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Origin and Meaning of Bounty

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  • According to a user from Poland, the name Bounty is of American origin and means "Gift of god".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Boun"ty
  1. Goodness, kindness; virtue; worth.(Obs)"Nature set in her at once beauty with bounty." [Gower.]
  2. Liberality in bestowing gifts or favors; gracious or liberal giving; generosity; munificence."My bounty is as boundless as the sea." [Shak.]
  3. That which is given generously or liberally."Thy morning bounties." [Cowper.]
  4. A premium offered or given to induce men to enlist into the public service; or to encourage any branch of industry, as husbandry or manufactures.
    synonyms: Munificence; generosity; beneficence.

Etymology: OE. bounte goodness, kindness, F. bonté, fr. L. bonitas, fr. bonus good, for older duonus; cf. Skr. duvas honor, respect

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  1. A ship of the British navy; in 1789 part of the crew mutinied against their commander William Bligh and set him afloat in an open boat
  2. Generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely
  3. The property of copious abundance
  4. Payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military

Anglo-Norman bounté, Old French bonté (“goodness”) (French: bonté), from Latin bonitātem, accusative singular of bonitās (“goodness”), from bonus (“good”).

  1. Generosity.
  2. Something given liberally.
  3. A reward for some specific act, especially one given by a government or authority.
  4. (nautical) Formerly, money paid to volunteers for serving in the British navy in time of war.

Notable Persons Named Bounty

Bounty Killer is a reggae and dancehall musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to present. Bounty was given the name Rodney Basil Price on June 12th, 1972. Bounty is also known as Warlord, Five Star General, Ghetto Gladiator, and Poor People's Governor.


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Fun Facts about the name Bounty

  • When was the first name Bounty first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Bounty is Friday, February 28th, 1896.
  • How unique is the name Bounty? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Bounty. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Bounty: Your name in reverse order is Ytnuob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ybntou. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Bounty born Aug 30, 1966

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 Western Russia approximately on 1425. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (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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