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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Era

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  • A submission from Albania says the name Era means "Gift of god" and is of Albanian origin.
  • A submission from Albania says the name Era means "Wind" and is of Albanian origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun E"ra
Senses
  1. A fixed point of time, usually an epoch, from which a series of years is reckoned."The foundation of Solomon's temple is conjectured by Ideler to have been an era." [R. S. Poole.]
  2. A period of time reckoned from some particular date or epoch; a succession of years dating from some important event; as, the era of Alexander; the era of Christ, or the Christian erasee under Christian). "The first century of our era." [M. Arnold.]
  3. A period of time in which a new order of things prevails; a signal stage of history; an epoch."Painting may truly be said to have opened the new era of culture." [J. A. Symonds.]
    synonyms: Epoch; time; date; period; age; dispensation. See Epoch.

Etymology: LL. aera an era, in earlier usage, the items of an account, counters, pl. of aes aeris, brass, money. See Ore

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (baseball) a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness; calculated as the average number of earned runs allowed by the pitcher for every nine innings pitched
  2. A major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods
  3. A period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event
Wiktionary

Borrowing from Late Latin aera.

  1. A time period of indeterminate length, generally more than one year.
  2. (geology) A unit of time, smaller than eons and greater than periods.

era was also found in the following language(s): Asturian, Basque, Catalan, Chuukese, Esperanto, Fala, Galician, Interlingua, Italian, Latin, Luganda, Old Dutch, Old High German, Old Saxon, Old Tupi, Polish, Portuguese, Rapa Nui, Romanian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Era

Era Istrefi is a pop music, reggae, and trap music musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2012 to present. Era was born on July 4th, 1994 in Pristina. Era is also known as Era.

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Era was born on April 28th, 1923.

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Era was born on May 20th, 1983.

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Era was born on March 7th, 1939. Era is also known as MISA Bernard.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Era

Urdu poet of Post-Mughal era was a ghazal, nazm, naat, and hamd poet. Urdu was born in 1828 in Lucknow. Urdu is also known as Amir Minai and Amir Meenai. He passed away on October 13th, 1900.

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JD Era is a hip hop music, rhythm, and blues musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2005. JD was born on April 15th, 1985. JD is also known as Era the Great.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 11 11 0
1881 9 9 0
1882 7 7 0
1883 14 14 0
1884 15 15 0
1885 21 21 0
1886 19 19 0
1887 21 21 0
1888 26 26 0
1889 26 26 0
1890 49 49 0
1891 45 45 0
1892 34 34 0
1893 43 43 0
1894 46 46 0
1895 47 47 0
1896 54 54 0
1897 72 72 0
1898 84 84 0
1899 48 48 0
1900 74 74 0
1901 65 65 0
1902 68 68 0
1903 79 79 0
1904 87 87 0
1905 67 67 0
1906 66 66 0
1907 84 84 0
1908 77 77 0
1909 79 79 0
1910 91 91 0
1911 78 78 0
1912 86 86 0
1913 95 95 0
1914 125 118 7
1915 145 145 0
1916 157 157 0
1917 145 145 0
1918 142 142 0
1919 155 150 5
1920 139 129 10
1921 135 135 0
1922 131 131 0
1923 122 122 0
1924 114 114 0
1925 122 122 0
1926 117 117 0
1927 108 108 0
1928 80 80 0
1929 89 83 6
1930 72 72 0
1931 59 59 0
1932 61 61 0
1933 64 64 0
1934 57 57 0
1935 55 55 0
1936 43 43 0
1937 39 39 0
1938 61 61 0
1939 43 43 0
1940 40 40 0
1941 32 32 0
1942 41 41 0
1943 30 30 0
1944 38 38 0
1945 38 38 0
1946 35 35 0
1947 46 46 0
1948 37 37 0
1949 30 24 6
1950 27 27 0
1951 27 27 0
1952 30 30 0
1953 25 25 0
1954 29 29 0
1955 24 24 0
1956 20 20 0
1957 20 20 0
1958 19 19 0
1959 27 27 0
1960 14 14 0
1961 15 15 0
1962 17 17 0
1963 17 17 0
1964 13 13 0
1965 12 12 0
1966 12 12 0
1967 7 7 0
1968 5 5 0
1969 17 17 0
1970 14 14 0
1971 13 13 0
1972 9 9 0
1973 6 6 0
1974 12 12 0
1975 7 7 0
1976 12 12 0
1977 11 11 0
1978 12 12 0
1979 8 8 0
1980 10 10 0
1984 8 8 0
1985 10 10 0
1986 9 9 0
1987 6 6 0
1989 6 6 0
1990 5 5 0
1992 6 6 0
1993 6 6 0
1996 5 5 0
1997 11 11 0
1999 6 6 0
2000 8 8 0
2002 12 12 0
2003 11 11 0
2004 15 15 0
2005 14 14 0
2006 10 10 0
2007 14 14 0
2008 17 17 0
2009 15 15 0
2010 15 15 0
2011 19 19 0
2012 20 20 0
2013 21 21 0
2014 22 22 0
2015 26 26 0
2016 34 34 0
2017 30 30 0

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Popularity of Era as a first name

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Popularity of Era as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Era U.S.
  White 52.84% 64.26%
  African American 4.68% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 23.08% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 18.06% 16.26%

Of Last Name Era

People with the last name Era are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Era

  • How Popular is the name Era? Era is the 3,517th most popular name of all time. As a last name Era was the 66,164th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Era have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,606 babies born with the first name Era in the United States. That's more than enough people named Era to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Era? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Era first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Era is Thursday, October 10th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Era born? The highest recorded use of the first name Era was in 1916 with a total of 157 babies.
  • Random Era Factoid: According to the 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Era is not a popular baby girl's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, only 11 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1927.
  • Weird things about the name Era: Your name in reverse order is Are. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Are. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Era? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 299 people with the last name Era.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Era? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Era as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m 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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