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Origin and Meaning of Camellia

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ca*mel"li*a
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  1. [Bot] An Asiatic genus of small shrubs, often with shining leaves and showy flowers. Camellia Japonica is much cultivated for ornament, and Camellia Sassanqua and Camellia oleifera are grown in China for the oil which is pressed from their seeds. The tea plant is now referred to this genus under the name of Camellia Thea.
  2. [Hort] An ornamental greenhouse shrub (Thea japonica) with glossy evergreen leaves and roselike red or white double flowers.

Etymology: NL., after Georg Josef Kamel , or Camelli, a Jesuit who is said to have brought it from the East

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Any of several shrubs or small evergreen trees having solitary white or pink or reddish flowers
Wiktionary

New Latin, after Moravian botanist Joseph Kamel (‘Camellus’) (1661–1706).

  1. Any plant of the genus Camellia, shrubs and small trees native to Asia; Camellia japonica is the most popular as a garden plant; Camellia sinensis is the tea plant.

Notable Persons Named Camellia

Camellia Johnson was a classical soprano, soprano, and classicalsoprano. Camellia was born on September 20th, 1953 in Palatka, Florida, U.S. She died on August 26th, 2015.

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Camellia was born on January 24th, 1964.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1921 6 6 0
1926 7 7 0
1928 5 5 0
1929 5 5 0
1930 7 7 0
1933 5 5 0
1934 8 8 0
1935 6 6 0
1936 5 5 0
1937 7 7 0
1938 13 13 0
1939 13 13 0
1940 17 17 0
1941 20 20 0
1942 21 21 0
1943 35 35 0
1944 30 30 0
1945 31 31 0
1946 29 29 0
1947 30 30 0
1948 44 44 0
1949 38 38 0
1950 35 35 0
1951 29 29 0
1952 36 36 0
1953 31 31 0
1954 34 34 0
1955 45 45 0
1956 35 35 0
1957 42 42 0
1958 37 37 0
1959 35 35 0
1960 21 21 0
1961 33 33 0
1962 29 29 0
1963 27 27 0
1964 30 30 0
1965 28 28 0
1966 32 32 0
1967 36 36 0
1968 30 30 0
1969 35 35 0
1970 28 28 0
1971 19 19 0
1972 21 21 0
1973 20 20 0
1974 26 26 0
1975 19 19 0
1976 28 28 0
1977 23 23 0
1978 27 27 0
1979 26 26 0
1980 28 28 0
1981 16 16 0
1982 32 32 0
1983 18 18 0
1984 29 29 0
1985 32 32 0
1986 21 21 0
1987 64 64 0
1988 30 30 0
1989 32 32 0
1990 23 23 0
1991 22 22 0
1992 28 28 0
1993 11 11 0
1994 22 22 0
1995 16 16 0
1996 12 12 0
1997 17 17 0
1998 23 23 0
1999 21 21 0
2000 22 22 0
2001 21 21 0
2002 17 17 0
2003 26 26 0
2004 14 14 0
2005 15 15 0
2006 12 12 0
2007 17 17 0
2008 19 19 0
2009 24 24 0
2010 28 28 0
2011 33 33 0
2012 53 53 0
2013 45 45 0
2014 68 68 0
2015 67 67 0
2016 79 79 0
2017 90 90 0

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Fun Facts about the name Camellia

  • How Popular is the name Camellia? Camellia is the 5,973rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Camellia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,426 babies born with the first name Camellia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Camellia to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Camellia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1921 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Camellia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Camellia is Friday, April 9th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Camellia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Camellia was in 2017 with a total of 90 babies.
  • Random Camellia Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Camellia is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 13 babies in California have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Camellia: Your name in reverse order is Aillemac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Elamacil. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
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