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Origin and Meaning of Cinder

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  • A submission from Illinois, United States says the name Cinder means "Ash, ember" and is of English origin.
Other origins: Scandinavian, Irish (Gealic), Gaelic, and Celtic/Gaelic

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cin"der
  1. Partly burned or vitrified coal, or other combustible, in which fire is extinct.
  2. A hot coal without flame; an ember.
  3. A scale thrown off in forging metal.
  4. The slag of a furnace, or scoriaceous lava from a volcano.

Etymology: AS. sinder slag, dross; akin to Icel. sindr dross, Sw. sinder, G. sinter, D. sintel; perh. influenced by F. cendre ashes, fr. L. cinis. Cf. Sinter

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  1. A fragment of incombustible matter left after a wood or coal or charcoal fire
  1. A river in Alaska.

Notable Persons Named Cinder

Cinder Block is a hardcore punk and punk rock musician. She plays Vocals. She was most active from 1983 to present. Cinder was given the name Cindy Morgan on May 13th, 1961. Cinder is also known as Cinder Bischoff, Morgan, and Cindy.


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Fun Facts about the name Cinder

  • How Popular is the name Cinder? Cinder is the 51,106th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Cinder have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 39 babies born with the first name Cinder in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cinder? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1951 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Cinder first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cinder is Saturday, February 22nd, 1908.
  • What year had the most people named Cinder born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cinder was in 1999 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Cinder: Your name in reverse order is Rednic. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nridce. 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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