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Origin and Meaning of Chimere

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Chi*mere"
The upper robe worn by a bishop, to which lawn sleeves are usually attached.

Etymology: OF. chamarre., F. simarrecf. It. zimarra), fr. Sp. chamarra zamarra, a coat made of sheepskins, a sheepskin, perh. from Ar. sammūr the Scythian weasel or marten, the sable. Cf. Simarre


From Middle French chimarre, from Spanish zamarra. Cognate with French chamarre, simarre, Italian zimarra, of same origin.

  1. (ecclesiastical) The upper robe worn by some bishops of the Anglican communion, usually without sleeves.

chimere was also found in the following language(s): Italian

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1979 78 78 0
1980 167 167 0
1981 147 147 0
1982 123 123 0
1983 60 60 0
1984 57 57 0
1985 32 32 0
1986 31 31 0
1987 10 10 0
1988 17 17 0
1989 12 12 0
1990 11 11 0
1991 9 9 0
1992 10 10 0
1993 5 5 0
1995 7 7 0
2000 8 8 0
2001 10 5 5
2002 5 5 0
2006 6 6 0
2007 10 10 0
2008 7 7 0
2015 7 7 0

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Popularity of Chimere as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Chimere

  • How Popular is the name Chimere? Chimere is the 11,885th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Chimere have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 829 babies born with the first name Chimere in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chimere to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chimere? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 78 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Chimere born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chimere was in 1980 with a total of 167 babies.
  • Random Chimere Factoid: According to the 1986 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chimere is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1986.
  • Weird things about the name Chimere: Your name in reverse order is Eremihc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Reeimhc. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Chimere born Nov 25, 2015

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 Northern Canada approximately on 1525. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. 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. 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)
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