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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Crim"son
A deep red color tinged with blue; also, red color in general.

Etymology: OE. crimson, OF. crimoisin, F. cramoisicf. Sp. carmesi.) LL. carmesinus, fr. Ar. qermazi, fr. qermez crimson, kermes, fr. Skr. kṛmija produced by a worm; k�mi worm or insect + jan to generate; akin to E. kin. CF. Carmine Kermes

adjective Crim"son
Of a deep red color tinged with blue; deep red.
verb Crim"son
To dye with crimson or deep red; to redden.
verb Crim"son
To become crimson; to blush.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A deep and vivid red color
  2. Turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame
  3. Characterized by violence or bloodshed ("writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days" and "fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing")
  4. Of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
  5. (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion ("crimson with fury" and "flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment")
Wiktionary

From Spanish, from Arabic قِرْمِز (qirmiz), from Persian کرمست (kirmist), from Middle Persian, from Sanskrit.

  1. A deep, slightly bluish red.

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Crimson was born on February 21st, 1985 in Cleveland. Crimson is also known as Mercer and Tommy; Little Red.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Crimson

Crimson was born on February 21st, 1985 in Cleveland. Crimson is also known as Mercer and Tommy; Little Red.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1974 6 6 0
1975 5 5 0
1976 6 6 0
1978 5 5 0
1980 5 5 0
1981 7 7 0
1982 7 7 0
1983 11 11 0
1984 7 7 0
1985 9 9 0
1986 5 5 0
1987 6 6 0
1988 8 8 0
1989 9 9 0
1990 12 12 0
1991 8 8 0
1992 13 13 0
1993 14 14 0
1994 13 13 0
1995 13 13 0
1996 17 17 0
1997 21 21 0
1998 27 20 7
1999 17 17 0
2000 29 24 5
2001 28 23 5
2002 31 26 5
2003 24 24 0
2004 22 13 9
2005 34 25 9
2006 43 31 12
2007 43 31 12
2008 45 32 13
2009 45 29 16
2010 59 37 22
2011 61 50 11
2012 91 59 32
2013 78 60 18
2014 90 52 38
2015 99 62 37
2016 114 70 44
2017 87 51 36

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Fun Facts about the name Crimson

  • How Popular is the name Crimson? Crimson is the 9,067th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Crimson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,274 babies born with the first name Crimson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Crimson to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Crimson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1974 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Crimson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Crimson is Saturday, February 15th, 1902.
  • What year had the most people named Crimson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Crimson was in 2016 with a total of 70 babies.
  • Random Crimson Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Crimson is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Crimson: Your name in reverse order is Nosmirc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Omscnri. 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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