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Origin and Meaning of Brightness

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  • A user from Arizona, United States says the name Brightness is of Hebrew origin and means "Intelligence".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bright"ness
  1. The quality or state of being bright; splendor; luster; brilliancy; clearness."A sudden brightness in his face appear." [Crabbe.]
  2. Acuteness (of the faculties); sharpness 9wit."The brightness of his parts . . . distinguished him." [Prior.]
    synonyms: Splendor; luster; radiance; resplendence; brilliancy; effulgence; glory; clearness.

Etymology: AS. beorhines. See Bright

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
  2. The quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light
  3. Intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty

bright +‎ -ness

  1. The quality of being bright.
  2. The perceived luminance of an object.
  3. Intelligence, cleverness.

Fun Facts about the name Brightness

  • How unique is the name Brightness? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Brightness was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Brightness: Your name in reverse order is Ssenthgirb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sghsbnteri. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Brightness born Aug 30, 1974

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 Sumatra approximately on 1350. Your profession was banker, usurer, moneylender, and judge.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.