2004 15 15 0
2005 23 23 0
2006 15 15 0
2007 20 20 0
2008 18 18 0
2009 10 10 0
2010 24 24 0
2011 17 17 0
2012 36 36 0
2013 32 32 0
2014 36 36 0
2015 41 41 0
2016 40 40 0
2017 38 38 0

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Popularity of Blossom as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Blossom U.S.
  White 71.33% 64.26%
  African American 14.15% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.92% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 8.91% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.38% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.32% 16.26%

Of Last Name Blossom

People with the last name Blossom are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Blossom

  • How Popular is the name Blossom? Blossom is the 5,565th most popular name of all time. As a last name Blossom was the 15,743rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Blossom have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,718 babies born with the first name Blossom in the United States. That's more than enough people named Blossom to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Blossom? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Blossom first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Blossom is Monday, March 15th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Blossom born? The highest recorded use of the first name Blossom was in 1925 with a total of 102 babies.
  • Random Blossom Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Blossom is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1992.
  • Weird things about the name Blossom: Your name in reverse order is Mossolb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lssoobm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Blossom? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,852 people with the last name Blossom.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Blossom? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Blossom as their last name since less than 1 person in 159k 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).
  • 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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