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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Dra"ma
  1. A composition, in prose or poetry, accommodated to action, and intended to exhibit a picture of human life, or to depict a series of grave or humorous actions of more than ordinary interest, tending toward some striking result. It is commonly designed to be spoken and represented by actors on the stage."A divine pastoral drama in the Song of Solomon." [Milton.]
  2. A series of real events invested with a dramatic unity and interest."The dramaof war." [Thackeray.]"Westward the course of empire takes its way; The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day; Time's noblest offspring is the last." [Berkeley.]"The drama and contrivances of God's providence." [Sharp.]
  3. Dramatic composition and the literature pertaining to or illustrating it; dramatic literature.

Note: ☞ The principal species of the drama are tragedy and comedy; inferior species are tragi-comedy melodrama operas burlettas, and farces.

Etymology: L. drama, Gr. dra^ma, fr. dra^n to do, act; cf. Lith. daryti

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The quality of being arresting or highly emotional
  2. The literary genre of works intended for the theater
  3. A dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
  4. An episode that is turbulent or highly emotional

From Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drâma, “an act, a theatrical act, a play”), from δράω (dráō, “to act, to take action, to achieve”).

  1. A composition, normally in prose, telling a story and intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue
  2. Such a work for television, radio or the cinema (usually one that is not a comedy)
  3. Theatrical plays in general
  4. A situation in real life that has the characteristics of such a theatrical play
  5. (slang) Rumor, lying or exaggerated reaction to life events; melodrama; an angry dispute or scene; intrigue or spiteful interpersonal maneuvering.

drama was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Cebuano, Czech, Icelandic, Irish, Latin, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Portuguese, Scottish Gaelic, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Swedish, Veps, and Welsh

Notable Persons Named Drama

Drama is a hip hop music rapping. His most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to 2003. Drama was given the name Terence Cook .


Notable Persons With the Last Name Drama

DJ Drama is a hip hop music disc jockey and music executive. He was most active from 2001 to present. DJ was given the name Tyree Cinque Simmons on April 22nd, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


Drama is a hip hop music rapping. His most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to 2003. Drama was given the name Terence Cook .


Vojihna / Vojin of Drama was a famed somebody. Vojihna was born in 1298. He passed away in 1356.


Fun Facts about the name Drama

  • When was the first name Drama first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Drama is Tuesday, October 7th, 1884.
  • How unique is the name Drama? From 1880 to 2016 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Drama. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Drama: Your name in reverse order is Amard. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Armad. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.