February

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Origin and Meaning of February

"February" is a name of American origin, and it means "Born in February". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Feb"ru*a*ry
The second month in the year, said to have been introduced into the Roman calendar by Numa. In common years this month contains twenty-eight days; in the bissextile, or leap year, it has twenty-nine days.

Etymology: L. Februarius, orig., the month of expiation, because on the fifteenth of this month the great feast of expiation and purification was held, fr. februa, pl., the Roman festival or purification; akin to februare to purify, expiate

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  1. The month following January and preceding March
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From Latin Februārius (“the month of the Februa”), from Fēbrua (“the Purgings, the Purifications”), a Roman holiday two days after its ides (i.e., Feb. 15), + -arius (“-ary: forming adjectives”). Fēbrua from fēbruum (“purging”), from an earlier Sabine word, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewh₂- (“smoke, haze”) and thus cognate with thio- (“sulfurous”) and Ancient Greek θεῖον (theîon, “sulfur”) or from *dʰegʷʰris, an extension of the root *dʰegʷʰ- (“to burn”) and thus cognate with fever and Latin febris. A relatinization abandoning Middle English feoverel, from Old French feverier.

  1. The short month following January and preceding March in the Roman, Julian, and Gregorian calendars, used in all three calendars for intercalation or addition of leap days.
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Notable Persons With the Last Name February

Edmund was born on September 15th, 1955.

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Jody February is an athlete for the Ajax Cape Town F.C.

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Fun Facts about the name February

  • When was the first name February first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name February is Thursday, February 12th, 1925.
  • How unique is the name February? From 1880 to 2016 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name February. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name February: Your name in reverse order is Yraurbef. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Raerufyb. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for February born Apr 13, 2007

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Africa approximately on 1275. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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  • 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.
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