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Origin and Meaning of Cinnamon

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cin"na*mon
The inner bark of the shoots of Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, a tree growing in Ceylon. It is aromatic, of a moderately pungent taste, and is one of the best cordial, carminative, and restorative spices.Cassia.

Etymology: Heb. qinnāmōn; cf. Gr. �, �, cinnamomum, cinnamon. The Heb. word itself seems to have been borrowed from some other language; cf. Malay kājū mānis sweet wood

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  1. Spice from the dried aromatic bark of the Ceylon cinnamon tree; used as rolled strips or ground
  2. Tropical Asian tree with aromatic yellowish-brown bark; source of the spice cinnamon
  3. Aromatic bark used as a spice
Wiktionary

From Old French cinnamone, from Latin cinnamon, cinnamomum, from Ancient Greek κίνναμον (kínnamon) κινναμωμον (kinnamōmon), from Phoenician, cognate with Hebrew קִנָּמוֹן (qinnāmōn).

  1. (countable) A small evergreen tree native to Sri Lanka and southern India, Cinnamomum verum or Cinnamomum zeylanicum, belonging to the family Lauraceae.
  2. Several related trees, notably the Indonesian cinnamon (Cinnamomum burmannii) and Chinese cinnamon or cassia (Cinnamomum aromaticum or Cinnamomum cassia).
  3. (uncountable) A spice from the dried aromatic bark of the tree, either rolled into strips or ground into a powder. The word is commonly used as trade name for spices made of any of the species above. The product made of Cinnamomum verum is sometimes referred to as true cinnamon.
  4. (countable) A yellowish-brown colour, the color of .

Notable Persons Named Cinnamon

Linda Stouffer is a journalist. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to present. Linda was given the name Cinnamon Linda Stouffer on August 5th, 1970 in San Marcos, Texas.

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Cinnamon Chaney is a soccer player for the New Zealand women's national football team. Cinnamon was born on January 10th, 1969 in New Zealand.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1967 41 41 0
1968 91 91 0
1969 202 202 0
1970 110 110 0
1971 94 94 0
1972 63 63 0
1973 65 65 0
1974 61 61 0
1975 75 75 0
1976 58 58 0
1977 47 47 0
1978 59 59 0
1979 53 53 0
1980 56 56 0
1981 44 44 0
1982 49 49 0
1983 25 25 0
1984 29 29 0
1985 29 29 0
1986 22 22 0
1987 34 34 0
1988 28 28 0
1989 33 33 0
1990 36 36 0
1991 137 137 0
1992 73 73 0
1993 46 46 0
1994 45 45 0
1995 35 35 0
1996 29 29 0
1997 27 27 0
1998 30 30 0
1999 30 30 0
2000 24 24 0
2001 39 39 0
2002 17 17 0
2003 19 19 0
2004 7 7 0
2005 19 19 0
2006 13 13 0
2007 6 6 0
2008 10 10 0
2009 5 5 0
2010 7 7 0

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Popularity of Cinnamon as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cinnamon U.S.
  White 94.57% 64.26%
  African American 0.79% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.58% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cinnamon

People with the last name Cinnamon are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Cinnamon

  • How Popular is the name Cinnamon? Cinnamon is the 6,747th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cinnamon was the 27,331st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cinnamon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,022 babies born with the first name Cinnamon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cinnamon to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cinnamon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1967 when it was given as a first name to 41 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Cinnamon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cinnamon was in 1969 with a total of 202 babies.
  • Random Cinnamon Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cinnamon is not a popular baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 12 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Cinnamon: Your name in reverse order is Nomannic. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oinamcnn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cinnamon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 884 people with the last name Cinnamon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cinnamon? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cinnamon as their last name since less than 1 person in 333k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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