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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Chardonnay

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Char`don*nay"
Senses
  1. a white wine grape.
  2. dry white Chablis-type table wine made from Chardonnay grapes.
    synonyms: Pinot Chardonnay.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Dry white table wine resembling Chablis but made from Chardonnay grapes
  2. White wine grape
Wiktionary

French, believed to be named after the village of Chardonnay in the Mâconnais region of France, where Pouilly-Fuissé is currently produced; it is possible that the variety was first bred there

The place name Chardonnay is from Medieval Latin Cardonnacum.

  1. (countable) A green-skinned grape variety used to make a white wine.
  2. (uncountable) A variety of wine made from this grape.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1985 5 5 0
1986 21 21 0
1987 21 21 0
1988 20 20 0
1989 18 18 0
1990 26 26 0
1991 48 48 0
1992 22 22 0
1993 34 34 0
1994 27 27 0
1995 33 33 0
1996 42 42 0
1997 41 41 0
1998 43 43 0
1999 45 45 0
2000 35 35 0
2001 31 31 0
2002 22 22 0
2003 16 16 0
2004 5 5 0
2005 10 10 0
2006 16 16 0
2007 6 6 0
2008 8 8 0
2009 14 14 0
2010 7 7 0
2011 9 9 0
2012 8 8 0
2013 5 5 0

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Popularity of Chardonnay as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Chardonnay

  • How Popular is the name Chardonnay? Chardonnay is the 14,015th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Chardonnay have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 638 babies born with the first name Chardonnay in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chardonnay to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chardonnay? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1985 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Chardonnay born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chardonnay was in 1991 with a total of 48 babies.
  • Random Chardonnay Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chardonnay is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Chardonnay: Your name in reverse order is Yannodrahc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hcnayrdnoa. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Chardonnay born Oct 8, 2008

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 Yukon approximately on 1875. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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  • Sources:
  • 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.