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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Origin and Meaning of Caiman

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cai"man
See Cayman.
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  1. A semiaquatic reptile of Central and South America that resembles an alligator but has a more heavily armored belly

From Spanish caiman or Portuguese caimão, probably from Galibi Carib acayouman, or perhaps from a Congo language or from Piapoco chamàna.

  1. Any of the relatively small crocodilians of genus Caiman, within family Alligatoridae.
  2. A semi-aquatic lizard, of the genus Dracaena, found in South America. To differentiate from caimans, they are referred to as caiman lizards.

caiman was also found in the following language(s): Catalan and Romanian

Fun Facts about the name Caiman

  • How Popular is the name Caiman? Caiman is the 45,479th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Caiman have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 56 babies born with the first name Caiman in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Caiman? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2001 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Caiman born? The highest recorded use of the first name Caiman was in 2015 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Caiman: Your name in reverse order is Namiac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Camian. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Caiman born May 17, 1982

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Mongolia approximately on 1750. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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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.